Monday Morning News(letter)

April 4, 2016

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Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Speaker: Kasia Pawelek, USCB

Topic: “Effect of imperfect vaccine and behavior change due to symptoms on the spread of influenza”

Location: 235 Russell Hall, HSC

Time: 12:20PM - 1:10PM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend

Seminar Series: Environmental Health Sciences

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Speaker: Keri Lydon, Ph.D. Candidate, UGA EHS

Topic: TBD

Location: 304 Forestry Natural Resources Bldg 1

Time: 11:15AM - 12:05PM

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend

Carnegie Late Night!

On Sunday, March 13th 2016, the Carnegie Library Learning Center quietly began card swipe access to the lower level after regular business hours for CPH graduate and Medical Partnership students, from 10pm on Sundays to midnight on Thursdays. In the interest of your safety and security, there are a few things we ask you to always bear in mind:

1) There will be no Library staff on site, and while there are surveillance cameras, they will not be constantly monitored after 10pm. We highly encourage using the “buddy system” after hours.

2) If the entry doors are left propped open they will cause a silent alarm to alert UGA Police, who will come to check the building. PLEASE make sure the door closes behind you!

3) CPH graduate students and Medical Partnership students ONLY are approved for after-hours entry. Be sure to keep your student ID on your person at all times, even if you just step outside for a moment. If someone asks you to let them in the building, assume that they’re not approved for access.

4) Be alert and trust your instincts….if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t! Don’t hesitate to call UGA Police Dispatch (706-542-2200) for non-emergencies, or 911 for emergencies.

5) To report maintenance problems after hours, please call HSC Facilities Management’s on-call number (706-614-4832); if by chance you can’t reach them, use the UGA Police number above.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CLLC Coordinator Scott Blackwell at 706-713-2724, or via email at And don’t forget to check our Facebook page ( for news and updates!

PBHL 7800 CAPSTONE PROPOSAL Submission Deadline Extended

March 1st – April 25th

For ALL MPH students Graduating in Fall 2016,Signed Capstone proposals will be due to the MPH program coordinator ( NO LATER than April 25th. You will not be cleared to register for the course until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program coordinator 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 the ticketed registration period beginning Monday April 11th.

If you plan on graduating in Summer 2016 and have not yet submitted a Capstone Proposal, contact Mumbi Okundaye ASAP.

Capstone Manual, Capstone Registration form, and sample capstones areon .

Applications Open for the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program

The Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is looking for motivated students to join the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will act as liaisons to the student body and work to promote a safe and prepared campus environment. Applications are now available and the deadline has been extended to April 8.

For more information about the Prepared Dawgs Ambassador Program and to apply, please go to the Office of Emergency Preparedness website at

Meetings & Events

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Older Adults Matter Photo Contest!

In honor of Careers in Aging Week (CIAW) The UGA College of Public Health's Gerontology Club is inviting UGA students to participate in a photo contest aimed at recognizing the older adults who make a difference in their lives.

How to participate:

Print out this sign and complete the following statement: "Older adults matter to me because...”

Take a photo of yourself or just the sign sharing this statement (get creative) and submit to

What you’ll win:

A $30 gift card and a Betty White T-shirt!!

The contest runs from Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8. The winner will be announced Monday, April 11. Please check out the flyer for more details.

CPH Field Day for NPHW

The College will host its 10th annual Field Day at the Health Sciences Campus softball field from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, April 7th. Come out and bring your spouse, kids, or a friend. It is a great time for everyone. (Rain location: Pound Hall Gym) FREE PARKING AFTER HOURS!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 5th at with the number of guests coming and if you will staying for dinner so we have enough food for everyone. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in the survey link above!

Event Details:

This year we will continue to have team colors. We have chosen the following colors for each department. Hopefully these are easy colors that most people have in the closet.
Health Promotion = Red
Environmental Health = Blue
Health Policy & Management = Green
EPI & BIO = Black

Centers & Institutes = White

Events for field day will be as follows:
Water balloon toss
Knee ball pass relay
Dizzy bat relay
Dodge ball
and a maybe few surprises

Plan to stay after for dinner around 6:30 which will include the trophy ceremony. Reigning champs = Epidemiology & Biostatistics …..who’s going home with the trophy this year??

If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in the survey link above!

Questions? Email us at


Come hangout with Grad students all over campus. For more information, visit the FB page and see the flyer below
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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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