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March 22, 2021

Student Spotlight: Abigail Craven

On track to pursue a nursing degree next fall, health promotion major Abigail Craven looks forward to putting what she has learned at the UGA College of Public Health into practice. “My desire is to care for patients while also influencing them to live healthier lifestyles,” she said.

What insights have you gained as a public health student?

As a public health student, I have come to realize that making changes within the health of a population is going to be very time-consuming. It is not going to happen overnight. Solutions to problems related to program planning such as time, dedication, money, etc., are developed slowly. However, one of the main key takeaways that I have learned from many of the courses within my major is the importance of involving the community. This is helpful when identifying the health problems and developing solutions and interventions. <Read More>

Master of Public Health Info Sessions

Join us to learn more about the College of Public Health's Master of Public Health program. We will cover information about the college, degree program, and the application process.

Tuesday, March 23: 5PM - 6:30PM

Register Here: http://explore.publichealth.uga.edu/mphvirtualinfosession/inquiryform

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Graduates Eligible for Senior Signature

To participate, students are asked to make a minimum gift of $30.00. Of this gift, $20.00 goes to any fund of their choosing, and $10.00 goes to the Class Gift. All students who make a gift through Senior Signature will be recognized by having their names engraved on the Class of 2021 plaque that will be installed in Tate Plaza a few days before commencement in May. The deadline to give is March 31, 2021, and this deadline applies to May, August, and December 2021 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Deadline Extended: Strategic Health & Risk Communication Professional Certficate

UGA HPRB has partnered with Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to develop a Strategic Health and Risk Communication Professional Certificate. This 18-credit certificate will be co-administered by the Advertising and Public Relations Department in Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. The purpose of creating the program is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experience related to applying strategic communication principles to addressing public health problems. The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of effectively communicating scientific data and information to the public and the problems that arise when information is misrepresented. With an aging population and healthcare playing an integral role in our society, there really is a strong demand for training and experience on communication in the healthcare area. The availability of this certificate will help to prepare students to meet the needs of society at large and use their health promotion and/or communication skills in an applied manner. We expect students to come out of the program ready to illustrate the process of developing empirically-informed health communication campaigns for public health purposes. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice the application of strategic public health communication through project-based and experiential learning opportunities.

I am excited about this collaboration and applications for the certificate open today. Only a small cohort (~15 HPRB students) will be accepted into the certificate program for Fall 2021. Applications are due by April 15th at 11:59pm.

Apply here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cSHu1dogXJ84dKK

CPR & First Aid Classes

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Training.

Classes are offered every Wednesday at 9 am in Athens and in Winder.

(706) 549-5882

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Future Health Promoters Club

The Future Health Promoters club has some exciting events coming up. These are a great way to further involve yourself in our club and we hope you’ll consider attending.
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/uga_fhp/



    • National Public Health Week - 4/5-11
    • Outdoor Yoga Class- 4/7 | 5PM @Myers Quad (Zoom optional)
    • FHP Nutrition Guide + Zoom Yoga Class - 4/14 | 7PM via Zoom

    Scholarship Available from Stethoscope Magazine

    Stethoscope Magazine is excited to launch a merit-based scholarship open to all majors at the University of Georgia in 2021. The Leara Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to be used for furthering your higher education. This year, we will be offering one prize for writing and another for photography/design. This year's theme is Mental Health, and we will accordingly be looking for exceptional work founded on this theme. The application closes on Sunday, April 4th at 11:59 PM EST. Apply, tell your friends and good luck!

    -- Stethoscope Magazine
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    MPH Open House - Columbus State Univ

    Columbus State University is hosting a virtual open house for the MPH program on Tuesday, March 23, at 1:30pm EST. We invite students interested in pursuing a Masters degree in Public Health at Columbus State University to join. To register to attend, just click here.

    Augusta Nursing Info Session

    March 30th from 4:00pm-5:00pm.
    Join us via zoom to meet with Augusta University’s Nursing school. They will be discussing the BSN and CNL options as well as answering any questions that you may have.
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95029678582?pwd=S1lmZ0w2cG9FR09GeVd3RW95Qm1ZUT09.
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    Schwarzman Scholars - A Call for Future Leaders

    Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce a virtual info session for prospective applicants. Anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, we are seeking high-caliber applicants who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders.

    If the last year has taught us anything, it is that we are all far more interconnected than we ever realized. Global challenges require global solutions and leaders who are well-informed and well-equipped to develop them. With a front row seat to global crisis leadership and practical opportunities to construct interdisciplinary solutions, Schwarzman Scholars are better positioned to succeed and more in demand around the world than ever before.

    Schwarzman Scholars is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. Applicants from all academic disciplines and career paths are eligible. For more details on eligibility, refer to our website.

    For the next cohort, this unparalleled opportunity will begin in Beijing in August 2022 at Schwarzman College.

