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April 26, 2021
Student Spotlight: Noa Leigh Hubara
The Presidential Award of Excellence is given to undergraduate students in their final year of study who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, strong extracurricular involvement, and service to and involvement in their respective school or college.
This year's recipient is Noa Leigh Hubara, 4th year Health Promotion and Behavior student.
Noa has received numerous awards and honors during her time at UGA and is a 2-time presidential scholar, has made the Dean's list several semesters, and was the recipient of the Madelyn Smith Davidson Memorial Fund in Spring 2020. She is a member of several student organizations and has volunteered for several UGA programs and medical facilities that serve the community. She is currently interning with the East Georgia Cancer Coalition. Noa wants to work in a healthcare setting and use her public health background to better serve patients in the community.
Please join us in congratulating Noa and thanking her for all she has given to her academic work, outreach, and to the College of Public Health!
Public Health Jobs Virtual Career Fair
ASPPH is hosting the Public Health Jobs Virtual Career Fair on April 30 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. This event is free for ASPPH member students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni seeking full-time jobs, internships, fellowships, and postdoctoral opportunities.
Last year there were 50+ employers and over 1,000 students from ASPPH member schools participating. This event is open to any employers who are interested in connecting with public health graduates. Please share this employer flyer with any organization you believe would be interested in attending!
Candidate and Employer Registration: Click Here
MPH Virtual Capstone Showcase
Mark your calendars! Learn more about the work our students do! Join us as our graduating Master of Public Health (MPH) students present their capstone projects during our Spring 2021 Virtual MPH Capstone Showcase. The event will go live on Wed. May 5 and conclude Thurs. May 6. Audiences will be able to visit the UGA College of Public Health’s Kaltura Channel to view and comment on each student’s 5-minute video presentation. The Kaltura channel is accessible to anyone, no password necessary. Click here for more details. Please contact Mumbi Anderson with questions or for additional information.
YouTube Playlist: Spring 2021 Global Health Seminar Series
Miss any sessions from the Global Health Institute’s monthly seminar series this Spring Semester? Revisit these talks via this playlist featured on the UGA College of Public Health’s YouTube channel.
Speakers include: Chase Sova, Senior Director of Public Policy and Thought Leadership, World Food Program USA; Jim Thomas., Director of the Carolina Population Center's MEASURE Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Adam “Zhuo” Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, UGA College of Public Health; along with a slate of UGA student researchers from the annual Global Health Student Research Symposium.
Become a UGA Vaccine Ambassador
I look forward to the day when our campus is full with students attending classes and experiencing Bulldog Life! The greatest opportunity we have to resume and maintain normal operations is through vaccination. You can be a part of the solution!
I am recruiting twenty-five UGA Covid-19 vaccine ambassadors. From June 7-December 7, student vaccine ambassadors will work in their personal contexts to build trust in the vaccine through personal conversations and storytelling, community presentations, social media engagement, and other innovative communications opportunities. The work will begin this summer and conclude at the end of the fall semester. This effort is supported by Interfaith Youth Core with funding from the Arthur Blank Foundation. Vaccine ambassadors will be trained by Interfaith Youth Core. My role will be to support the campaign and facilitate your creative communication in your spheres of influence. The UGA vaccine ambassadors will collaborate to develop the best ways to reach the UGA community. Ambassadors will receive $1500 for their efforts.
I want to involve highly motivated campus leaders including those working with SGA, Greek Life, student housing, public health, campus ministries, etc., as well as social media influencers. To apply go to the UGA Vaccine Ambassadors' Application. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. All positions will be finalized by May 24, 2021.
Dr. Derrick Lemons
Associate Professor of Religion
Director, Center for Theologically Engaged Anthropology
Willson Center Fellow of Religion
Regional Coordinator, American Academy of Religion-SE Region
Future Health Promoters Club
The Future Health Promoters club has some exciting events coming up. These are a great way to further involve yourself in our club and we hope you’ll consider attending.
