UGA Public Health
February 5, 2016
CPH Ambassador Applications Open
The priority deadline will be March 1st each year. Applications received by this date will be screened and selected applicants will participate in an interview, which will explore communication skills, willingness to learn more about the College, desire to convey pride in the College, and commitment to participate in assignments.
Health Promotion Applications: Due February 12th
235 Russell Hall, Health Sciences Campus
"Feasibility and Validity of a novel point-of-care test for Early infant diagnosis of HIV in exposed infants in rural Zambia - Towards elimination of pediatric HIV"
Jane Mutanga-Mutembo is a physician at Livingstone General Hospital in Zambia. She is also a third year Epidemiology PhD student at the University of Georgia. Her work has focused on the clinical management of infectious diseases and public health control of mother to child transmission of HIV in low income countries.
Friday February 12th 12.20 – 1.10pm
"A systematic review of sex-based differences in diarrheal disease and helminthic infections"Varadan Sevilimedu is currently a biostatistics DrPH student at the Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University. From 2011 to 2013, he worked as a Research Statistician for the CDC at the Office on Smoking Health, where he conducted research on temporal trends in smoking across the United States and also on the effects of mentholated cigarettes on smoking prevalence among adolescents in the United States.
Call for Nominations – CPH Faculty Awards
Nominations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 PM.
Nomination forms can be found at https://www.publichealth.uga.edu/about/forms or at the links below:
Traffic Safety @ UGA
In an effort to increase traffic safety on campus, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists, UGA’s Complete Streets initiative, a coalition of researchers, departments, and campus organizations, will be initiating efforts to educate the UGA community on various road facilities and engineering. In order to assess current awareness and knowledge, Complete Streets is requesting that members of the UGA community complete a brief 14-item survey. There is no compensation for participation and participants are free to withdraw at any point without penalty. Survey responses are anonymous, and participants should be 18 years of age or older. Data are expected to be collected throughout the month of February. The survey link may be found here:
Any questions or concerns regarding the survey or Complete Streets can be directed toward Jason Perry, Program Coordinator, UGA Office of Sustainability (email@example.com).
Intern for the Undergraduate Admissions Office
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is opening the application process for its student internship program for the 2016-2017 academic year! This is a paid position open to all current UGA undergraduate students graduating May 2017 or later.
Each year, the office hires undergraduate students to assist in special event planning, student recruitment, scholarship selection, marketing campaigns, and admissions office duties. These highly competitive positions demand high levels of energy and passion, while providing excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. Click here for more information.
CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship
The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship was established in 1998 as CBC Spouses partnered with General Mills to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, and other health-related studies. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the past decade, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health-related fields. Deadline: Feb 28th
#Throwback Therapies Lecture Series
Ralph Tripp will speak on "The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases" at 2pm Wednesday, February 24 in Room 250 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow the talk in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda. Ralph Tripp is a professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases at UGA. Tripp is also currently the Georgia Research Alliance Chair of Animal Health Vaccine Development, and is a GRA Eminent Scholar. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of immunity and disease pathogenesis associated with respiratory virus infection, and using this information to develop therapeutic protocols and vaccines that will confer long-term protective immunity. He has led a research team in respiratory virus immunology studies at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and currently develops vaccine and therapeutic countermeasures for viral diseases at the Animal Health Research Center at UGA.
Are You Experiencing Financial Hardship?
The US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) PAID Summer Internship Program for Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Engineering (STEM) undergraduate students from 6 June-10 August in San Antonio, TX.
Degree Required: Bachelor Degree Student (In Progress)
All interns must have completed at least their First Year class requirements for a bachelor's degree. Chosen applicants will work closely with a USAISR staff mentor and their research team to conduct a scientific investigation in one of the research focus areas of the USAISR:
- Hemorrhage Control
- Blood and Coagulation
- Burn Injury
- Ocular Trauma
- Dental Trauma
- Pre-hospital Trauma Care
- Intensive Care
- Regenerative Medicine
- Extremity Trauma
What it is: A PAID ($2,726/month) summer internship for students in the above categories. Note that housing and transportation are NOT provided. Students are mentored by Army Physicians to conduct research in areas such as burns,rehabilitative medicine and orthopedics, along with dental/ocular trauma.
Application deadline March 4, 2016