UGA Public Health

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February 19, 2016

Georgia's Graduate Programs in Public Health

Join UGA and other state of Georgia public health program representatives for a discussion and info fair on Monday, February 22nd, 12:00-2:00pm, Tate Grand Hall.
Representatives confirmed: Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Morehouse, and Mercer
12:00-1:00 Overview of programs
1:00-2:00 Information Fair
RSVP Here!

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Environmental Health Science Club

Our monthly meeting will be next Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm at Transmetropolitan downtown. The EHS Club has reserved the bigger room upstairs and will buy the first couple of pizzas. We will have a few announcements about upcoming events, but otherwise this meeting is meant to be a casual gathering so that we can all meet and get to know each other. It is surprising considering how small our department is that people still do not really have the opportunity to meet! So please come out and enjoy good food and delightful company!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/966230456797170/

Graduate & Alumni Panel

Join the CPH Ambassadors as they hear from public health alumni and current graduate students in public health and the UGA Medical Partnership programs. Monday, February 22nd, 3:30pm, 031 Rhodes Hall, HSC.
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CPH Ambassador Applications Open

The Undergraduate Ambassadors are a key part of showing current and prospective students what the College of Public Health is all about. Meet our current ambassadors here, and read on for more information on how to get involved.

Application Instructions

The priority deadline will be March 1st each year. Applications received by this date will be screened and selected applicants will participate in an interview, which will explore communication skills, willingness to learn more about the College, desire to convey pride in the College, and commitment to participate in assignments.

Advising Appointments Now Available for HPB majors

Academic advising appointments for undergraduate students in Health Promotion are made through SARA: https://www.franklin.uga.edu/advising/students/Unified_Login.php. Students whose last names begin with A-K schedule with Donovan Hollis; last names beginning with L-Z schedule with Priscilla Carter. If you have any trouble accessing your advisor, please email cphadm@uga.edu.

Croatia Study Abroad

Join the faculty leaders for an info session coming up next week. Like the Facebook page for updates and information. https://www.facebook.com/UGACroatia/

General Announcements

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Pre-Nursing Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 24 from 2:30-3:30

Description: We have an exciting opportunity coming up! The Georgia Regents Athens tour will be on Wednesday, February 24 from 2:30-3:30. The address is 1905 Barnett Shoals Road Athens 30605. It is very close, however I do recommend carpooling in order to make parking easier. Sign up on the google doc below (ONLY if you are positive you will be attending please.) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13iz_DpxAh9yDv6HEKiw-QNOvQyZCIj2-ord5Pn_pjto/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

Contact Info: Kate Bomar (kbomar@uga.edu)

Roosevelt Campus Network Conference Registration

The Roosevelt Institute at UGA is hosting the Southern Regional Roosevelt Campus Network Conference on April 1st and 2nd, 2016. This year's theme is "Presidential Platform," and students from all over the country will help develop policy platforms of their ideal presidential candidate. Conference attendees will enjoy a mixture of exciting faculty lectures and interactive group breakout activities. The breakout centers include: the Defense and Diplomacy Center, the Healthcare Center, the Environmental Center, the Equal Justice Center, and the Education Center. The conference will take place in UGA's beautiful Special Collections Library and the Miller Learning Center. See more information on the conference website: http://roosevelt.uga.edu/conference.html

The Roosevelt Institute at UGA is a student-led think tank focused on solving problems in the local, national, and global community. This conference is presented by UGA Libraries and the UGA Honors Program.

Scholarship Announcement

Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial

Eligibility: Student must demonstrate financial need with a minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to students who are pre-nursing or pre-physician assistant. Second preference will be given to students majoring in other health-related fields. Funds can only be used for educational purposes.

Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000

Application Requirements:

1. Resume

2. Copy of your financial award letter in Athena

3. An essay of no more than 250 words describing your professional goals and the manner in which the scholarship will contribute to your success. Please include the name of the scholarship(s) you are applying to.

Application Due Date: The application documents are due February 26, 2016. Please submit your documents to premed@uga.edu or you can drop them off in the lockbox in the Premedical Studies Office, 102 Memorial Hall, 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday



CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship

The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship was established in 1998 as CBC Spouses partnered with General Mills to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and other health-related studies. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the past decade, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health-related fields. Deadline: Feb 28th

Summer Opportunity

The Summer Immersion Project is an exciting international practicum/Volunteer opportunity in Guatemala, Central America. Our non-profit organization offers, field experience and an opportunity to work directly with underserved communities in the areas of Public Health and Social Work. Participants will work with Clubs de Niños y Niñas de Centro America (Boys and Girls Clubs of Central America) and will be guided to conduct Community Assessments, Engage Communities, and Implement Programs in a global setting, with an opportunity to practice Spanish. It is my hope that this unique study abroad experience will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about global need and create a positive change. Please contact me with any questions about this project at lcruz@cnnca.org. FYI: There are currently $250.00 scholarships available!