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February 15, 2021

Master of Public Health Info Sessions

Join us to learn more about the College of Public Health's Master of Public Health program. We will cover information about the college, degree program, and the application process.

Upcoming Dates & Times:

Thursday, February 25: 12PM - 1:30PM

Tuesday, March 23: 5PM - 6:30PM

Register Here:

Let All the Big Dawg Eat - Summer 2021

Let All the Big Dawg Eat Food Scholarship is open for Summer 2021 applications. If you need help securing food while taking summer classes, apply using the link below. The application will be open until Feb 28.

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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.


  • Health Disparities Guest Speaker - 2/24 | 7PM via Zoom


  • Zoom Yoga Class - 3/24 | 7PM via Zoom
  • Sexual Education Guest Speaker - 3/31 | 7PM via Zoom


  • National Public Health Week - 4/5-11
  • Outdoor Yoga Class- 4/7 | 5PM @Myers Quad (Zoom optional)
  • FHP Nutrition Guide + Zoom Yoga Class - 4/14 | 7PM via Zoom
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Environmental Health Science Seminar Series

Monitoring and Manipulating UVB DNA Damage Responses in Human Skin

This week’s guest speaker: Michael Kemp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University

The seminar will take place on Friday, February 19, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 941 5555 0151 Passcode: EHSC8030

Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael Kemp currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Kemp received both his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Wright State University. He completed his postdoctoral training with Nobel Laureate Dr. Aziz Sancar at the University of North Carolina in 2011, and with Dr Jeffrey Travers in 2016 at Wright State University. In 2019, Dr. Kemp started his independent faculty position as an Assistant Professor at the Wright State University. Dr. Kemp’s research is focused on DNA repair , DNA replication, and DNA damage kinase signaling in UV-irradiated human skin.

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Haoguang Liu.

Do You Need Patient Care Hours?

On February 16th at 4pm, local representatives from different certification programs such as: CMA, CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy and Scribe will discuss the requirements to apply to their different certification programs. PA students can begin looking for positions in the healthcare field and start accumulating direct patient care hours. This is an excellent opportunity to find out how to apply to the program, cost, class structure, class curriculum, job placement etc. from these great local organizations. No registration is necessary for this event. Information with zoom invitation for the event is listed below: Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 939 5029 1903.

Passcode: 240168

DAE Presentation for Pre-Professional Students

  • February 23rd: 3:00pm-4:00pm. Registration is required so reserve a spot today!
  • The Division of Academic Enhancement will be providing a presentation on academic coaching and how their services can benefit pre-professional students. Academic coaching is a free service to UGA students and coaches can help students in a variety of ways. Join us to find out how academic coaching can help you prepare better for your pre-professional path

Global Health Seminar Series

Ethics of COVID-19 Response

Jim Thomas, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Director, MEASURE Program, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Please join us for this virtual seminar on Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend! Join the seminar via Zoom at this link:

Speaker Bio: Dr. Thomas’s work in public health spans more than 35 years and 35 countries. His principal interests are in social forces underlying epidemics, ethical concerns in digital surveillance, and the ethical practice of public health in a pandemic. In addition to his many scholarly articles, he was an editor and author of a textbook on epidemiologic methods in the study of infectious diseases and principal author of the initial American Public Health Association’s Code of Ethics. As director of the MEASURE Program, Dr. Thomas is leading a global team that is advancing the capacity of developing countries to monitor their epidemics. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Thomas is advising government planning groups, speaking and writing on pandemic ethics, and has created an online Pandemic Ethics Dashboard as a resource for policymakers.

Contact Juliet Sekandi for additional information.

Health Professions Fair

The Pre-Professional Advising Office will be holding a Virtual Health Professions Fair on Wednesday, March 3rd from 11:00am-3:00pm on Handshake. The goal of the Health Professions Fair is to provide UGA Pre-Health students the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters and admissions representatives from health professional schools across the country. Students are highly encouraged to chat with ALL programs in their area. This is your opportunity to ask questions, show your interest and to learn more about all the different programs available. This Fair will include representatives from medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, allied health, physician assistant, nursing and pharmacy programs.

