Monday Morning News(letter)

October 12, 2015

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10th Anniversary Lecture Series: Obesity in Rural America

Time: October 19, 2015- 5pm-6pm

Location: George Hall, Health Sciences Campus

Join us as special guest speaker Dr. Michael Perri, dean of the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, shares his insights Mon. Oct. 19 on "Obesity in Rural America: Addressing the Challenge of Treatment Dissemination and Implementation." The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:00pm in George Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Free parking is available.

Course Information

Seminar Series- Current Topics in Epidemiology (EPID 7100)

Speaker: Negar Aliabadi, CDC

Topic: "Acute flaccid myelitis in the United States, 2014"

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Location: 235 Russell Hall (HSC)

Contact: Andreas Handel (

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Seminar Series: Environmental Health

Speaker: Dr. R. Chris Rustin, GA Dept. of Public Health, Environmental Health Section Director

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 12:20-1:10pm

Location: Coverdell Building

Meetings & Events

Alice Walker – Reading: “Standing in Georgia, Writing to the World” @ UGA Chapel

When: October 14 at 3:30PM

Where: UGA Chapel

Alice Walker will give a talk and read from her literary works in this keynote Delta Chair event. It is free and open to the public, and seating is general admission.

Walker is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, for her 1982 novel The Color Purple, which also earned a National Book Award. She has written six other novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. Her first collection of poetry, Once, was published in 1968, followed by her first novel, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, in 1970. Throughout her public life, she has been an international activist for civil and human rights and a forceful advocate for women and girls.

There will be an additional event on October 15 at 6:30PM at Morton Theatre. Details HERE.

Safe Space

The Safe Space program at UGA is a three and a half hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can provide support and work toward being an ally for the LGBT community. Upon completion of the training, participants may be issued a Safe Space sticker for their office space as a visible indicator to visitors that they are queer affirming.

Become a Safe Space

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate for Faculty and Staff

The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and improve their ability to contribute to the enhancement of UGA’s welcoming and inclusive environment.

The certificate will also enable participants to get a closer look at the people, institutions and initiatives that play a key role in supporting and fostering diversity at UGA. This closer look will potentially provide faculty and staff with additional resources through which they can both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.

Quarterly registration can be completed at .

EHS Club Meeting


October 22, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


101 Environmental Health Science Building

Join us for our Environmental Health Club Meeting.

Topic: Pumpkin Carving/Composting Workshop

Future Health Promoters Club Meeting

Please join us in Ramsey Hall on tomorrow, 10/13/15 from 6:30-7:30pm. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Public Health Association


PHA will be holding our elections for the next executive board at our November meeting! If you are interested in any of the positions please consider speaking to that officer prior to running. Our contact information can be found below;

o President - Rob Hood

o Vice-President - Jared Brumbeloe

o Secretary - Skarlet Velasquez

o Treasurer - Ryan Augustine

o Social & Alumni Chair - Kyle Hopwood

o Service & Philanthropy Chair - Atefeh Paziraei

Career Announcements

Community Benefits Manager - St. Mary's Health Care System

Position Summary:

Assists St. Mary’s Health Care System in living its Mission and achieving its Vision and strategic goals through effective community benefit initiatives. Provides guidance in planning, developing, and coordinating community benefit initiatives throughout St. Mary’s Health Care System with the goal of improving the health status of our communities in a measurable way. Assists St. Mary’s ministries in aligning community benefit programs with community health improvement priorities and outcomes objectives based in community health assessments. Promotes integration of community benefit planning into strategic and financial planning processes. Facilitates sharing of best practices related to planning, funding and evaluating community benefit programs.

Manages ongoing utilization of Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA) software program. Contributes to development of St. Mary's Health Care System’s advocacy priorities.

Interested applicants please go to the following website: and search for "Community Benefits Manager" position.


Community Health Worker Standards Development Internship

The intern will work with the Healthy Communities manager in the Chronic Disease Prevention Section to develop and finalize a set of voluntary standards, based on CDC recommendations and input, for Georgia community health workers. Tools such as recorded webinars and written materials will be developed for publication on the Chronic Disease Section website. The intern will assist in convening meetings with partners, developing the project plan, and carrying out activities under the project plan in support of the project goal. The intern will develop competencies, learning objectives, and training materials. Skills in reviewing existing policies related to community health workers and an awareness of cultural competence and health equity issues are required to successfully carry out the internship. About 50% time is required to be spent onsite at the Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta with offsite meetings and some activities able to be completed on a distance basis.

If interested, please email Nina Cleveland at

The Atlantis Project

The Atlantis Project offers intensive high-quality hospital shadowing combined with community service in Europe (currently Spain and Portugal, but we are adding new sites soon). Our AP Fellows shadow a variety of different medical specialties in European hospitals for 20+ hours/week. In addition, they have the unique chance to compare European healthcare delivery to that of the US and can give back to hospital staff through volunteer opportunities like teaching English. In 2015, more than 300 pre-health students from over 100 US universities participated in our internships. Based on student evaluations, 97% of AP fellows who participated in our 2015 programs (our alumni) would recommend AP hospital shadowing internships to fellow students at their home university.

GA Dept of Health/UGA CPH RTAC Data Analysis Internship

Title: RTAC Data Analysis Internship Position

Employer: The University of Georgia; College of Public Health

Academic Level: 2nd Year MPH Student

Concentration Desired: Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Stipend: $1000.00

Length of Internship: Spring 2016

We are seeking an individual who is able to learn new concepts and understand complex ideas. Additionally, applicants need to be versed in data collection including both qualitative and quantitative methods. Applicants should also have an intermediate understanding of biostatistics. Applicants should also be able to utilize statistical software including any of the following; STAT, SAS, Epi-Info7, Minitab, and R. Applicants must have demonstrated exemplary communication and organization skills and be able to coordinate with multiple organization while collecting data. Applicants should be comfortable with public speaking and presentation of data at an understandable level based upon the audience composition. Superior applicants will have demonstrated the ability to create survey tools. Experience with Survey Monkey or Qualtrics and knowledge of trauma are desired but not necessary.

Please email resume and cover letter to

Presidential Management Fellowships

Deadline: Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).


• Advanced degree conferred after September 28, 2013

• Or will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2016

• Advanced degree must be from an accredited college or university

• Complete the application, on-line assessment, & essays by the closing date

Georgia Department of Public Health Internship

The Georgia Department of Public Health is seeking MPH interns for their Spring 2016 Internships. Interns are needed in two areas: Evaluation and Performance Monitoring 1305 and Community Health Workers Standards Development. For more information, please contact Nina Cleveland at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (DPHID)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (DPHID) is currently recruiting interns for its Spring 2016 Public Health Social Media and Communications Internship. As the CDC’s hub for scientific publications, library services, and systematic reviews and recommendations, DPHID will provide interns with unique experiences in supporting both the Scientific Publications (home of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, MMWR) and Community Guide (provides support to the Community Preventive Services Task Force) Branches. Additionally, interns will work directly with the Associate Director for Communications and contribute to Division-wide communications activities. DPHID’s mission combined with its affiliated branches will provide interns with a comprehensive view of communication focused public health work in the public sector.

For more information, please contact Conne Ward-Cameron at or 404-498-6006

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