Tag - Institute of Public and Preventative Health

Students and faculty offer health screenings for farmworkers

Every summer, the Augusta University College of Nursing hosts an interdisciplinary student-run health fair providing free personalized and preventative health screenings, education and services to farmworkers in rural South Carolina. This outreach program brings together teams of expert health care...

Students offer health screenings for farmworkers

Every summer, students at Augusta University offer free personalized and preventative health screenings, education and services to farmworkers in rural South Carolina. In 12 years, they’ve provided more than 3,000 screenings. It’s part of a long history of service, said Dr. Lucy Marion, dean of...

Study shows green tea hand sanitizer effective against viruses

Product created by researchers at The Dental College of Georgia shows promise in fighting virulent bugs AUGUSTA, Ga. (Sept. 7, 2016) – A green tea hand sanitizer created by an Augusta University researcher is proving to be highly effective in killing viruses. Dr. Stephen Hsu, a professor in the...

IPPH summer internship focused on student research

Can an app help parolees with Substance Use Disorder overcome their addictions? Augusta University graduate student Rebecca Howell has teamed up with Institute of Public and Preventative Health associate professor J. Aaron Johnson to study how a recovery support app can assist ex-convicts in the...

Smith named president of Georgia Public Health Association

Selina Smith, director of the Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) at Augusta University, has been named president of the Georgia Public Health Association, the state’s leading forum for public health researchers, practitioners and students. She will oversee the association, which...

Kinlaw bioethics lectures continue today

Internationally recognized bioethicist Kathy Kinlaw will be at Augusta University on March 3 and 4 as the Alan Roberts Visiting Professor of Ethics. Kinlaw is the associate director of the Emory University Center for Ethics and the director of the center’s program in health, science and ethics. Her...

Grant trains students to treat substance abuse

1-in-4 adults exceed the safe drinking limits set forth by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol consumption is linked to more than 60 chronic health conditions and is responsible for nearly 80,000...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Seminar

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorectal Cancer, a cancer of the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In recognition of March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,  Georgia Regents University’s Institute...

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