  • Click here for a list of registered programs.
  • Registration for the event opens February 15, 2021.
  • UGA students and alumni click here to register.
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PT Job with Career Center

The Career Center is currently hiring a part-time student worker for up to 20 hours per week. This position is responsible for collecting career outcomes data on social media websites and over the phone. The student will improve their communication skills over the phone, learn and implement best practices for data organization and data visualization, while collecting post-graduation data on recent UGA alumni. Apply on Handshake:

Job Title: Career Outcomes Initiative Assistant – The University of Georgia Career Center

Closing Date: Feb 21, 2021 at 01:00 am

Estimated Salary: $10.00/hour

Volunteer Opportunity: Girls on the Run

My name is Emma Powell and I'm a senior Health Promotion major. I'm interning with Girls on the Run this semester which is a nonprofit organization that works to promote young girls' mental, social, and physical health, which is particularly important in the pandemic. Our research-based curriculum is targeted towards elementary school girls to help them improve in competence, confidence, caring, character, connection, and contribution, in addition to teaching critical life skills such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict. We are currently looking for coaches for both virtual sites and in person (Bishop Park and Memorial Park) sites that strictly follow CDC Covid-19 guidelines. We are recruiting 3rd-5th grades girls to participate as well. We meet two times a week for 60-75 minutes each session for 10 weeks (March - April.) For more information or to sign up to coach please visit or feel free to reach out to me directly

Chilombo Scholars Program - Summer 2021

Do you aspire to work in public health? Would you like to grow your experience in the social sector? Chilombo Careers has launched the Chilombo Scholars Program to provide a pathway for students and recent graduates (undergraduate and graduate level) of Black/African Descent in public health to gain paid experience. As a scholar you would be paid $12 per hour for 8 weeks, working remotely for 10 hours a week.


  • Undergraduate juniors and seniors, those taking a gap year, graduate students, or recent (within 2 years) graduates.
  • LESS THAN 2 years of experience in public health
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must identify as Black or of African descent
  • Can commit to 10 hours a week between June 7-August 13, 2021

Sustainable UGA Feedback Survey

How can Sustainable UGA programs be more equitable and inclusive?

All current UGA students (18 years and older) are invited to participate in this 10-20 minute research survey by visiting the following link:

All students are eligible to receive a sticker, reconditioned water bottle, and be entered into a drawing for local artwork or fresh produce, regardless of participation.

We want to hear from you! If you have any questions regarding this research project, please feel free to contact Office of Sustainability Graduate Assistant, Megan Lee,, 567-868-4083.

Summer & Fall Interns: Scholarships Available

The Office of University Experiential Learning is once again accepting applications for our Fall EL Scholarships, and we have learned that our esteemed advisors are the best way to get the word out to students! The deadline is 2/15/21 and will include activities taking place in Maymester, and Summer, and Fall 2021. Awards are in amounts up to $2500 and may be used for ANY course or non-credit activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA.


  • Open to undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of UGA coursework
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be pursuing an activity approved for Experiential Learning at UGA

Students can access the application and find more info on our website:

Explore Study Away Day & Scholarship Deadlines

The Office of Global Engagement would like to announce our upcoming Explore Study Away Day on Thursday, January 28th from 10am - 5pm. Please encourage your students to join us to learn more about featured programs and general study away information. Students can also browse our website and join zoom info sessions with program directors and global education advisors! It's never to early to start planning!

Register to attend here:

We would also like to announce upcoming study abroad scholarship deadlines:

Thomson Study Abroad in Classics: February 10, Apply here

Linda J. Piper for Studies Abroad: February 10, Apply here

Germanic & Slavic Studies Travel Grants: Feb. 14, Apply here

OGE General Scholarship: Feb. 15, Apply here

Experiential Learning Scholarship: Feb. 15, Apply here

Asia-GA Internship Connection: Feb. 15, Apply here

FLAS Fellowship: Feb. 18, Apply here

Rowan Study Abroad Scholarship: Feb. 28, Apply here

Dr. Mark Ebell (Epid & Biostat) Survey Request

I am the US lead investigator for a multinational project sponsored by the University of Geneva and Southampton University. We’re hoping to recruit members of the public (including folks like you! You count!) to take part in a large-scale survey on the preventive behaviors people are taking to avoid catching COVID-19, treatments, and the long-term effect of those that have suffered from COVID-19 during the pandemic. The study has been approved by the UGA IRB. It is open to all, whether or not you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

To participate please click on this link: The site lists the collaborating universities, and you can just click on the box that says “United States of America” to complete the brief informed consent and get the US version of the survey. It takes 15 to 20 minutes on average to complete. Our goal is to get at least 3000 US participants, and at least 20,000 worldwide in order to do our analyses.

To make our findings as meaningful as possible, we are hoping to get a broad range of participants from across the US and around the world. Please share information about this study and the link on social media. The main thing is to let folks know that we are interested in a broad range of participants with and without a diagnosis of COVID-19, and to provide the link.

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