    Join this webinar to learn more about the program and application process. To attend, register below:

    Schwarzman Scholars Virtual Session – University of Georgia

    Tuesday, April 6 6:00-7:00pm EST

    Register: https://slate.to/Y0oLJMWM

    UGA Contact: Jessica Hunt, Major Scholarships Coordinator, UGA Honors Program - jhunt@uga.edu

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    Research Participants Needed

    Opportunity 1:
    Researchers at the Department of Communication Studies and the Department of Psychology are currently seeking participants for a brain imaging research study that looks to understand young adults' perceptions and evaluations related to e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. This is not considered a research opportunity for course credit. Eligible students will be invited to participate in the main fMRI study, which will take approximately 2.5 hours. The fMRI lab session will take place at the Bio-Imaging Research Center (BIRC) on UGA’s campus. Participants will receive $45 for their research participation in the fMRI lab session, and up to $10 for completing four follow-up surveys.

    If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link to check your eligibility: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UwIyVidE3j4zGu

    If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Dr. Jiaying Liu (jiaying.liu@uga.edu) or Jessica Fabbricatore (jlf32723@uga.edu).

    Opportunity 2:

    Emotional Recognition Study. Help us to learn more about how you identify emotions with the use of an eye tracker. My name is Yvette Bean, and I am a PhD student in the Dept of Psychology here at UGA. I work with Dr. Ashley Harrison. I am in the recruitment process for my dissertation, and I am seeking to gather a diverse sample of participants.
    More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFqNlO1X-CQ
    Contact: yvette.bean@uga.edu


    Date: Wednesday, April 14

    Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

    Location: Virtual

    Rising fourth-year undergraduates, 2021 graduates, and other recent alumni who would like to be considered for university nomination for external graduate fellowships next fall should attend a virtual information session on Wednesday, April 14, at 5:30pm. The program will include overviews of the major graduate awards. The program is open to both Honors and non-Honors students.

    Scholarships under consideration: Carnegie/Gaither, Churchill, Knight-Hennessy, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes. For awards that do not require campus nomination (such as Gates Cambridge and Schwarzman), you may still receive assistance from the scholarships office throughout the application process. We would love to assist you!

    Register here to receive a Zoom link for the session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefPHx6L71WmWaSy43r_ydKkM4pEcecbTafmKMgYNPqAANFJA/viewform

    Interested applicants should also fill out the following form by May 1, 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScw6egKcb6b2Svhlx7jI9yaFzT9QWFDOlUj3wJaqYGAA2RNWw/viewform?usp=sf_link

    More information about these awards: https://honors.uga.edu/c_s/scholarships/ext/scholarships_list.html

    Direct questions to Ms. Jessica Hunt, Major Scholarships Coordinator, at jhunt@uga.edu.



    Date: Thursday, April 15

    Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

    Location: Virtual

    Rising fourth-year undergraduates, 2021 graduates, and other recent alumni who will be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service should attend a virtual information session on Thursday, April 15, at 5:00pm. The program will include overviews of the Rangel, Pickering, and Payne Fellowship Programs.

    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, and USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program are administered by Howard University. The aim of all three programs is to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service or the USAID Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program in a relevant field, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers, serving in Washington, DC and at an embassy, consulate, or mission around the globe. The Rangel program also offers an undergraduate program, the Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program.

    * All of these programs value varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, social, and geographic diversity, and thus encourage the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department, women, and those with financial need.

    Register here to receive a Zoom link for the session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq_j0PM8eqZMjMrsCstm9OmUljDU08MaY8GXH03C3p5uIYyA/viewform

    Direct questions to Ms. Elizabeth Hughes at ejhsears@uga.edu

    Spencer Frye Fellowship

    My name is Julianna Isbitts, and I am the 2020-2021 Fellowship Director of the Representative Spencer Frye Fellowship.

    We are currently looking for passionate, intelligent, and dedicated students from all over UGA's campus to fill positions within the program. We would love to invite your students to join the Fellowship to work on building local and state government-constituent relations, campaigns, and policy research. The application time period is March 18-April 18.

    The Representative Spencer Frye Fellowship is a local fellowship program consisting of 20-25 students that provides them with invaluable knowledge, exploration, and access into local and state politics, working with legislative issues and public relations. Legislative Fellows gain experience conducting research, writing bill memos, participating in campaigns, interacting with lobbying groups, attending committee meetings and assisting constituents. This position also has the chance to work closely with Representative Frye at the Georgia State Capitol Building during Legislative Session. Public Relations Fellows will focus on maintaining Representative Frye’s public relations through crafting social media posts, assisting with our weekly newsletter, crafting blog posts and more.

    I have attached a flyer that highlights the opportunities a Fellow will have and how to apply for a position. If possible, would you be able to send this flyer to your students and inform them about this Fellowship opportunity? If you have any more questions before emailing your students, please feel free to email me or our Chief of Staff, Buket, who is CC'd.


    Julianna Isbitts

    Fellowship Director, Spencer Frye Fellowship

    Representative Spencer Frye, Georgia House of Representatives

    (404)804-0417, fellowship@spencerfrye.com

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