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September 23, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Elizabeth Fite

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Aug. 28 2017

Reducing sexual harassment at work is complicated, researcher advises

Workplace sexual harassment policies and training can reduce harassment, increase reporting and alter perceptions of acceptable behavior, according to Justine Tinkler. But, her research shows they can have unintended consequences, including reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes and negative attitudes about women.

May. 15 2017

Sugar coating: ‘Diet’ products can make you fat, study shows

High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden "diet" foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

Apr. 10 2017

Reducing frustration with health care is key for those with chronic medical conditions

Navigating the U.S. health care system can be frustrating for anyone, but for adults with chronic medical conditions, the frustration can become overwhelming as they juggle multiple providers, medications and treatments.

Apr. 3 2017

UGA scientists study how plants decipher complex, molecular messages for recognizing good bacteria

Bacteria can be a plant's friend or foe and recognizing the difference is essential for survival. But while plants are able to decipher complex, molecular messages, University of Georgia scientists are working with international collaborators to understand how.

Apr. 3 2017

New study tests potential treatment to combat Gulf War illness

Funded by a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, UGA's Nick Filipov and colleagues are testing a potential treatment that may allow these veterans to combat Gulf War illness.

Jan. 17 2017

ARCS Awards to UGA students top $1 million

Limited time and money are major obstacles for up-and-coming researchers, said Stephanie Herrlinger, a UGA doctoral candidate in neuroscience. But the ARCS Foundation Award that Herrlinger received last fall eased that burden, allowing her to explore her field and concentrate on her research.

Dec. 5 2016

College of Pharmacy and College of Education researchers discover potential therapy

UGA researchers have shown that an FDA-approved drug reduces scar tissue and improves muscle function in mice with a gene mutation that triggers muscular dystrophy, a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle weakness and degeneration.

Nov. 28 2016

UGA’s stable isotope laboratory becomes largest in North America

The Center for Applied Isotope Studies at UGA already is world-renowned, but the center's role in the scientific community just became even bigger.

Oct. 31 2016

Conference highlights research on public health issues

Researchers in the College of Public Health and other UGA departments shared their expertise alongside public health leaders from across the state during the fifth annual State of Public Health Conference held Oct. 18 at UGA.

Oct. 17 2016

Dental fillings raise levels of mercury in the body, College of Public Health study finds

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from UGA's environmental health science department in the College of Public Health.

Sep. 21 2015

UGA offers variety of organizations, programs to foster diversity, inclusion

Several organizations, programs and people across campus help make UGA a national leader in fostering diversity and inclusion. 

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