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Dr. Christopher Whalen, professor of epidemiology, is leading a team of researchers at the University of Georgia who have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand the local epidemiology of TB in African urban settings and help these communities develop targeted interventions to reduce transmission.
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What’s wrong with this picture? Safe infant protocols (sterilized bottles and breast pumps, safe water, skilled lactation support and advice on preparing powdered formula properly) are rarely incorporated into emergency response plans.

#UGAPublicHealth researcher (and NC native) Sarah DeYoung launched Safely Fed USA to help mothers/caregivers safely feed their babies in emergencies. To her knowledge, Safely Fed is the only group providing such support in the wake of #HurricaneFlorence.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/infant-feeding-support-in-disasters-united-states/press-release-hurricane-florence/2359356890962024/
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Death is a part of life in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. But that doesn’t make it any easier. The inclination among some caretakers is to keep the loss quiet, so as not to upset the other residents. #UGAPublicHealth epidemiologist Toni Miles disagrees. Her research in care facilities suggests that openly grieving a patient is healthier for that person’s friends and family, as well as the staff and other residents.
Episode - BYUradio
Episode - BYUradio
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Finances, as well as concern for pets, can also have a major impact on someone’s decision to not evacuate during a hurricane, according #UGAPublicHealth Dr. Sarah DeYoung. #HurricaneFlorence
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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Bill Foege, epidemiologist and Gates Foundation Global Health Senior Fellow, will present the afternoon keynote address at the 2018 State of the Public's Health conference on Oct. 18, 2018.

William Foege, MD, MPH, is a former CDC director and former executive director of The Carter Center. He also co-founded the Task Force for Global Health. Dr. Foege is credited with developing the global strategy leading to the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s. His many awards and honors include receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

A book signing for his latest book, "Task Force for Child Survival" will follow afternoon sessions at 4:30 p.m.

Follow this link to learn more and register: t.uga.edu/4ai
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Dr. Sarah DeYoung, an assistant professor at the UGA Institute for Disaster Management and expert on evacuation decision-making, shared her findings on why some individuals faced with dangerous weather events don't leave. #HurricaneFlorence

Learn more about Dr. DeYoung's work here: https://publichealth.uga.edu/faculty-member/sarah-e-deyoung/
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Crisis pregnancy centers have been criticized for their lack of transparency about their mission – #CPCMap, launched by a research team at the University of Georgia College of Public Health, offers clarity on where centers are and what services they offer.
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Dr. Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was featured for her work in creating two handbooks on “best practices in bereavement care” and designing educational seminars and staff trainings in dozens of nursing homes and assisted living residences.
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Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, and it can spread quickly when people are in close quarters.

Researchers from Emory University and the University of Georgia have received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help guide norovirus vaccine decision-making.
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Ex-smokers might want to think differently about screening than current smokers, said Dr. Mark Ebell, #UGAPublicHealth researcher and coauthor of an editorial accompanying a recent #lungcancer #screening study: https://reut.rs/2P7BWKn
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