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January 11, 2021

Advisor Drop-In Hours for Drop/Add Week

Monday, January 11th 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, January 12th 2:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 13th 9:30 - 11:30am & 1:30 - 3:30pm
Thursday, January 14th 9:30 - 11:30am & 1:30 - 3:30pm
Friday, January 15th 10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, January 18th UGA Holiday
Tuesday, January 19th 2:00 – 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm

Alumni Connection: Meet Adam Gobin

Students and Alumni, join us Wed. Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. for an Alumni Connection event hosted by the UGA College of Public Health and the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Our guest will be UGA alum Adam Gobin (AB Spanish ’06, BS Biology ’06, Master of Public Health ’08), Assistant Vice President at Wellstar. Register for the virtual event here.

About Adam Gobin: Adam was born in Trinidad and Tobago and attended high school in Mexico City. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Biology and Spanish in 2006. He then pursued a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Georgia and graduated in 2008. Adam joined The Emory Clinic’s Management Development Program (MDP) after getting his MPH and spent 7 years in leadership roles in The Emory Clinic’s Patient Financial Services Department. He joined Wellstar Health System in January 2020 as the Assistant Vice President of Wellstar Medical Group’s business office.

For questions, please email Lynnsey Lafayette.

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Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

Join the UGA College of Public Health for a Virtual Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom Meeting. Session topics will include: curriculum, professional and personal development opportunities, career paths, and admissions requirements and deadlines.

The MPH program is designed to equip students with the population health skills to address the world’s most pressing health issues. Degree concentrations include: Biostatistics, Disaster Management, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Promotion, and Health Policy and Management.

TO REGISTER: Fill out this registration form or contact to participate in this event.

This is part of a series of monthly informational sessions on the MPH offered by the College’s Office of Academic Affairs. Please visit this link for upcoming dates.

Mercer University School of Medicine Admission Panel

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) chapters at Mercer University School of Medicine will be hosting a multi-part webinar series this academic year for underrepresented minority pre-med students. The third and last webinar of the series will be held on Monday, Feb 8th. The goal of these webinars is to provide information and advice to pre-med students concerning the path to medical school. Some of the topics that will be discussed include how to apply using the AMCAS, letters of recommendation, personal statements and what to do after applying!

Register here:

Please follow Mercer's SNMA and LMSA pages to see reminders and updates!

@mercersnma and @mercerlmsa

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Undergraduate Admissions Internship Opportunity

Each year, our office hires undergraduate students to assist in special event planning, student recruitment, 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. This internship will allow students to gain skills such as public speaking in settings of 10-100 + in person and virtually, interpersonal communication, large-scale event planning, use of data, phone etiquette and more.

We encourage students from ALL majors, colleges, and schools to apply. While there is no minimum class standing, we strongly encourage applications from students with UGA graduation dates beyond May 2022 or 2023, strong academic records, and campus involvement.

Click here to access the complete job description and application:

(ID# #4164364 UGA Undergraduate Admissions Student Intern)

The application deadline is Friday, February 5th by 4 p.m. All interested students are encouraged to attend a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, January 27th, at 5 p.m. held over Zoom. While attendance is not required, it is highly encouraged. Please email Kelly Bird for the Zoom meeting link or questions about the internship or application process, at in the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

AFDO Scholarships

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is an international, nonprofit organization whose members are concerned with the development and enforcement of uniform food, drug and other consumer protection laws. Through its committees and the efforts of its Regular and Associate members, AFDO supports legislation, develops and circulates “model bills,” publishes information circulars and generally works to aid in the overall implementation of sound and effective consumer protection regulation.

In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act celebration. The “George M. Burditt Scholarship” and the “Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship”, both in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third year of college.

A third scholarship, also worth $2,500, was created in June 2008 - the "Denise C. Rooney Scholarship" will also be awarded annually.

The following qualifications and conditions have been established for the award recipients:

· The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety;

· The recipients should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and

· The recipients must have at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first two years of undergraduate study.

To apply, in addition to completing an application, an official and complete college transcript must be submitted along with letters of recommendation from two faculty members. Scholarship applications must be submitted by April 1st to be considered for the current year’s award. Applications may be found on the AFDO web site

I would appreciate the widest distribution to your qualifying students so they have time to complete the application, due March 1, 2020.

I can be contacted at

Thank you for your assistance,

Joanne M. Brown DVM, DACVPM

Chair, AFDO Awards

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