April 12, 2021

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MPH CAPSTONE Proposal Submission Deadline

PBHL 7800

MPH CAPSTONE Proposal Submission Deadline

Summer Graduates: April 19 – June 9

Fall Graduates: April 19-August 10

MPH students Graduating in Summer or Fall 2021: Signed Capstone proposals will be due NO LATER than 5pm on the posted deadline. You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7800 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program director (mumbi@uga.edu) last. If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to this deadline. Make sure all signatures are either PDF electronic signatures, scanned/emailed, OR include the approver in your email communication. Unsigned and unapproved proposals will not be accepted. Capstone Manual is on Appendix E of the MPH Student Handbook. A link to the interactive registration and sample Capstones can also be found on our website. To complete PDF forms you need the most current version of Adobe, which can be found on UGA’s vlab or any CPH computer lab. Problems with printing, saving, or completing the form are almost always an issue with the student using an outdated version of Adobe.

PBHL 7460 and PBHL 7560

Register before August 18

MPH students graduating in Spring 2022: Make sure you have registered for PBHL 7460, and 2-credits of PBHL 7560 for fall 2021. We will hold lunch and learn sessions on 4/28 and 4/30 to discuss the new MPH requirements. Ms. Hughes is reminders with zoom links weekly.

MPH students graduating in Summer or Fall 2022: NO Applied Practice or Integrative Learning registrations are required at this time

Spring Public Health Agency Webinar

Mark your Calendars and Save the Zoom Invite below:

When: Apr 16, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Practice Advisory Board Agency Panel

Register in advance for this webinar:


MPH Student E-Poster Showcase


May 5th – 6th

Our Spring 2021 MPH graduates are excited to share their Capstone research with CPH faculty, staff, students and friends. Their work will go live VIRTUALLY for comments and feedback for just two days. Formal invitation forthcoming.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: April 12 . See PDF below for details.

Environmental Health Seminar: Impacts of SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Lung and Testicular Barrier Function

Date: Friday, April 16

Time: 11:30AM

Location: Zoom

Speaker: Clayton Edenfield, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, University of Georgia

Speaker Bio: Clayton pursued his undergraduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Georgia and graduated in 2018. Clayton spent two years with Dr. Yu’s lab, and as of Fall 2020 is a member of Dr. Easley’s lab. Clayton is currently in his third year of the EHS program and is investigating the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on testicular function and collaborating with researchers at Emory University to investigate SARS-CoV-2 impact on the lungs. Also, Clayton is working with Dr. Easley on improving the stem cell model to better mimic in vivo conditions.

Dissertation Defense Announcements

Name: Ruth Leemis, PhD Candidate, Health Promotion & Behavior

Dissertation: In Search of Sex Trafficking Prevention Opportunities: An Examination of Attitudes About Sex Buying Using Reddit Data

Date/Time: 4/12/2021 10:30:00 AM

Location: Zoom, Please contact Dr. Pamela Orpinas for a Zoom link.

Name: Jessica Shotwell, PhD Candidate, Health Promotion & Behavior

Dissertation: A mixed-methods feasibility study evaluating a health literacy program delivered to grand families in Northeast Georgia

Date/Time: 4/15/2021 1:00:00 PM

Location: Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/98132315995?pwd=bHhpdlNMOE5GSG1YUGJMSDZyT0VoZz09

Name: Allan Nkwata, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology

Dissertation: Toxic Stress, Resilience and Race-Related Disparities In Neurocognitive and Quality Of Life Change In A Nationally Representative Sample Of Americans ≥ 50 Years Old.

Date/Time: 4/16/2021 3:00:00 PM

Location: Zoom, contact department for link

Name: Zhixuan Chu, PhD Candidate, Biostatistics

Dissertation: "Causal Inference and Representation Learning with Observational Data"

Date/Time: 4/16/2021 4:00:00 PM

Location: Zoom, contact department for link

Course Announcements

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Meetings & Events

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Job Opportunities

MJCCA Summer Camp

Want to spend your summer helping individuals with developmental disabilities experience the joys of a typical camp setting? A facilitator at the MJCCA summer camp works one on one with a child with special needs so they are able to participate in camp alongside their typical peers. This position requires a dedicated, responsible and caring individual who wants to make a difference. This is a summer job and the hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. This job will help you gain valuable experience while being in a fun, social environment. Training will be provided and is required. The facilitator position is a paid position, however, there are also opportunities to earn internship credit as well as community service hours. Gain excellent hands on experience, while making a difference in the life of a child. Must enjoy working with children. A facilitator needs to be responsible, caring, energetic, committed and professional. It is important they are able to communicate well with other staff and campers in order to serve as an advocate for their camper.

This is a fantastic networking opportunity as well for students about to graduate. While we are not a therapeutic center, campers often bring in outside resources and gives you the opportunity to mingle and learn from others in the field as well.

As an employee you receive a free summer membership to all our campus has to offer; full fitness center with steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, 3 pools, 4 basketball gyms, 6 tennis courts, boating and fishing on our private lake, and more!

Email Sarah Scheuer at sarah.scheuer@atlantajcc.orgor call (678-812-3886) or visit www.mjccadaycamps.org for more information!


SAFE@CDC Experiential Learning Opportunities

Open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates. These will go live on Handshake to students April 09 - 16, 2021.

Job Postings:

1) #4642150 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Exposure Investigations Fellow

2) #4642537 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Public Health Fellow

3) #4642672 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Cancer Cluster and Regional Activity Tracker (CCARAT) Fellow (Open to graduate and doctoral students)

4) #4642755 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Medical Fellow (Open to graduate, doctoral, medical students)

5) #4642904 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Statistical and Data Fellow

6) #4643046 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Evaluation Fellow

7) #4643258 CDC SAFE Fellowship | Epidemiology Fellow

How to Apply:

These opportunities are open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates. Interested candidates must submit a Student Interest Form, resume and unofficial transcript to CDC Human Resources Office via email at: HRCS@cdc.gov with SWEP/SAFE @CDC in the email subject line.

To learn more, click here https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/pathways.html#swep.

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