Monday News(letter)

February 8, 2021

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Academic

Health Policy & Management Seminar: Show me the data: An overview of data science applications in healthcare

Date: Monday, February 8

Time: 7PM

Zoom


Marie Ng, Ph.D., is an Associate Director in Data Science at Trinity Life Sciences, where she leads the development of analytic solutions to address business challenges faced by life sciences companies. Marie has over a decade of academic and industry experience extracting data insights to understand global epidemiological landscape and applying those insights to inform policy changes. Prior to joining Trinity, she was a senior data scientist at IBM Watson Health and an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. She has over 40 publications in leading medical journals including The Lancet, JAMA, and Nature. She received her B.S. (summa cum laude) in Psychology from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the University of Southern California.


Please join us for this virtual seminar on Monday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! Register at: https://tinyurl.com/ngwebinar2021.

Environmental Health Seminar: Improved Next Generation Sequencing Techniques to Study the Microbiome of Healthcare Settings”

Date: Friday, February 12

Time: 11:30AM

Zoom Meeting ID: 941 5555 0151 Passcode: EHSC8030


Megan Beaudry, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia


Speaker Details: Megan Beaudry is a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Health Science and is working under the advisement of Dr. Travis Glenn. Megan received her Bachelor’s of Science from Keene State College in 2016 and continued with her Master of Science from the University of Alberta in 2018. Megan is using next generation sequencing techniques to study a variety of microbial problems, in particular antimicrobial resistance in clinical settings, whole genome sequencing of Cryptosporidium spp., and water quality.

Graduate Student Emergency Fund

Details:

We would like to remind you that the Graduate School has an Emergency Fund for students experiencing temporary financial hardship due to an emergency situation.

The intent of the Graduate Student Emergency Fund is to provide limited, one-time financial assistance, up to $2,000, to enrolled degree-seeking graduate students who, due to circumstances beyond their control, have suffered a temporary crisis. To apply for support, a student must fill out the required form in GradStatus and provide documentation of the emergency situation.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES: Typical expenses that will be considered due to unforeseen circumstances include, but are not limited to:

o Replacement of essential personal belonging due to natural disaster, fire, theft, etc.;

o Travel costs related to a death or serious illness in the immediate family;

o Personal safety needs (e.g. changing a lock);

o Books or other essential academic expenses;

o Medications or other health-related costs; and

o Rent, utilities, or other essential household expenses.

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES: Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

o Tuition and fees;

o Fees for conferences;

o Long-term medical expenses;

o New or replacement expense for a computer (See Laptop Loaner Program)

o Expenses caused by long-term unemployment or underemployment; and

o Expenses related to green cards, student visas, or similar immigration documents.

Please see the Emergency Fund website for more information.

Meetings & Events

The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom


Join Eddie R. Cole as he discusses the research behind his best-selling book, The Campus Color Line.

Cole is a scholar of higher education history and strives to enrich the conversation by making connections to current contexts in an engaging way.

The event is presented as part of the Institute of Higher Education's Critical Perspectives on Race series and is part of the University's 60 anniversary of desegregation.


Monday, February 8 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event: https://ihe.uga.edu/events/Campus-color-line

TEDxUGA 2021 Salon Series: Salon 2 with Kate Foral

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

TEDxUGA 2021| 6:00 p.m. | Facebook Live


Join us Wed. Feb 10 as Kate Foral, a BS/MPH student in environmental health, takes the virtual TEDxUGA stage to share how participation in environmental research can create global change. Kate is a third-year undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health with a minor in Health Policy and Management and a certificate in Water Resources. A former water quality intern at the Upper Oconee Watershed Network, Foral now serves as the College of Public Health senator for the Student Government Association, the co-president of the UGArden Community Farm Club, and an environmental sustainability fellow at the consulting group She Grows it. In her talk, Kate explores how participation in environmental research can create global change. Find out how to watch here.

February Blood Drives

The UGA chapter of the American Red Cross wants to inform the faculty, staff, and students about the blood drive that will be occurring this month on February 4th, 9th, and 25th from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM in Memorial Hall. There is a flyer attached with all information needed.

If there is anyone that would like to sign up for a blood drive appointment, here is the link to the sign-up sheet: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time. Sponsor code: UGA

UNICEF at UGA

UNICEF is currently leading efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine globally and is fundraising to purchase 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines. UNICEF at UGA is launching a new Instagram store to support these efforts. We will be selling handmade jewelry, keychains, scarves, and treat boxes for Valentine’s Day. The store is available online at the @unicefuga Instagram through February 12th, and we will have a physical store set up in Tate plaza from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on February 11th and 12th. All proceeds from the store will benefit UNICEF’s vaccination efforts, and we greatly appreciate any support!

