Davis-Olwell selected as UGA Service-Learning Fellow

Dr. Paula Davis-Olwell, an instructor in the Global Health Institute and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is one of nine UGA faculty members selected for a 2017-18 UGA Service-Learning Fellowship. This year-long program provides an opportunity for faculty members from a broad range of disciplines to integrate academic service-learning into their professional practice. Fellows meet regularly …

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GHI researchers receive seed funding for mobile phone-based TB treatment monitoring

Athens, Ga. — Six collaborative, international research projects housed at the University of Georgia have received seed funding under UGA’s Global Research Collaboration Grant program. The program funds a range of early-stage projects with significant global impact. Each initiative received between $4,000 and $8,000 to cover initial project costs. “Some of the most important challenges …

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GHI alumnus Dr. Leo Martinez awarded Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize

CPH alumnus Dr. Leo Martinez was just awarded the Stephen Lawn HIV-TB Research Leadership Prize from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Martinez, who is now a post-doctoral associate at Sanford University, completed his Ph.D. in epidemiology in Spring 2017 under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Whalen. His research focuses on identifying where …

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Global Health Institute kicks off annual lecture series

The inaugural presentation of a new Global Health lecture series takes place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wright Hall Annex on the Health Sciences Campus. Global Health Institute director and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, Christopher Whalen, and epidemiology graduate students Leonardo Martinez-Pantoja and Maria Castellanos-Reynosa will …

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UGA graduate student receives Schlumberger Fellowship to study tuberculosis transmission

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia doctoral student María Eugenia Castellanos has been awarded a 2016-2017 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her research on tuberculosis transmission in Guatemala. Castellanos, a doctoral student studying epidemiology in the UGA College of Public Health, will work to identify the risk factors associated with TB …

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Faculty Spotlight: Juliet Sekandi

You may not realize it, but that Health application on your iPhone is good for a lot more than just counting the number of steps you take each day. It contains valuable information, tracking and personalized advice on health topics from nutrition and body measurements to vitals and reproductive health. There’s even an option to …

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