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September 25, 2015

RSVP for the 10 Year Celebration

Plan now to join us October 5th on the Health Sciences Campus as we celebrate 10 Years as a College. Our 10th Anniversary Program & Reception will be held at 5:00pm on Miller Parade Ground on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. The event will include special keynote guest, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan. RSVP is required (see link under "Free Tickets" to register) for the 5:00pm reception only!

Other events on Oct 5th:
2:00pm Q&A with Dr. Sullivan
3:00-4:45pm Networking & Hospitality in Hudson Hall
4:00pm Breaking Ground Book Signing with Dr. Sullivan

Epidemiology Seminar Series

Friday September 25th 2015

12.20 – 1.10pm

235 Russell Hall, Health Sciences Campus

“Breastfeeding from the Public Health Perspective" by Jennifer Nelson, CDC

Dr. Jennifer Nelson works as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in the Nutrition Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her work on the Infant Feeding Team focuses on improving national breastfeeding rates and breastfeeding-related maternity care practices. She received her M.D. from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her Pediatrics residency at Emory University affiliated hospitals. Prior to medical school, she worked as an epidemiologist at CDC in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch on national surveillance of foodborne diseases and antimicrobial-resistant enteric diseases.

Friday October 2nd 2015

12.20 – 1.10pm

235 Russell Hall, Health Sciences Campus

“Relationship between Pre-pregnancy Weight, Gestational Weight Gain, Postpartum Weight Retention and Breastfeeding Success"by Alex Anderson, UGA

Dr. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition and an Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He holds an MPH and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on maternal and child nutrition and young child feeding. He also has strong interest in international nutrition especially in developing countries. Dr. Anderson has worked on studies evaluating the effect of infant feeding on maternal and infant body composition in the United States and in Ghana. His current research focuses on assessing the impact of pregnancy weight and body composition changes on pregnancy outcome and risk for obesity in mothers and their newborns. He also directs a service-learning program to Ghana with students from the University of Georgia, and engages students in nutrition and health screening and education of populations in selected communities.

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.

Environmental Health Science Club Info

Join the Environmental Health Science club this semester for meetings and road clean-ups. See flyer for dates.

Next meeting: Thursday, October 1st at 6:30pm

Every year Athens area residents wade into local rivers, lakes and streams as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams at an event called River's Alive. Last year, 192 volunteers collected over 4.8 tons (9,740 lbs) of trash, 1.2 tons (2,400 lbs) of recycling, and 194 tires during the event! This year's River's Alive will be on October 10th from 9am-1pm, with check-in starting at 8am.

Our club has kindly been invited to take part in the kayaking portion of this event where members can enjoy kayaking down the Oconee River while helping with the clean-up. Below there is a link to a doodle. If you want to come to this event and kayak with the EHS club please click on the link and write your name and submit it. There is only 20 spots available for this event and it will be based on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

There is also a link with more information about the event attached below. Hope some of you can make it! RSVP:

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 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:

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

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