Public Health Professionals Gateway

The application period for PHAP host sites is open through 11:59 pm (ET), February 16. Apply today! https://www.cdc.gov/phap/index.html


The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. After completing the program, PHAP graduates are qualified to apply for jobs with public health agencies and organizations.

HSR Day Call for Abstracts

The Georgia CTSA and Emory Health Services Research Center are pleased to present the 7th annual Health Services Research Day. Join us virtually for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities across the state of Georgia.


https://georgiactsa.org/research/cmdts/hsr.html

Call for Abstracts

For more information │ http://bit.ly/HSRDay

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Scholarships/Internships/Fellowships

Chilombo Scholars Program in Summer 2021

Chilombo Global Career Services LLC is launching the Chilombo Scholars Program in Summer 2021 to provide paid work experiences to students and recent graduates (undergraduate and graduate level) of Black/African Descent with a background in public health. Because this is a pilot program, only 3 nonprofits will be chosen for Summer 2021. Nonprofits who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list until the next cohort is available.

https://chilomboglobalcareerservices.com/scholarsprogram/?fbclid=IwAR0Ghkd3jTSPC1I4cLCvBHCQpNhs1Gi0fr-hf-Rumlk6cNNBJaPYQFoWx08

Federal Management Consulting, Healthcare Segment

If you are driven by working with federal agencies to address some of the largest healthcare problems in the U.S., this is the role for you. Guidehouse is seeking Interns to provide management consulting services for our federal healthcare clients across the following functions: strategy, process improvement, analytics, accounting, information technology, communications, and project management.


Our Interns help our clients improve their business processes, internal controls, operating efficiency, transparency and performance management, and ability to comply with federal laws and regulations. During your assignment, you will be given the opportunity to support projects to address some of the most significant project challenges faced by federal clients. Guidehouse projects are extremely fluid and require self-motivated individuals willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals. Project members are provided the opportunity to interact with our clients' senior management and enhance their skills in the areas of technical competency, business development, client service and people development.


Throughout the internship, you will have the chance to work with our internal teams on the assigned project/contract, meet with upper management to reflect on your personal and professional development, and socialize with your fellow interns during outings/activities.


Learn more here: https://careers.guidehouse.com/jobs/7066?lang=en-us

Job Opportunities

Consultant - Federal Management Consulting, Healthcare Segment

Job Description

Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Responsibilities

If you are driven by working with federal agencies to address some of the largest healthcare problems in the U.S., this is the role for you. Guidehouse is seeking candidates to provide management consulting services for our federal healthcare clients across the following functions: strategy, process improvement, analytics, accounting, information technology, communications, and project management.


Our Consultants help our clients improve their business processes, internal controls, operating efficiency, transparency and performance management, and ability to comply with federal laws and regulations. During your assignment, you will be given the opportunity to support projects to address some of the most significant project challenges faced by federal clients. Guidehouse projects are extremely fluid and require self-motivated individuals willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals. Project members are provided the opportunity to interact with our clients' senior management and enhance their skills in the areas of technical competency, business development, client service and people development.


As a Consultant, you will work with an experienced team to support the development of client deliverables, internal and client presentations, day-to-day project logistics, and any additional project tasks. This position provides individuals the opportunity to serve clients across a wide variety of functions including strategy, process improvement, analytics, accounting, information technology, communications, and project management.


Learn more here: https://careers.guidehouse.com/jobs/7068?lang=en-us

Senior Consultant - Federal Management Consulting, Healthcare Segment

Responsibilities

If you are driven by working with federal agencies to address some of the largest healthcare problems in the U.S., this is the role for you. Guidehouse is seeking Senior Consultants to provide management consulting services for our federal healthcare clients across the following functions: strategy, process improvement, analytics, accounting, information technology, communications, and project management.


Senior Consultants have responsibility for client management, solution implementation and generation of project results. You will own project workstreams and interact with the client daily to ensure engagement success. This includes supporting day-to-day operational meetings with client sponsors and consulting leaders. Senior Consultants are expected to prepare and communicate well-organized, effective reports and presentations to client and internal executives. You will lead, coach and mentor consultants and ensure quality deliverables.


We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As a Senior Consultant, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to deepen your specialized industry knowledge and consulting skills. As you hone your project management skills, leadership abilities and the aptitude for managing multiple workstreams, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Managing Consultant level.


Learn more here: https://careers.guidehouse.com/jobs/6876?lang=en-us

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