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January 25, 2021

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Health Promotion Application Deadline February 12th

Deadline: Friday, February 12th by 5:00pm

Applications for the health promotion major are due on the second Fridays in February and September. Please check with your advisor if you have questions about eligibility.

Apply Here:

Alumni Connection: Adam Gobin

The CPH Development Office hosted An Alumni Connection in collaboration with Franklin College to connect our students with UGA Bulldog 40 Under 40 honoree Adam Gobin, MPH ’08. 27 students attended the event to engage with about Adam’s career journey in public health. View the event video now.

Volunteer Opportunity with the Department of Public Health

DPH is looking for volunteers for various parts its vaccine roll out. Many of our students have been interested in helping out during the pandemic.

Click here for details:

Summer & Fall Interns: Scholarships Available

The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for our Fall EL Scholarships, and we have learned that our esteemed advisors are the best way to get the word out to students! The deadline is 2/15/21 and will include activities taking place in Maymester, and Summer, and Fall 2021. Awards are in amounts up to $2500 and may be used for ANY course or non-credit activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA.


  • Open to undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of UGA coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be pursuing an activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA

Students can access the application and find more info on our website:

Did you Miss the State of the Public's Health Conference? Watch the Session Here.

Thank you for attending the 2021 Virtual State of the Public's Health Conference on Tuesday, January 12. We hope you felt as energized as we did from the insights shared.

For those who missed out, you can find links to video recordings of all keynote and breakout sessions below. Download the agenda for the full program or read our conference wrap-up here.

Conference Videos


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Aurora at UGA

Aurora at UGA is a nonprofit service organization that serves to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings through year-round programs designed to provide happiness to them during challenging times. We are currently expanding our membership and are looking for passionate individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of these kids!

Some activities we do to spread joy to cancer children include...

  • Volunteering at 'Fun Days' (We get together with our Aurora families and take the kids on fun outings to trampoline parks, corn mazes, the movies, pumpkin patches, etc.)
  • Virtual game & scavenger hunt nights
  • Creating fun goody bags to be distributed to children in the hospitals
  • Writing letters to children with cancer
  • Fundraising through creative, engaging events

If you are interested in learning more about Aurora or joining our service organization, please feel free to attend our interest meeting, email, visit our involvement network page, or join our GroupMe! The official registration form is located below.

Interest Meeting – January 28th @ 7 PM (see involvement network for Zoom link)

GroupMe Link –

Official Registration Form –

Website –

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Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

Join the UGA College of Public Health for a Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom Meeting. Session topics will include: curriculum, professional and personal development opportunities, career paths, and admissions requirements and deadlines.

The MPH program is designed to equip students with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. Degree concentrations include: Biostatistics, Disaster Management, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Promotion, and Health Policy and Management.

TO REGISTER: Fill out this registration form or contact to participate in this event.

This is part of a series of monthly informational sessions on the MPH offered by the College’s Office of Academic Affairs. Please visit this link for upcoming dates.

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Global Health Seminar Series: COVID-19 and Global Food Security

Chase Sova, Ph.D., Senior Director of Public Policy and Thought Leadership, World Food Program USA

Please join us for this virtual seminar on Thursday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m. Join the seminar via Zoom at this link:

Speaker Bio: Dr. Chase Sova is senior director of Public Policy and Thought Leadership at World Food Program USA (WFP USA) and Senior Associate (non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Program. Previously, Chase worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). He has consulted with the World Bank, Johns Hopkins, and Tufts University. Interested in the intersection of food insecurity and conflict, humanitarian assistance, climate change, and sustainable agriculture, Chase has worked on food systems in 15 developing countries across Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He has led several major research initiatives including WFP USA’s Winning the Peace: Hunger and Instability flagship report. Chase has served as an expert witness at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, his writing has been featured extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and he regularly lectures on food insecurity at Universities in Washington, D.C. He delivered a TEDx talk on “Winning the Long Game in the Fight to End Hunger” in 2018. Chase earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University.

Contact Juliet Sekandi for additional information.

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21st Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture

Date: February 2, 2021 Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Live-Streamed on the Graduate School’s YouTube Channel

Each year, an invited speaker delivers a lecture that honors the quiet determination and dignity with which Mary Frances Early pursued her efforts to ensure that the state’s flagship university became an institution of higher learning for all the people of Georgia. The annual lecture demonstrates the progress that has been made while also recognizing that work still remains in order to fully realize Ms. Early’s vision. With pride, we salute Ms. Early for all that she has accomplished and for the excellence, integrity, fortitude, and grace that she represents.

This event is a part of UGA’s 60th Anniversary of Desegregation.


Graduate School’s YouTube Channel


Pre-Nursing & Pre-Allied Health Events

Don’t miss out on these February events for Pre-Allied Health and Pre-Nursing Students. The Pre-Health Panel will consist of 3 professionals in varying Pre-Health fields and the CASAA Application Walkthrough is designed for Pre-AA students who are preparing for applications this Spring. All events will be held via zoom and no registration is required.










