"Monday" Morning News(letter)

September 8 , 2015

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Academic News

Parking at HSC

Please be aware that a significant number of complaints have been made from the neighborhoods surrounding the UGA Health Sciences Campus (HSC) about vehicles parking on neighborhood streets. As a result, police are monitoring the area and anyone parked illegally may be ticketed.

We encourage everyone to be a good neighbor to those who live around our campus. One way to do that is to take advantage of the HSC's visitor lot parking (at $1/hr.) or permit parking ($20/mo.) available to students, faculty, and staff via UGA Parking Services. It is our desire to ensure that public health students are not contributing to the ongoing problem.

Call for Abstracts: Georgia Public Health Association

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 87th Annual Meeting & Conference of the Georgia Public Health Association.

Deadline: September 30, 2015

Wanted: College Committee Student Representatives

Would you like to be of service to the College and add to your CV/Resume all at one time? Well, consider joining one of our college’s committees! Each committee needs a student representative to speak on behalf of the entire student body. There are currently open positions for our Diversity Committee and our MPH Educational Committee. Each meet once each month for an hour. Email mumbi@uga.edu for details.

CDC/ATSDR GIS Day – Call for Presentations and Posters

GIS Day is being held on Thursday, November 19th at CDC Chamblee Campus Building 106, Room 1A/B. GIS Day is open to CDC and non-CDC employees, partners, public health and GIS professionals.

CDC/ATSDR’s GIS Day features oral presentations and a map gallery highlighting GIS activities at CDC/ATSDR and among external partners, and the creative GIS Day Bake-Off! GeoSWG’s GIS Day organizers are actively soliciting abstracts for oral presentations and map gallery displays. Please submit your abstract by email to the appropriate session organizer below no later than October 19th, 2015.Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and you will be notified by October 30 regarding your placement on the GIS Day program. This is a great way to showcase the work you are doing and to learn more about activities among your GIS and public health colleagues, both within and outside of CDC/ATSDR. Email Shannon Graham for more information about presentations (sgraham@cdc.gov)

Travel Funding for APHA Conference

Again this year the Dean is supporting travel of our students to the APHA annual meeting. The student must be presenting and be the lead presenter to receive support. If qualified, an email requesting support along with documentation of accepted presentation can be sent toaprilk04@uga.edu. Deadline for request is tomorrow, Sept. 15.

The National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is pleased to award 17 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), health policy, public health, and nursing. Eleven scholars will receive a 2 year scholarship for $5,000 per year, and six scholars will receive a 1 year scholarship for $2,000. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas in Los Angeles, CA on November 3, 2015 and New York City, NY on December 3, 2015. Please see the flyer for more details.

Course Information

Seminar Series- Current Topics in Epidemiology (EPID 7100)

Speaker: Molly Steele, Emory


Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Location: 235 Russell Hall (HSC)

Contact: Andreas Handel (ahandel@uga.edu)

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Global Health Certificate

Are you interested in learning more about the Global Health graduate certificate? Would you like to do an internship in conjunction with study abroad? Then contact Trina Lawrence, academic advisor with the College of Public Health at tplawr@uga.edu or (706) 542-4209

Meetings & Events

CPH Celebrates 10 Years!

When: October 5, 2015

Where: Miller Parade Ground, HSC


Please join us in celebrating this milestone. Register for the 10th Anniversary celebration below and check out the website for more information regarding other events throughout the week.


Athens-Oconee Heart Walk

October 9, 2015

To join or make a donation, please visit the Registration Page. For more information, emailmumbi@uga.edu

Athens Pride Week

Athens PRIDE week is September 7 - 13th. Visit http://www.athenspride.com/pride-week-schedule.html for a complete schedule of events.
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Public Health Association

Trivia Night at Hendershots

We are sponsoring a Trivia Night on September 16th from 6:00-10:00 pm at Hendershot's Bar and Coffee shop. Trivia will include public health and pop culture questions!

We are suggesting a $5 donation. All money raised will go directly to the America Heart Associations Heart Walk!


We are still looking for people to play; Ultimate Frisbee on Monday nights at 6:30 pm starting September 20th.

Dodgeball on Wednesdays night at 8:00 pm starting October 19th.

For more information contact Rob Hood at rbh86316@uga.edu

Career Announcements

Job Opening- KDHE

Chronic Disease Epidemiologist (K0219558) in the Bureau of Health Promotion. Provide epidemiologic support for the Community Clinical Linkages and Health Systems Sections of the Bureau of Health Promotion. This includes conducting literature reviews, identifying and analyzing existing data sources, planning and implementing new data collection strategies, and analyzing and interpreting these data to measure the burden of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and arthritis in Kansas. Oversee the work of contractors that provide data linkages to electronic health records and quality of care reports to providers as part of the bureau's technical assistance for improving quality of care for improved chronic disease management.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Email: recruiter@kdheks.gov with this info:

Subject: Job Description

Job Title: Chronic Disease Epidemiologist

County: Shawnee

Req. No: 176107



Presidential Management Fellowship Presentation

The Career Center and the Graduate School invite you to a workshop to learn about the Presidential Management Fellowship program, a Federal government leadership development program for advanced degree recipients.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 250 Miller Learning Center

Register to attend: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gs090915PMF

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, and financial management, to name a few.

More information about application and selection is available on the PMF website, at www.pmf.gov.

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