Follow here: https://www.instagram.com/uga_fhp/
Physican Assistant Program Events This Week
- UNC-Chapel Hill representative, Janelle Bludorn-Clinical Assistant Professor, will be discussing the PA program and pertinent information related to the upcoming CASPA cycle. She will be answering questions about the admissions process, requirements, plus any questions you have related to their PA program application.
April 26th: 5:00pm-6:00pm. Zoom Link: https://uga.zoom.us/j/92409854135. Meeting ID: 924 0985 4135. Passcode: 475818.
Apply Online! Applications are open!
Applications are open April 1 - 23!
Student Group Advisors will email applicants to schedule an interview.
Be Well Peer Educators: Peers for Alcohol & Other Drug Education
Advisor - Liana Natochy, Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Coordinator
The Be Well Peer Educators: Peers for Alcohol and Other Drug Education (PADE) represent The Fontaine Center and empower students to make informed decisions about alcohol and other drugs while at UGA through prevention education and outreach. Members host a variety of workshops, educational programs, and substance-free events for the campus community.
Be Well Peer Educators: Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention
Advisor - Cameron Conner, RSVP Education and UMatter Coordinator
The RSVP Be Well Peer Educators represent The Fontaine Center and educate students on healthy relationships, active bystander intervention, and survivor support. These students facilitate workshops, educational activities, and campus events to empower their peers to take action in interpersonal violence prevention.
Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors
Advisor - Camilla Herndon, Sexual Health Coordinator
The Be Well Peer Educators: Safer Sex Ambassadors promote healthy sexuality through a non-judgmental, inclusive, sex-positive approach. These students have a passion for sexual health and provide peer education through educational outreach activities, workshops, and campus events.
Be Well Peer Educators: Be You
Advisor - Staci Belcher, Nutrition Counseling Coordinator
The BeYou Be Well Peer Educators invite diverse audiences to reflect on and strengthen their relationships with their bodies through open dialogue and skill building activities. Members facilitate interactive workshops on body image for classes, student groups, and the campus community.
PT Job Announcement with the UGA Engagement Center
The UGA Engagement Center is UGA’s hub for alumni engagement. This includes fundraising, stewardship, event invitations, and relationship-building of all kinds through the Engagement Center’s new and innovative multi-channel marketing platform. Students interact with alumni, parents, and friends on behalf of the University of Georgia, all while learning valuable skills.
This is a paid position that offers so much more than other student jobs.
· Flexible scheduling
· New, innovative center in downtown Athens
· Collaborate with other students
· Network with alumni in your future professional field
· Gain career-based experience and exposure to potential internship/job opportunities
· Learn more about UGA
As you can see, one major goal of the Engaging Center is to invest in the professional development of our students by providing valuable experience that isn’t available anywhere else.
I would like to personally invite you to become a part of our team. I hope that you will accept.
For more information: https://dar.uga.edu/engagement-center/
PT Job Announcement: Concrete Jungle
of ignored, fresh produce growing on our streets, yards and parks to meet health and nutrition
needs of our homeless and food insecure population. We do this by:
● Mapping fruit trees
● Educating and engaging volunteers to harvest fruit
● Gleaning from farms and orchards at the end of their season
● Engaging local shelters and hunger-relief agencies to make fresh, local produce more
In 2020, Concrete Jungle established its first satellite branch in Athens! In its first year, Concrete
Jungle Athens distributed 21,163 pounds of fresh produce to communities in need and engaged
375 volunteers for over 700 hours of service.
This position will primarily support Concrete Jungle’s PEEL (Produce Education and
Engagement Loop) programming. Concrete Jungle harvests many types of local produce that
clients are not familiar with, and CJ produce often looks different than what is available at the
store. Based on feedback from community partners, it’s necessary to build up CJ’s programming
and repository of resources as it comes to PEEL. Potential projects include expanding CJ’s
existing repository of recipe, nutrition, and produce information available for clients, engaging
community members at Neighborhood Resource Fairs and other community events to distribute
produce and provide educational resources, and providing on-site support with food logistics
and harvest events.
Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
● Comfort being out in community (this is not a remote position)
● Reliable transportation that can be used to move food and supplies
● Available to work 10 hours/week– available on some evenings and weekends (harvests
take place Tuesday evening and Saturday morning)
● Ability to lift 40 pounds without strain
Send a resume and cover letter to Jenny at email@example.com
PT Job Announcement with the UGA Golf Course
Greetings UGA Golf Course Customers,
Are you a student or do you know a student looking for a Summer job? The UGA Golf Course is now hiring student employees for Summer 2021!
With pay starting at $9 an hour, working at the UGA Golf Course gives students the opportunity to gain experience, make connections, play golf for free, receive discounts at the Golf Shop and have fun!
Golf Maintenance Student Assistant
This position is perfect for those who love working outdoors. Duties and general responsibilities include raking bunkers, mowing greens, blowing and more. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain valuable landscaping skills.
Golf Range & Cart Student Assistant
In this role, student employees wash and stage golf carts, keep the cart storage area neat and clean, greet and assist customers, pick up and clean driving range balls, monitor range activities, and assist with events.
Emory: TeleBrigade Program
Emory’s chapter of Global Brigades is a major nonprofit organization focused on providing sustainable and ethical healthcare to underserved communities around the world.
This summer, Emory Global Brigades is hosting a week-long TeleBrigade to bring sustainable healthcare to medically underserved and rural areas in Honduras. Join our TeleBrigade to be part of largest student led movement for global health! Since starting Medical TeleBrigades in August 2020, over 2,000 community members have received virtual consultations through the GB Clinic in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Not only will you gain intensive shadowing experience through this program, but you will also get the chance to learn more about international medicine through a virtual setting.
We are currently accepting applications and would love for UGA pre-health students to apply! If interested, please fill out this quick form below and check out the informational PowerPoint to learn more. We hope that you will join us this summer!
Trip Dates: July 12-18, 2021
TeleBrigade Application: https://forms.gle/AnqG4bu4ctFx2vgU7
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our social media! (IG: emory.globalbrigades).
CPH Research Opportunity
Hello! My name is Dr. Janani Thapa. I am a Professor and Researcher at the Department of Health Policy and Management/College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. My team is conducting a research study on mental health among college students. We invite you to participate in this study to help us understand mental health issues facing college students and evaluate an intervention to provide mental health support.
This research study has two phases. Phase 1 is a survey that takes 10 minutes to complete. Phase 2 is an intervention to provide mental health support. The intervention lasts 4 weeks and involves sharing and engaging with information about mental health online. You may choose to participate in only Phase 1 of the study or both Phase 1 and 2.
We will randomly select 15 participants from Phase 1 to receive $100 gift cards. Participation is not required to enter the drawing. All Phase 2 participants will receive a $20 gift card for their participation. If you are interested in participating in the study, please click the link below to learn more and access the Phase 1 survey:
Your participation in this research is entirely voluntary. There are no consequences of any kind for choosing not to participate. Thank you for helping us learn about these important issues! If you have questions or would like more information about the study, please send an email to email@example.com with “mental health study” in the subject heading. If you would like to enter the drawing, but do not want to participate in the research, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading drawing entry.
Well-Being Resources on Campus
As we near the end of the semester and head into finals and final projects, we encourage you to seek support from the many resources available on campus. These resources are designed to help in any type of academic or mental health need. Reach out to your instructors and advisors for more information and referrals if you don't know where to start. Stay involved and connected.
- If you need emotional or academic support, please contact Student Care and Outreach, CAPS, or other supports available on campus.
- UGA offers a couple of virtual mental health resources, as well: Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) and a partnership with Christie Campus Health.
- You can reach CAPS by phone at 706-542-2273. If you would prefer to talk to a non-UGA counselor, Christie Campus Health offers a 24/7 support line at 833-910-3371.
- Check out the UGA Master Calendar, the UGA Involvement Network, and search lists of things to do around Athens.
- For a more comprehensive listing of resources, please visit UGA’s Student Resources for Well-being or the UGA Mental Health Initiative.
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