UGA Public Health

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October 9, 2015

Photos: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to everyone that was a part of our 10th anniversary celebration. You can view photos here: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Graduate Info Day

Join us for an information session on the College of Public Health and the degree programs offered, overview of the application process, departmental breakout sessions, and tour of UGA's Health Sciences Campus.
Friday, October 16th
2:00-5:00pm

120A Wright Hall, HSC

RSVP HERE

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Health Promotion Advising Announcement

Academic advising appointments for undergraduate students in Health Promotion are made through SARA: https://www.franklin.uga.edu/advising/students/Unified_Login.php. Students whose last names begin with A-K schedule with Donovan Hollis; last names beginning with L-Z schedule with Priscilla Carter. If you have any trouble accessing your advisor, please email cphadm@uga.edu.

10th Anniversary Lecture Series

Join us as special guest speaker Dr. Michael Perri, dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, shares his insights Mon. Oct. 19 on "Obesity in Rural America: Addressing the Challenge of Treatment Dissemination and Implementation." The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:00pm in George Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Free parking is available.

Environmental Health Science Club Info

Join us for our Environmental Health Club Meeting.

October 22, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

101 Environmental Health Science Building

Topic: Pumpkin Carving/Composting Workshop

Future Health Promoters Club Info

Upcoming CPR/First Aid Certification Class: We will be having a CPR/ First Aid Certification class on Sunday, October 25th from 1 pm - 5 pm in the Creswell TV lounge. It is recommended to prepay via Paypal so we can plan with an accurate estimate of participants. If you have signed up indicating that you will prepay, please remember to do so through Paypal using Megan Patton's email patton.meganb@gmail.com. If you decide to pay the day of the class know that prices will go up $5. Prepay prices are BCLS (healthcare CPR) is $31, Standard CPR is $20, and First Aid $5. You can sign up on the Google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dDLzDOxYNPU66WOnT9p8fzPKD2QoW_y1KQcO-igBdXY/edit?usp=sharing

AIDS Walk: The annual AIDS Walk will take place Saturday, October 10th from 9 am - 12 pm. You can join the Future Health Promoters team by going to aidsathens.org.

Get Involved for Homecoming!

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Relay for Life

The College of Public Health has a Relay For Life Team! If you want to join hundreds of UGA students in the fight against cancer, JOIN TEAM PUBLIC HEALTH! Like our Facebook Page for more information: UGA CPH Relay Team.

Gereral Announcements

Do You Want to be an Orientation Leader?

The 2016 Orientation Leader Application is now available and all application materials are due no later than noon on October 12, 2015. For more information about the qualifications, position responsibilities, and application process, please visit the Orientation website.



Nursing & PA Student Info Sessions

Catherine Hamilton, Assistant Director of Admissions/Multicultural Recruitment, with MGH Institute of Health Professions will be providing two information sessions on campus October 13, 2015 in MLC room 214. Ms. Hamilton will be providing an information session for students interested in Physician Assistant programs from 4pm-4:45pm. From 5pm-6pm, she will be providing an information session for students interested in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital, and offers unparalleled opportunities for students to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, educational and community settings. We offer entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies. In an effort to develop a culturally competent healthcare workforce that will meet the growing demands of healthcare reform, we are seeking talented and culturally diverse applicants to consider the MGH Institute of Health Professions for graduate study.



Medical College of Georgia: SEEP College

SEEP College is a 7 week summer program with two levels: Intermediate College and Advanced College. Participants are assigned a level based on science prerequisite courses. Each track helps prepare students for a future career in the health sciences, with an emphasis on medicine, through an extensive academic program that includes courses in various biomedical sciences, hands on labs and clinical shadowing, networking opportunities and guest speakers. On campus housing and tuition are paid for by the GRU Medical College of Georgia. Participants receive a stipend to assist with living expenses and books.

The 2016 Student Educational Enrichment (SEEP) online application is tentatively scheduled to be available on Thursday, October 15, 2015. If you have questions, please email ljames@gru.edu or call 706-721-6113.

Qualified students who are Georgia residents at the rising sophomore, junior, senior and selected post-baccalaureate levels are eligible for admission to the program.

SEEP Brochure http://www.gru.edu/mcg/students/documents/seepcollegebrochure20152016.pdf

SEEP Application Instructions http://www.gru.edu/mcg/students/2015seepaugustainstructions.pdf



Medical Volunteering During UGA Breaks

Did you know that most medical clinics in Africa, Peru and Guatemala are understaffed and underfunded? Azma International is seeking volunteers to work in medical clinics and hospitals throughout these countries. These programs are particularly suited for those volunteers who are interested in health issues and doing ‘hands on’ clinical work. Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference!


Azma International invites applications to participate in one of three volunteer programs offered during the winter break 2015, spring break 2016 and summer vacation 2016. The volunteer opportunities are offered in Kenya, Guatemala and Peru. Volunteers in this program have the opportunity to work in the areas of general medical practice, maternal health, minor surgery and laboratory work.


If you are unable to participate during spring, summer or winter breaks but would still like to experience a volunteer trip, we have programs available year-round. Visit us at www.azmainternational.org.



Looking for Summer Opportunities?
Click here for information on the following sites (plus more): http://www.naahp.org/Diversity/SummerOpportunities.aspx#530571-clinical

    • Case Western Reserve University Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and School of Dental and Oral Surgery
    • David Geffen Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at UCLA
    • Duke University School of Medicine
    • Howard University Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Dentistry and Medicine
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
    • The University of Texas Dental Branch and Medical School at Houston
    • UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical and New Jersey Dental Schools
    • University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
    • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry
    • University of Virginia School of Medicine
    • University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
    • Yale University