Monday News(letter)

January 11, 2016

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Welcome Back!

The faculty and staff in the College of Public Health wish you another successful semester and prosperous New Year!

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:

MLK Day of Service: UGA Closed

Monday, January 18, 2016, UGA will be closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day.

ATTENTION: MPH Spring 2016 Graduation Candidates

If you are graduating this Spring, you need to make sure you apply for graduation in your ATHENA portal, AND that you have submitted your signed Final Program of Study to the MPH Program Coordinator (Mumbi) by January 22, 2016. You should have received an email on this process today. If you have did not receive an email regarding capstone/graduation deadlines and you do intend on graduating this Spring, please email ASAP.

Internship Information Session January 22, 2016

For those who are planning on interning this Summer, proposals need to be submitted no later than March 1st. Due to rising numbers of late submissions and disregarding of deadlines, no extensions will be given. So you need to be aware of any deadline conflicts with agencies you are planning internships with.

· Additionally, requests for new MOUs will not be accepted past March 1st.

There will be an information session to answer any questions on January 22nd in Russell 217 from 10:00 am-11:00 am. You must attend an information session before you start your internship. They are offered fall and spring semesters. Non-MPH/DrPH Global Health Certificate students are welcome to attend the info sessions.

Seminar Series: Epidemiology

Topic: "Latent Variable Modeling in Public Health Research"

Speaker: Katherine E. Masyn, Georgia State University

When: Friday. January 15, 2016

Where: 235, Russel Hall HSC

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

PCD 2016 Student Research Paper Contest Now Open

The Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) 2016 Student Research Paper Contest is now open for submissions. The journal is looking for high school, undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical residency and recent post-doctoral fellows to submit papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic disease, including but not limited to arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Papers must be received electronically no later than 5:00 PM EST on January 18, 2016. Additional information and detailed submission guidelines are available on the PCD website.

Meetings & Events

Mobilizing with African Communities to Defeat Ebola

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UGA Founders Day Lecture

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 1:30 to 2:30pm

Where: UGA Chapel Athens, GA

The 2016 lecture, "So You Think You're Smarter than a Robot: The Race between Human Learning and Deep Learning," will be presented by Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D., professor emeritus of learning, design and technology at UGA's College of Education.

Brian Heredia, a member of the Class of 2018, will provide the student response. Brian is a UGA Honors student and serves as an ambassador for the College of Education.

Can't attend the lecture? It will be streamed live at

Save the Date: Wellstar Annual Ethics Forum

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Career Announcements

Community Engagement Specialist: Catawba County

The Community Engagement Specialist works to increase Catawba County Public Health’s visibility within the community and increase the community’s awareness of Public Health services, programs, and issues. This position will be responsible for and seeking out ways that Public Health can connect more widely and deeply with the community.

For further information, please visit the following link:

Communication/Health Promotion Student Worker Position

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Biosafety Fellowship at NIH

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Informatics and Epidemiology Fellowship Opportunities

Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) – Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

The Applied Public Health Informatics Fellowship (APHIF) offers an opportunity for graduates to acquire and develop public health informatics skills during a high quality, on-the job-training, program in public health practice. Fellows work closely with highly trained and experienced informaticists, epidemiologists and public health practitioners at the state and local level. The training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM), standards and interoperability. The application and available billets can be found at

Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) – Application Deadline: February 17, 2016

The Health Systems Integration Program (HSIP) offers an opportunity for practitioners to lead initiatives to improve population health through epidemiology and informatics. Fellows will work on projects related to community health improvement plans, electronic health records, and evidence-based practice. The HSIP fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with highly trained and experienced epidemiologists, health officers, and informaticians at the state, local and federal levels. The projects and training provides opportunities for fellows to satisfy the program requirements and address the program competencies. Previous training topics include: using data to inform policy, the legalities of data and information sharing, and health inequities. The application and available billets can be found at

For any questions, please email

FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship

The Food and Drug Administration is offering mid-career professionals the opportunity to spend a year as a Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). Through this collaborative program between the CTP and the National Academy of Medicine, fellows actively participate in the development of science-based public health strategies, serve as leads for defined projects, meet with policy leaders, and acquire new knowledge. Opportunities are available in the following areas within the CTP: Compliance and Enforcement, Health Communication and Education, Management, Regulations, Policy, and Science.

The application is open through March 1. To find out more, visit the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship.

We would also encourage you to continue to visit the CTP jobs page ( as well as USAJOBS ( for future opportunities.

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