Monday Morning News(letter)

March 30, 2020

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MPH Virtual e-Poster Showcase

This semester’s poster session has been replaced by a Virtual e-Poster Showcase that will go live on April 30th. the MPH Virtual e-Poster Showcase will be launched online and audiences will be able to visit the site to view and comment on student presentations. In lieu of the in-person event, the student will be required to submit the following:

1. An abstract that is no more than 250 words in length and contains the following: -

  • a. Purpose-a few sentences explaining why you studied this topic and its relevance to public health.
  • b. Methods-a few sentences outlining the methods you used to conduct your research. May include research design, data collection methods, process or analysis.
  • c. Results- the findings of your study.
  • d. Interpretation-a discussion of your results. What your results mean.
  • e. Conclusion-a final sentence that explains the significance of your findings.

2. A pre-recorded video file of your e-Poster Presentation -

  • a. Create your e-Poster by following the instructions below.
  • b. Create a short video to accompany your poster. The video should highlight the Significant parts of the e-Poster that you also detail in your abstract.
  • c. You may film just the poster with your audio or include yourself in the video. If you include yourself, please make sure that your e-Poster is legible and is the primary focus on your screen. While recording, do not try to adjust the images or change the primary focus. Keep the visual image the same throughout your recording.
  • d. Make sure that the content is clear and concise, that your audio can be heard, and that the e-Poster is legible. If you use multiple slides, time the slide presentation to be in sync with your audio.
  • e. When your recording is complete, upload the video file to the google drive or eLC Assignment Dropbox. You will receive instructions on the upload format and platforms via email, 2 weeks prior to the submission date.

Failure to submit all MPH Capstone products (including abstract and video file in the event of a Virtual e-Poster Showcase) will result in an ‘I’ Grade for PBHL 7800.

PBHL 7800


April 1 – May 15

ALL MPH students Graduating in Fall 2020. Signed Capstone proposals will be due NO LATER than May 15th at 5pm. You will not be cleared to register for PBHL 7800 until the proposal has been approved by a faculty member first, and the MPH program coordinator ( last. If you are unsure about this process, please download the capstone manual, read it, and then make an appointment to speak with your advisor prior to this deadline (you may begin discussions during course advising). Make sure all signatures are either PDF electronic signatures, scanned/emailed, OR include the approver in your email communication for a signature-free approval. Unsigned or unapproved proposals will not be accepted.

If you plan on graduating in Summer 2020 and have not yet submitted your summer proposal/registration, you must also do so by May 15th. These deadlines will not be extended.

Links to the Capstone Manual, the Proposal, as well as sample Capstones can be found on our website. To complete PDF forms you need the most current version of Adobe, which can be found on UGA’s vlab or any CPH computer lab. Problems with printing, saving, or completing the form are almost always an issue with the student using an outdated version of Adobe.

Meetings & Events

Zoom for Students

Student access for Zoom is available here:

Mentor Skills Webinar: Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The goal of this webinar is to highlight the importance of establishing mentoring relationship with those who are different from ourselves. This session will also build diversity literacy by talking about the difference between diversity and inclusion, and identifying and avoiding the barriers to inclusive relationships.

Learning Objectives: 1. Build diversity literacy 2. Appreciate the importance of diverse mentoring relationships 3. Understand and avoid the barriers to creating an inclusive relationship.

Dr. Kecia Thomas is a professor of industrial/organizational psychology and African-American Studies at UGA. She also serves as the senior associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert in the psychology of workplace diversity. Thomas is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnicity, Culture and Race. Thomas is a member of the National Change Team for the NSF funded Aspire Alliance, whose goal it is to build a more diverse and inclusive STEM community.

Wednesday, April 1 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2020 NPHW Forum Webcast

“NPHW @ 25: The Future of Public Health is Now”

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday, April 6

Join APHA and public health leaders from across the country as they kick off National Public Health Week 2020 with a conversation about public health’s strides in the last 25 years, the challenges of eliminating health disparities and the imperative to create a more just world. The NPHW Forum will be live in D.C. on Monday, April 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The NPHW Forum is hosted at the Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005. You can watch the livestream on A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event, as well.

Learn more about the event here.


Healthline and Feeding America Stronger Scholarship

Healthline and Feeding America have teamed up to offer University of Georgia College of Public Health readers a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. Healthline and Feeding America have teamed up to offer University of Georgia College of Public Health students a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.

As the #1 health-information resource to more than 250 million monthly users, we recognize 1 in 8 households in the United States will have had difficulty securing enough food for all of its members this year. That’s why we will be granting four $5,000 scholarships to students working to change the face — and future — of food insecurity, hunger, and nutrition.

At Healthline, we believe that access to nutritious, nourishing food should be guaranteed to everyone — and that’s exactly why we’re passionate about ending national hunger. We are looking for two undergrads and two grad students pursuing the advancement of food security, food distribution, nutrition access, and the availability of healthy food. We hope that University of Georgia College of Public Health students can benefit from this scholarship and help make hunger a thing of the past. Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply at Healthline.

Below is a brief description of the important dates and requirements:

  • Application period: March 4 – April 30, 2020
  • Winners notified: June 25, 2020
  • Funds distributed: August 1, 2020
  • Eligibility
    • Current junior, senior, or graduate student in pursuit of a degree as of fall 2020
    • Current U.S. resident
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from the most recent college transcript
    • Demonstrated involvement in the advancement of the food, nutrition, hunger, social work related to health, etc.

Job Opportunities

Industrial Hygiene Vacancy Announcement

Open to all U.S. Citizens at

Lexington VA

$64,009 to $83,210 per year (closes 04/02/2020)

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