Monday Morning News(letter)

February 1, 2016

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HPAM Faculty Candidate Seminar

Speaker: Brad Wright PhD, University of Iowa

Topic: Exploring Variation in the Use and Duration of Observation Care

When: Today, February 1, 2016

Time: 3:30pm

Location: 120A Wright Hall

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Speaker: Jane Mutanga, UGA

Topic: “Pediatric HIV; Why is it still a problem in Zambia? ”

When: Friday.February 5, 2016

Where: 235, Russel Hall HSC

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

GSU 2016 Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

Georgia Southern University is now accepting abstracts for its 2016 Research Symposium. Faculty and Students from Georgia Southern University and regional colleges and universities are invited participate. The Research Symposium is a conference style showcase of student and faculty research across multiple disciplines. This event includes speakers, poster and presentation sessions from all academic disciplines.

The Research Symposium will be held on Friday, APRIL 15, 2016 in Statesboro, GA at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.

Submit an Abstract Proposal


February 26: Abstract Submission Deadline (5:00 pm)

March 14: Notifications of Acceptance to Participants

April 4: Registration Deadline

April 8: Poster Printing Deadline for Georgia Southern students

April 15: Symposium


  • Public Health & Well-being
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Education and Learning
  • Engineering and Material Sciences
  • Qualitative Research
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Exercise Science and Human Performance
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Molecular Biology Initiative (Concurrent Symposium)

Abstract submissions will be considered for poster presentations, Paper presentations, interactive roundtables/panels, or performing/visual arts. Space is limited; not every submission will be chosen. A review committee will evaluate each submission for content and relevance. Abstracts can be submitted under only ONE topic area and must include an abstract synopsis of 300 words or less.

Submit an Abstract Proposal

For more information about the Annual Research Symposium, please contact Marla Bruner or call 912-478-5457.

Course Offerings

UNIV 2202 - Academic Writing for Multilingual Students

This course is intended for international graduate students and visiting scholars who need help with writing in English. Focus will be on mastering typical grammar problems faced by ESL writers, expanding students’ academic vocabulary, and helping students to become more proficient at writing the kinds of academic papers and scholarly articles required in their fields. No prerequisites, 3 hours institutional credit.

Students who are interested in obtaining access (Permission of Department [POD]) to register for this section should send an e-mail to Teresa McClure at with your complete name and your student identification number (81X number). Ms. McClure will provide access and then will reply to your e-mail letting you know that you have access to register for the course.

Meetings & Events

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Athens Community Breastfeeding Coalition Presents: Milk

The Community Breastfeeding Coalition is requesting support in helping us secure a showing of “MILK” at Cine on February 4, 2016. If you would like to reserve a ticket please go to the following link and do so: today:

Schedule of Events

6:00 - 7:15pm : Exhibits, refreshments, community discussion.
7:30 - 8:30pm : Film showing
8:30 - 9:00pm : A community forum

UGA to celebrate African-American life, history and culture during Black History Month

Events for the Week of Feb 1, 2016

Black History Month Kick-off

Monday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tate Student Center Concourse

Multicultural Services and Programs offers music, tabling by student organizations and information about opportunities to get involved in Black History Month programming.

“Hate: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Racism”

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7-9 p.m., Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

A screening of Nadev Byal’s film and a discussion of hatred toward ethnic and minority groups, and how to respond. Panelists will include Cas Mudde, international affairs; and Dawn Bennett-Alexander, employment law and legal studies. Co-sponsored by the Special Collections Libraries and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

“Honoring Ancestors” Community Service

Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Feb. 17 from 2:30-5 p.m., Brooklyn Cemetery

Volunteers assist in the cleaning and maintenance of Athens’ historic cemetery. Sponsored by Service Ambassadors within the Center for Leadership and Service.

FaceOff 2016 Step Show

Saturday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., UGA Performing Arts Center

The National Pan-Hellenic Council’s annual dance competition features performances by fraternities and sororities. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Tate Student Center Cashier Window and $25 at the door; group rate tickets are $15 for 15 or more people.

*There will be more events throughout the month, so check back here to stay updated!

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Career Announcements

Clarke County HIV Case Manager

Application Closing Date: 02/29/16

The Specialty Care Clinic of the Clarke County Health Department is seeking an individual to perform social services functions at an advanced level to HIV+ patients. Responsibilities include processing eligibility for Ryan White services; completion of complex psychosocial assessments; initial assessment of service needs, and development of a comprehensive, individualized service plan; treatment team participation, and treatment planning/monitoring. This individual will also serve as a liaison between patients and community resources, and will assist patients with enrolling in medication assistance programs.

To apply, please follow this link:

Public Health Resource Data Analyst

Location: Pinal County Public Health Services District, Florence,AZ

Compensation: $50,592.36 - $53,172.08

Position Description: Classification Summary: Under general supervision, performs analytical work of considerable difficulty in health care information management and reporting. Analyzes public health demographic data to identify and quantify public health issues and assist the PHSD in developing strategies to meet the demands of complex and interconnected public health issues; performs health assessments and tracks health issues and trends; develops specialized analysis tools, including the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Statistical Analytic Software (SAS).

Apply through the Pinal County Website at: or paste address below into browser- red/position/JobDetails_css.jsp? postingId=251075

Marketing Professional Position with the UGA SNAP-Ed Group

To find out more information about the position, follow the link here:


Green Corps

Applications for the 2016-2017 program are now being accepted and the next application deadline is quickly approaching on January 31st.

Green Corps runs a full year paid training program for college graduates that combines intensive class-room training with leaders in the environmental movement and field placement working on urgent environmental issues with organizations like the Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. Alumni include Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and Sarah Hodgdon, the National Program Director at Sierra Club.

Application and additional information available HERE.

Biosafety Fellowship at NIH

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Informatics and Epidemiology Fellowship Opportunities

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) – Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) offers an opportunity for graduates to acquire and develop public health informatics skills during a high quality, on-the job-training, program in public health practice. Fellows work closely with highly trained and experienced informaticists, epidemiologists and public health practitioners at the state and local level. The training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM), standards and interoperability. The application and available billets can be found at

Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) – Application Deadline: February 17, 2016

The Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) offers an opportunity for practitioners to lead initiatives to improve population health through epidemiology and informatics. Fellows will work on projects related to community health improvement plans, electronic health records, and evidence-based practice. The HSIP fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists, health officers, and informaticians at the state, local and federal levels. The projects and training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: using data to inform policy, the legalities of data and information sharing, and health inequities. The application and available billets can be found at

For any questions, please email

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

The Food and Drug Administration is offering mid-career professionals the opportunity to spend a year as a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Through this collaborative program between the CTP and the National Academy of Medicine, fellows actively participate in the development of science-based public health strategies, serve as leads for defined projects, meet with policy leaders, and acquire new knowledge. Opportunities are available in the following areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement, Health Communication and Education, Management, Regulations, Policy, and Science.

The application is open through March 1. To find out more, visit the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship.

We would also encourage you to continue to visit the CTP jobs page ( as well as USAJOBS ( for future opportunities.

The UGA MRC Needs You!!!

MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) is a national volunteer organization under the Assistant Surgeon General for Preparedness and Response. The UGA MRC is a local MRC unit that supports Public Health promotion, disease prevention and disaster response on campus and in Athens/Clarke County.

Here are links to give you more information:

If you are interested, please contact Nina Cleveland, or Noelle Broadnax, Director:

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