UGA Public Health

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March 18, 2016

RSVP for Graduation

The College of Public Health graduation celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 13th @ 3:00 PM at the Classic Center Athena Ballroom. The ceremony will honor students who graduated Fall 2015 or will graduate Spring or Summer 2016. **You must RSVP in order to participate in the event** Please RSVP by responding to this survey by April 1st.


Senior Signature 2016

Senior Signature

Give Today!


You'll always remember your days at UGA. Make sure UGA remembers you! Senior Signature donors:

  • Will have their name included on the Class of 2016 Plaque to be installed in Tate Plaza,
  • Receive an advance invitation to the Class of 2016 Senior Send-Off event on May 11, 2016,
  • Are automatically part of the Student Alumni Association (SAA),
  • Continue the tradition of student giving while making an important investment in UGA.

The deadline to be included on the Class of 2016 plaque is March 31 for all May, August, and December 2016 graduates.

CPR Certification - This Sunday

The Future Health Promoters are offering the BCLS CPR certification this semester. We are not offering the standard CPR. Again, the class will take place March 20th from 1 pm - 5 pm in the Creswell TV Lounge. It is recommended that you prepay via Paypal so we can get an accurate estimate of participants. Prices are BCLS (healthcare CPR) is $31 and First Aid $5 ($36 for CPR and First Aid) if you pay before the class through Paypal by March 18th using our CPR class coordinator, Megan Patton's, email address Prices go up $5 if you pay with cash or check the day of the class. Certifications last 2 years. Anyone interested can sign up on the google doc below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at or put any questions you may have in the groupme.

CPR/ First Aid Sign-Up

Public Health Open House

Friday, April 1st at 3pm in 120A Wright Hall
This event is designed to give prospective graduate students an introduction to the areas of public health available at The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health. It is open to all who are interested in pursuing graduate study in public health. The event will be formatted into several parts including an information session, admissions overview, break-out departmental sessions and a meet & greet with current students and alumni. Please RSVP here.

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Mark Your Calendar: Field Day is Coming!

The college will be hosting the annual field day on Thursday, April 7th at 5:00pm for part of National Public Health Week. Start getting your departmental teams together to compete for the field day trophy. Last year Epidemiology & Biostatistics took home the prize. Come and test your skills at relays, tug-o-war, dodge ball, and more. More info to come.

Interested in Biopharma jobs?

For any students interested in biopharma, I have the opportunity to put you in contact with a pharmaceutical commercial executive who is a brand launch expert. His U.S. and Global experiences include fostering disease standards, supporting patient advocacy, Driving disease education, message development and execution, patient journey insight development, epidemiology and burden of Disease, Direct, Indirect, QOL cost evaluations and monitoring real world outcomes. He has connections in industry and is willing to help mentor students. If you are interested in a small group lunch with Nat, please email Ginny Ingels at by Monday, March 21st.

Volunteer during National Public Health Week

Experience UGA 2nd Grade Health Trip: April 4th - 7th from 9:00-noon! Come create a memorable field trip experience for Athens kids, network with other UGA students and staff, and build your resume by volunteering on campus for one or more days with Clarke County 2nd grade students! We need more than 100 UGA undergraduate and graduate students to interact with, teach, and guide the 2nd graders throughout their morning field trip. No prior health knowledge or teaching experience is necessary!

The 2nd grade students will travel around Stegeman Coliseum attending fun, health-related stations covering physical activity, nutrition, hand-washing and germ spread, and bullying prevention. Station leaders and event guides are needed for each day. Feel free to sign up for multiple days and different roles!

Role Descriptions -

  • Station leaders: A teaching and activity script will be provided for you to teach from. You will work with 1-2 other volunteers to run the station. Find a couple of friends and sign up to run a station together or sign up and meet other UGA students!
  • Group guides: Guides will stay with a class as they rotate through each station, ensuring that everyone moves in a timely manner and directing people to stations and restrooms as necessary.
  • Photographer: 1-2 students are needed each day to photograph the event. Must have photography equipment.

<Sign Up Here>

Advising Appointments Now Available for HPB majors

Academic advising appointments for undergraduate students in Health Promotion are made through SARA: 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

General Announcements

The Art of Public Health

How do public health practitioners translate sophisticated health messages into information that resonates with the public?

Yale students have an answer: The Art of Public Health.

Art of Public Health, the Yale poster exhibit, will be on display at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga., from March 19 to April 24. To learn more about the museum, visit . More information about the Art of Public Health exhibit is available at…/yale-universitys-the-art-of-public…/.

Peace Corps Prep Certificate Launch Event

We’re very excited to announce that the national director of the Peace Corps is coming to speak at UGA for our Peace Corp Prep launch event on March 21. Please share this invitation with colleagues in your unit and especially your students! The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required, so please take a moment to register online by March 14:

Listening Sessions for UGA Visual Identity/Logo Update

The University of Georgia is updating its visual brand identity and logo system and invites members of the UGA community to participate in a series of open, public input meetings in March. The meetings will be structured "listening" sessions led by the UGA Division of Marketing and Communications staff that will explore the preferences and needs of faculty, staff, students and alumni and discuss opportunities to establish an institutional system for logos and ways to optimize our logo for digital media. Please complete this form to attend a session:

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Lavender Graduation Eligible Participants
All lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally graduates are welcome to participate. December 2015 graduates, as well as May, August, and December 2016 graduates, and alumni are all eligible to participate. Participants will receive a lavender diploma and rainbow tassel! To participate, be sure to register by Friday, April 8, 2016.

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