Save the Date for Future Events Such As:

3/3 11-3 Health Professions Fair

3/15 4:00-6:00 Chiropractic Medicine Panel

4/5 4:00-6:00 Genetic Counseling Panel

4/12 3:00-5:00 Allied Health & Nursing Clinical Hours Presentation

5/4 2:00-4:00 OTCAS Walkthrough

5/4 4:00-6:00 PTCAS Walkthrough

Mercer University School of Medicine Admission Panel

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) chapters at Mercer University School of Medicine will be hosting a multi-part webinar series this academic year for underrepresented minority pre-med students. The third and last webinar of the series will be held on Monday, Feb 8th. The goal of these webinars is to provide information and advice to pre-med students concerning the path to medical school. Some of the topics that will be discussed include how to apply using the AMCAS, letters of recommendation, personal statements and what to do after applying!

Register here:

Please follow Mercer's SNMA and LMSA pages to see reminders and updates!

@mercersnma and @mercerlmsa

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CDC Paid 2-Year Training Program Beginning October 2021

Deadline: 11:59pm on January 29th
PHAP is a two-year, competitive, paid training program for early-career public health professionals. Associates are employed and paid by CDC and work at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health departments; nongovernmental organizations; public health institutes and associations; academic institutions; and CDC quarantine stations.

There are numerous benefits to serving as an associate, including:

  • Recognition as employees of the nation’s leading public health agency, with the salary and benefits of a term-limited, Title 5 employee
  • Formal training in key public health competency areas, including seminars, workshops, web-based courses, and conferences to enhance basic public health program skills
  • Unique experience in the day-to-day operations of public health programs, qualifying associates to convert to career positions at CDC or equivalent positions in other public health organizations

PHAP is open to recent college graduates with a minimum of a bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 GPA required). Candidates must be willing to accept a position in any of the 50 states or 5 US territories and relocate at their own expense, if necessary.

Prospective candidates can learn more about the PHAP application process, explore PHAP’s BEST FIT model to find out if the program is a good fit for them, find answers to frequently asked questions, and read about associate experiences by visiting the Become an Associate section of the PHAP website. Applicants must apply through the federal hiring Those with further questions about PHAP or the application process can email or call 404-498-0030.

University of Florida Summer Health Professions Education Program (UF SHPEP)

UF SHPEP is a six-week academic enrichment program during the summer, for freshman and sophomore students from across the country who have an interest in pursuing a career in the health professions. The program is geared towards students who identify as a racial or ethnic minority that is underrepresented in various health professions or students who come from financially or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

In addition to academic enrichment in science and quantitative subjects, students will also gain clinical exposure, development of learning and study skills, and knowledge and insight into the health-related professional school admissions process.

UF SHPEP 2021 will take place from May 10th to June 18th and will be a 100% virtual experience that will still allow for numerous hands-on activities. Interested students must apply by February 5th at 11:59PM (EST).

UF SHPEP is free for students accepted to the program and are provided with a $600 stipend. SHPEP is a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Please forward this information to your students at University of Georgia that you believe would be interested in applying to the program! I am can also arrange to have program staff or alumni provide a virtual presentation at your institution on this wonderful opportunity or attend any relevant events (pre-health fairs, student organization meetings, etc.) that may be occurring at University of Georgia.

Additional information can be found on our website at or the national program website at
UGA International Centers, the only UGA owned property abroad, offers study abroad programs every term. Substantial scholarships are available. Feel free to contact us via Zoom during our open advising hours, Wednesdays 10-11am and Thursdays 2-3pm.

Undergraduate Admissions Internship Opportunity

Each year, our office hires undergraduate students to assist in special event planning, student recruitment, marketing campaigns, and admissions office duties. These highly competitive positions demand high levels of energy and passion, while providing excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. This internship will allow students to gain skills such as public speaking in settings of 10-100 + in person and virtually, interpersonal communication, large-scale event planning, use of data, phone etiquette and more.

We encourage students from ALL majors, colleges, and schools to apply. While there is no minimum class standing, we strongly encourage applications from students with UGA graduation dates beyond May 2022 or 2023, strong academic records, and campus involvement.

Click here to access the complete job description and application:

(ID# #4164364 UGA Undergraduate Admissions Student Intern)

The application deadline is Friday, February 5th by 4 p.m. All interested students are encouraged to attend a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, January 27th, at 5 p.m. held over Zoom. While attendance is not required, it is highly encouraged. Please email Kelly Bird for the Zoom meeting link or questions about the internship or application process, at in the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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If you wish to request a posting to our CPH Newsletter, please email with specific information on your event or announcement by Thursdays at noon.

Explore Study Away Day & Scholarship Deadlines

The Office of Global Engagement would like to announce our upcoming Explore Study Away Day on Thursday, January 28th from 10am - 5pm. Please encourage your students to join us to learn more about featured programs and general study away information. Students can also browse our website and join zoom info sessions with program directors and global education advisors! It's never to early to start planning!

Register to attend here:

We would also like to announce upcoming study abroad scholarship deadlines:

Boren Fellowship: January 27, Apply here

Franklin International Scholarship Fund: February 5, Apply here

Thomson Study Abroad in Classics: February 10, Apply here

Linda J. Piper for Studies Abroad: February 10, Apply here

Germanic & Slavic Studies Travel Grants: Feb. 14, Apply here

OGE General Scholarship: Feb. 15, Apply here

Experiential Learning Scholarship: Feb. 15, Apply here

Asia-GA Internship Connection: Feb. 15, Apply here

FLAS Fellowship: Feb. 18, Apply here

Rowan Study Abroad Scholarship: Feb. 28, Apply here