UGA Public Health

Undergraduate Newsletter

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September 4, 2015

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General Announcements and Upcoming Events

Athena will be unavailable during the Labor Day holiday weekend, beginning at 5p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4 through the evening of Monday, Sept. 7 for a software upgrade. All users, including students, faculty and staff, will be unable to log in and access Athena, Banner, DegreeWorks, the Operational Data Store (ODS), the Argos reporting tool, and the ePrint report repository.

The UGA Premedical Studies Office is seeking to hire a part-time student worker to serve as an administrative assistant (approved for up to 15 hours per week) during the fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of extending into summer. This position deals with information of a highly-sensitive and confidential nature and the individual hired will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. The work hours for this position will be between 8 am and 5 pm (M-F) and some evening program event support (after 5 PM) may be required. A minimum of 3 hour blocks of availability to work are preferred (M-F) .The administrative assistant will assist the Office Manager and the Premed staff with various clerical duties as needed. Interested students may apply through Dawglink ( Job # 68853.


Thursday, September 10th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Georgia Museum of Art

Participants can join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and do-it-yourself projects in printmaking. This event will celebrate the exhibition “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte.”

September 11th 12:15pm - 1:15pm in 235 Russell Hall, HSC

“Uses and Abuses of Statistical Significance”

Matt Hyatt, Georgia State University

Matt Hayat is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Georgia State University. He is a statistics educator and consultant with more than 18 years of experience providing biostatistics support to a host of health-related research studies in a wide array of health and disease areas. He has been involved with many research projects in collaboration with physicians, nurse scientists, statisticians, epidemiologists, and other healthcare workers and researchers. His research agenda is centered on applying science to the use of statistics in public health education and research. He has published on the topic of statistics education and serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistics Education. Everyone is welcome to attend!

{Epi seminars are held each Friday at the the posted time and place.}

Omega Tau is UGA's pre-occupational therapy club. Our first meeting is September 16th at 7:30 in room 203 in Ramsey. The meeting will be mostly informational to explain what is OT and what does an OT do, but through the year we will go into other topics such as preparation for grad school and advice on getting shadowing and volunteer hours, as well as doing service projects as an organization. If you have any other questions or need more information, please email