Tuesday Morning News(letter)

January 19, 2021

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MPH Internship Information Session: PBHL 7560

PBHL 7560

MPH Internship Information Session

ALL MPH students who will be interning Summer 2021 are required to attend the Internship Informational Session via zoom January 22nd at 2pm using zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99712959867

Please contact Practice Coordinator Jacquelyn Hughes Jacquelyn.hughes@uga.edu with any questions prior to the date.

Infectious Disease Research Interest Group

Dear student,

We are forming an “Infectious Disease Research Interest Group” that will include faculty, students, and staff interested in this area of inquiry. It will span a broad range from folks who do clinical research to secondary data analysis to laboratory based work to modeling to infectious disease genetics and environmental sampling. And lots else. The idea is to share ideas for obtaining funding, build bridges and collaborations, and hopefully get to know each other better and build a greater sense of collegiality. Participation will always be voluntary, we will probably begin with a “get to know each other” meeting and then decide how often we want to meet and what our goals are.

If you are interested, please contact Mark Ebell and Justin Bahl at ebell@uga.edu and justin.bahl@uga.edu.


Mark Ebell and Justin Bahl, co-convenors

Environmental Health Seminar: Integration of classic models and emerging technologies for identifying chemicals’ ovarian toxicities

Date: Friday, January 22

Time: 11:30AM

Shuo Xiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University

Speaker Bio: Dr. Shuo Xiao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ernest School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. Dr. Xiao received his medical degree in Preventive Medicine and Master in Nutrition and Food Toxicology from Peking University Health Science Center in China. He earned his Ph.D. in Toxicology at the University of Georgia in 2013. He completed his postdoctoral training in Dr. Teresa Woodruff’s lab at Northwestern University. Dr. Xiao started his independent faculty position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina in 2017. In the summer of 2020, he moved to Rutgers University. His research is focused on the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals and clinical drugs induce female ovarian toxicities and infertility, and also how to use multiple cutting-edge technologies such as the 3D in vitro ovarian tissue culture and microfluidics to establish a high-throughput platform for ovarian toxicity screening and novel contraceptive discovery.

Meetings & Events

Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and non-medical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

Licensed medical volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and advanced EMS personnel (EMT Intermediate and above) may be used to administer vaccination. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in administrative roles such as registering individuals for vaccination, data input, language interpretation, other administrative areas as needed, and providing guidance and assistance at vaccination administration sites.

To volunteer, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-responds and click on the “Register Now” box. Registering only takes a few minutes. Prospective volunteers will be asked for their name, address, contact information and occupation type. In order to be eligible for some assignments, responders are encouraged to complete a profile summary, which includes skills and certifications, training, medical history, emergency contact and deployment preferences.

Once your skills and credentials are reviewed, you will be notified by a DPH representative.


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5th Annual Social Justice Symposium

The 5th Annual Social Justice Symposium (SJS) is virtual this year! A student-led organization, SJS highlights the work of social justice organizations, activists, and social-justice inspired artists in the state of Georgia. This year’s theme is “Banding together for Hope and Social Justice” and will host presenters covering a variety of topics, including trauma awareness, self-care, healing through writing, desegregation, the experiences of male sex workers, community input in development, helping people with employment barriers find work, practicing cognitively-based compassion training, aiding startups in communities of color, college access for immigrant families, building resilience and empowering just communities, the intersection of racism and ableism, increasing connection between people through play, and disrupting the school to prison pipeline. Our keynote speaker is Representative Dr Jasmine Clark, and we honor Fair Fight with the annual June Gary Hopps Bridge Award, which recognizes efforts to enfranchise voters.

Registration is free at SJSATHENS.CO. Come learn how you can inform your efforts to bring about social justice. Network. Celebrate. Expand. Together.

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The Future of Global Healthcare Governance

This conference will address three crucial questions of global health governance. It will consider, first, whether and how the ailing global public health infrastructure might be reinvigorated; second, how the pandemic has threatened and exposed limitations of the social safety net in the United States and other economies around the world; and, finally, the phenomenon of vaccine refusal and what national and international legal institutions might do to curb it. The conference will feature a keynote speech by Ms. Marice Ashe, Founder and former CEO of ChangeLab Solutions, and Ms. Elsie E. Hayford, Founder and Director of Lamèsè. Experts from academia and the practice will present on panels.

This annual conference will take place via Zoom on Monday, January 25, 2021.

The full conference program is attached to this email.

All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this free event. To register, please use the following link: http://www.law.uga.edu/gjiclspring2021

This event is co-sponsored by:

· Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law

· Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law

· Health Law Society, University of Georgia School of Law

· International Law Society, University of Georgia School of Law

· University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

· University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs

· University of Georgia School of Social Work

All questions may be directed to Sarah Quinn (squinn@uga.edu).

Call for GAWP Student Design Competition Teams

The Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) is hosting a Student Design Competition as part of their 2021 Spring Conference. We would like to invite students from programs across the region to participate in this exciting opportunity. Through this email, we are hoping to solicit your interest in having a student team from your school or program participate.

GAWP’s Student Design Competition (SDC) promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and a career in the water and wastewater field. The scope and requirements for participation in the SDC are similar to a senior design project or capstone project typically included in undergraduate science or engineering degree programs. Student teams participating in the GAWP SDC will submit both a written report and an oral presentation (most probably virtual) to a panel of judges in a special session during the virtual 2021 GAWP Spring Conference on April 23, 2021.

Eligible project topics may include, but are not limited to sustainability efforts in design and infrastructure, stormwater management, water resource recovery facility design and expansion, water reuse, constructed wetlands, remediation of contaminated environmental sites, collection system and pump station design, etc. Furthermore, we are working with utilities and engineering firms to provide some problem statements for student teams or facilitate student team’s with existing problem statements and connect them with a mentor. For questions, more information, or to express general interest, regarding participation in the GAWP SDC please contact the SDC committee Chair, Hatem El-Sayegh, at hatem.el-sayegh@bargedesign.com.

Lastly, the winning student team of the GAWP SDC will be sponsored by GAWP for competition at the Water Environment Federation (WEF) SDC held at the annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in Chicago, IL during October 2021. More information about the international WEF Student Design Competition can be found here.


Paid Spring-Summer Research Assistant Position


Dr. Danielle Lambert, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia (UGA), is looking to hire a reliable, detail-oriented student to serve as a Research Assistant. The research study focuses on technology-facilitated teen dating violence among sexual and gender minority youth in the South.

Position Description

The Research Assistant (RA) must be available to work ~5-10 hours per week helping with an adolescent health study. The hourly salary is $12/hour. The position is expected to start in March 2021 and last through the summer, with the possibility of continuing during the 2021-2022 academic year. A flexible schedule is needed as workflow is dependent on study recruitment and may require some early morning or late evening hours. The RA will gain valuable public health research experience, including qualitative interview experience. Application below.

Job Opportunities

Sr. Manager, Child Health and Wellness

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Sr. Manager, Child Health and Wellness, Georgia Shape to join the
Division of Medical & Clinical Services. Won't you join us?

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Child Health and Wellness GA SHAPE, the Sr. Program Manager will provide leadership and guidance for programs within Child Health and Wellness GA SHAPE as assigned by the Director. The Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for directing, planning, and monitoring assigned programs and ensuring program activities link to strategic goals and defined outcomes.


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