Monday Morning News(letter)

February 8, 2016

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Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Speaker: Varadan Sevilimedu, Georgia Southern University

Topic: "A systematic review of sex-based differences in diarrheal disease and helminthic infections"

When: Friday.February 12, 2016

Where: 235, Russel Hall HSC

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.


The GradStatus travel portal is now open to submit for Graduate Student Travel Grants. Doctoral students receiving an invitation to present a paper at a professional meeting/conference within the Continental United States are welcome to apply. The Graduate School warmly invites all doctoral students who qualify to submit a travel request through their department to the Graduate School by the next deadline of March 11, 2016 for travel period of April 1-June 30, 2016. More information regarding the Graduate School Travel Grant can be found at the following link,

We recommend that you encourage your students to apply for travel even if they have not received their acceptance by the deadline. We will consider those students as long as they make a note with their submission that they will receive an acceptance by a certain date. If the student meet all other guidelines, their award will be “pending” until we receive the acceptance.

For additional questions, please contact Sabrina Hardison at 706-542-6244 or

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New Carnegie Library hours!

You’ve asked for it, and we’re happy to announce that the Carnegie Library Learning Center is expanding our operating hours! Beginning Sunday, January 31st, our new hours will be:

Sunday 2-10pm

Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm

We have a WEPA kiosk for printing, a flatbed scanner, 6 computer workstations, and 2 group study rooms downstairs to serve your academic needs, as well as plenty of seating and tables on the main floor for quiet study. We’re also a drop point for materials from the UGA Main and Science Libraries, just select “Carnegie Library” when making a GIL request. And if you’re just looking for something to read for fun, we now have a Book Exchange on the lower level; if you see something that you’d like to read, just take it for as long as you like and bring it back when you’re done. Have some books you think others might enjoy, or need to re-home some to make space on your shelf? Feel free to add them to the Exchange shelves!

We hope to see you soon, and keep an eye on our Facebook page:

Meetings & Events

In an effort to increase traffic safety on campus, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists, UGA’s Complete Streets initiative, a coalition of researchers, departments, and campus organizations, will be initiating efforts to educate the UGA community on various road facilities and engineering. In order to assess current awareness and knowledge, Complete Streets is requesting that members of the UGA community complete a brief 14-item survey, which should only take approximately 5 minutes to complete. There is no compensation for participation and participants are free to withdraw at any point without penalty. Survey responses are anonymous, and participants should be 18 years of age or older. Data are expected to be collected throughout the month of February. The survey link may be found below:

Any questions or concerns regarding the survey or Complete Streets can be directed toward Jason Perry, Program Coordinator, UGA Office of Sustainability (

Thank you.

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Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Graduate Students

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 213 Miller Learning Center
Register to attend:

Workshop Description:
Your resume and cover letter serve as your marketing tools when applying for jobs outside of academia. Attend this session to learn how to highlight the experiences and skills you have developed as a graduate student. As an attendee, you will learn:

  • The difference between a resume and a CV and when it is appropriate to use each of them
  • How to transform your CV into a resume
  • Strategies for formatting and structuring your resume and cover letter to grab the attention of employers
  • Techniques for translating your work as a graduate student into tangible experience for an employer

Please bring your UGA ID to help expedite check-in or at least be prepared to provide your 810 or 811 #.

Questions? Contact Marian Higgins, Ph.D., Associate Director of Diversity Programs & Graduate Student Programs, UGA Career Center,
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UGA to celebrate African-American life, history and culture during Black History Month

Events for the Week of Feb 8, 2016

Week of Soul: Harlem Renaissance Celebration

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art

An evening of art, music and culture to celebrate the artistic, social and cultural explosion in Harlem, New York, from the end of World War I through the middle of the 1930s. Event is $5, free for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus. Sponsored by the Socially Conscious Committee of the University Union Student Programming Board.

Art Showcase

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Building 1516 Multipurpose Room

Students will share their talents in dancing, spoken word, poetry, music and visual arts. Sponsored by the Black Educational Support Team.

Poetry Slam

Tuesday, Feb. 9, Time TBA, Miller Learning Center

A night of culture as UGA students come and perform their original poems and spoken word pieces in a safe space. Sponsored by the registered student organization ELITE.

“I Decided: HBCU vs. PWI”

Thursday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., Russell Special Collections Building

A panel discussion on how students make the decision to attend a historically black college or university or a predominantly white institution. Sponsored by the Terry College of Business.

Week of Soul Film: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962)

Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m., Tate Student Center Theatre

Tickets are $3, free for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus.

Week of Soul Film: “Straight Outta Compton” (2015)

Friday, Feb. 12- Sunday, Feb 14, 6 and 9 p.m. nightly, Tate Student Center Theatre

Tickets are $3, free for students with valid UGACards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus.

Unity Ball: “Unity in the Emerald City”

Saturday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., Tate Student Center Grand Hall

This annual formal event celebrates and promotes diversity and the unity of the campus community. Tickets are $3 and available at the Tate Student Center Cashier’s Window. Sponsored by the Black Affairs Council.

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

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GSU 2016 Research Symposium Abstracts Deadline: February 26 ,2016 5pm

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.

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.

PHA Announcements

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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

Injury Prevention Program - Program Associate

Department of Public Health - Injury Prevention Program

This is a unique, hybrid position that allows our small office to have an administrative assistant AND a paid “intern” of sorts. The ideal candidate will quickly master the admin. Side of things and be proactive in finding opportunities within our topic areas where they can learn and grow.

Here is the website link for the position: -- look for program associate – the description says Injury Prevention in the first paragraph. This position closes February 12th, but we will begin interviews immediately and will close the position if we find a solid candidate.


Georgia Power Public Health Internship

Georgia Power Company desires to provide an internship opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate level student from the College of Public Health. The internship would be in Georgia Power’s Safety and Health Department at Georgia Power’s Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Students from the areas of environmental health science, epidemiology and emergency preparedness would be the most likely candidates for this internship.

The duties of the intern would be to assist safety & health staff in developing and implementing programs that would protect Georgia Power employees from safety and health hazards found in the workplace. Typical duties would include: assisting in the implementation of an Industrial Hygiene management tool; assisting with various workplace hazard assessments, air monitoring and inspections; assisting with the preparation of reports; assisting with the development of training programs and presentations; assisting safety and health staff with any other duties necessary to complete their mission of protecting workers.

The intern would gain valuable knowledge of how a company of approximately 8000 employees manages a safety and health program. In addition the intern would receive practical experience in performing industrial hygiene sampling, safety inspections and other routine activities associated with a comprehensive safety and health program.

The intern would report to the Georgia Power Corporate Headquarters located at 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia, 30189. The work week is typically 40 hours and reporting times are flexible with normal office hours being 8:00AM to 5:00PM with an hour for lunch.

For more information, contact Nina Cleveland at

CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2016

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 CBCFGeneral 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.

Award: $2000


  1. Selected applicants will be qualified African-American or black students who reside or attend school in a CBC member district. Go to to find the name of your U.S. Representative. Then view the list of CBCMembers below to determine if your representative is a member of the CBC. If your representative is not listed, you are ineligible to apply. All residents of New Jersey have a senator who is a member of the CBC and may apply. Students may use their home address or their college address to apply and determine eligibility.
  2. Be a high school senior or current undergraduate/graduate
  3. Plan to enroll/currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in one of the following related areas: medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


Scholarship Management Services Contact Information
Phone: 507.931.8334

CBCF Contact Information
Phone: 202.263.2800

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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