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September 15, 2020
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Flu Clinics to Kick off at CoP this Thursday

Stay healthy and get your flu shot! The College of Pharmacy has partnered with the University Health Center Pharmacy to provide #FLUGA Mobile Clinics flu shots this fall in various key campus locations, kicking off at the CoP this Thursday, September 17 from 3-5pm in the RC Wilson Breezeway.  For more details and other UGA campus locations for flu shots, visit the UHC website.

UGAC3 Publishes in Journal of Pharmacy Technology

Congratulations to Peyton Moon (P4) and Maitri Patel (P3), who worked with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Critical Care Collaborative (UGAC3) to publish their first manuscript in the Journal of Pharmacy Technology: "Exploration of Body Habitus and Fluid Overload in Critically Ill Patients." Well done!

UGA Jumps to #15 Top Public University

The University of Georgia has advanced to No. 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 ranking of the best public universities in the nation. This marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has placed in the Top 20, climbing from the No. 16 position last year. Read more here.


Decoded: How Do I Self-Monitor for Symptoms? 

Self-monitoring: UGA students, faculty and staff are required to self-assess (check for symptoms) for COVID-19 every day before coming to campus as outlined in the return to campus modules. 

  • DawgCheck is a tool to help you check your symptoms and provide guidance to support your health and safety as well as the health and safety of the UGA community. For this reason, we strongly encourage the daily use of DawgCheck’s symptom checker. Please note that faculty, staff and students are required to report a positive COVID-19 test through DawgCheck’s test reporting function.  If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID, contact your Primary Care Provider for guidance.

Quarantine and Isolation Calculators

Have you been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19? Have you tested positive for COVID-19? Unsure of how long you need to isolate or quarantine? On the DawgCheck website, you'll find calculators to help answer those questions here.

Save Your Voice - Teaching with a Mask

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic has produced a one-minute video with tips on how to avoid straining your voice when teaching while wearing a mask, found here.


Race, Ethnicity, and Community Task Force Needs YOUR Input!

The UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community is developing recommendations for initiatives and actions that UGA could implement during the current academic year that will foster a more welcoming and supportive learning environment for Black and other underrepresented members of our campus community. You are encouraged to help identify promising new ideas!  Submit this form with your input. To learn more about this task force, see here.  Special kudos to Dr. Henry Young, Interim Director of CAP, who is a member of this key UGA task force. 

Student Group Fundraisers

Several great fundraisers are happening right now at the CoP - including LKS white coats, SCCP umbrellas, PDC CoP t-shirts, SOAP & RXPups Coins4Cure, GSHP Lapel Pins, NCPA Tervis Tumblers, the NCPA Open Golf Tournament, and SNPhA Stethoscopes. For details, check out the latest issue of DSAC's Fundraising Weekly.


TODAY: Ask Me Anything with Dr. Grace Gowda

Moderated by Dean Kelly Smith | TODAY - Tuesday, September 15 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Grace Gowda is the Director of the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences Program and Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gowda’s areas of interest include product, drug and vaccine development; regulatory policy regarding the drug and vaccine approval process; and research in the field of neuroscience and mental health. She will share her insights on COVID-19 vaccine development and delivery. 

Ask Me Anything is a series of interactive online sessions between alumni and UGA faculty members from diverse academic disciplines. Experts from UGA will discuss the impact of this global pandemic on their specific area of expertise and provide participants the opportunity to ask questions. All sessions are free of charge and are open to anyone who would like to participate. Simply register for a session and you will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the event. 

This week:
For a full calendar of student events, access the DSAC calendar here.
Career Development Drop-In Hours with Dr. Vitale | 1:30-3pm, Zoom
Ask Me Anything with Dr. Grace Gowda | 3:30pm, Register
PBS Seminar Series: Dr. Jarrod J. Mousa, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Center for Vaccines & Immunology, UGA CVM | 9-10am, Zoom
Schedule Management Drop-In Hours with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 2-4pm, Zoom
Flu Shot Clinic | 3-5pm, RC Wilson Breezeway
Bereavement Support Group with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 5pm, Zoom
Managing Stress & Anxiety with Dr. Hill-Silcott | 7pm, Zoom