November 2017

Dr. Wonsuk Yoo, Associate Professor, was invited to present a poster titled "Disparities and characteristics on patterns of breast cancer mortality trends among the US Counties, 1990-2015" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta, GA. 

Dr. Benjamin Ansa, Senior Research Associate, was invited to present his work on "Disparities in sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy utilization trends for colorectal cancer screening in Georgia: 1997-2014" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Benjamin Ansa, Senior Research Associate, was invited to present a poster titled "Incidence and survival trends of colorectal cancer based on Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, 1999 to 2013" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta, GA.

Yunmi Chung, Public Health Analyst, was invited to present a poster titled "Are pregnant women in the United States getting the recommended amounts of exercise?" at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Aaron Johnson, Interim Director, was invited to present a poster titled "Advanced practice registered nurse performance of screening and brief intervention after graduation" at the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) conference in Washington, DC.

October 2017

Dr. Aaron Johnson, Interim Director, and Katherine Covington, IPPH Summer Scholar, were invited to present a poster titled "Effectiveness of a recovery support app for parolee substance use: Study design and baseline data from a randomized controlled trial" at the 2017 Addiction Health Services Research Conference (AHSR) in Madison, WI.

Dr. Becky Stone, IPPH Associate professor, was invited to present a poster titled "Syphilis Rates and Trends in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia" at the 2017 State of Public's Health (SoPH) Conference in Athens, GA.

Katherine Covington, IPPH Summer Scholar, and Benjamin Ansa, IPPH Senior Research Associate, presented "Determinants of Adherence to Physical Activity Guidelines among Adults with and without Diabetes" at the 2017 SoPH Conference in Athens, GA.

September 2017

Dr. Aaron Johnson, IPPH Interim Director, was awarded $300,000 from the National Library of Medicine for his project Promoting Health Literacy and Improved Self-Care Management of Incarcerated Populations Using Secure Tablet Technology. Congratulations!

Dr. Aaron Johnson, Interim Director, was invited to present a poster titled "Assessing the impact of mode of delivery and training hours on screening and brief intervention proficiency using a web-based simulated patient" at the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA) 2017 meeting in New York, NY

June 2017

Dr. Vivian Dicks, Assistant Professor, will be at SUNY Downstate Medical Center this July participating in PRIDE-CVD (Program to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research), a two year fellowship program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Dr. Aaron Johnson, Interim Director, was invited to present a poster titled "Baseline attitudes toward addressing patient drug use: differences across health professional training program" at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in Montréal, Canada.

Yunmi Chung, Public Health Analyst, was invited to present a poster titled "Drinking patterns among health professionals and impact on attitudes toward addressing alcohol use" at the 40th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Scientific Meeting in Dever, Colorado.