UGA Public Health
February 12, 2016
February is Heart Month
Health Promotion Applications: Due TODAY
Tabling at Tate: FHP Club
Just a reminder, we will have a tabling event this Friday, February 12th at Tate from 10 am to 2 pm. The theme is Valentine's Day and sexual health. We will be giving out condoms, chocolate, and information about sexual health. If you have any free time during your day come help out, meet new people in our club, and spread the word about Future Health Promoters!
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:
Georgia's Graduate Programs in Public Health
Representatives confirmed: Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Morehouse, and Mercer
12:00-1:00 Overview of programs
1:00-2:00 Information Fair
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.
Advising Appointments Now Available for HPB majors
Academic advising appointments for undergraduate students in Health Promotion are made through SARA: https://www.franklin.uga.edu/advising/students/Unified_Login.php. 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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HSC Carnegie Library
We’re happy to announce that the Carnegie Library Learning Center is expanding our operating hours! Beginning Sunday, January 31st, our new hours will be:
We have a WEPA kiosk for printing, a flatbed scanner, 6 computer workstations, and 2 group study rooms downstairs to serve your academic needs, as well as plenty of seating and tables on the main floor for quiet study. We’re also a drop point for materials from the UGA Main and Science Libraries, just select “Carnegie Library” when making a GIL request. And if you’re just looking for something to read for fun, we now have a Book Exchange on the lower level; if you see something that you’d like to read, just take it for as long as you like and bring it back when you’re done. Have some books you think others might enjoy, or need to re-home some to make space on your shelf? Feel free to add them to the Exchange shelves!
We hope to see you soon, and keep an eye on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ugacarnegielibrary
Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial
Eligibility: Student must demonstrate financial need with a minimum 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to students who are pre-nursing or pre-physician assistant. Second preference will be given to students majoring in other health-related fields. Funds can only be used for educational purposes.
Award Amount: $1,000-$2,000
2. Copy of your financial award letter in Athena
3. An essay of no more than 250 words describing your professional goals and the manner in which the scholarship will contribute to your success. Please include the name of the scholarship(s) you are applying to.
Application Due Date: The application documents are due February 26, 2016. Please submit your documents to email@example.com or you can drop them off in the lockbox in the Premedical Studies Office, 102 Memorial Hall, 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
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 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Summer Internship Program is an 10 week internship program that gives students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate coursework the chance to receive practical experience in healthcare administration while positively impacting Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Program participants will be exposed to hospital and/or clinic operations and leadership through project-based work. Project opportunities vary and reflect both the participant’s interests and the needs of the medical center or department. In addition, interns will have the opportunity for other experiences within the medical center as well as professional development opportunities. Should your students have any questions about the application, please have them reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the website link: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=afp&doc=48071