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1 in 9, or 11 million, U.S. men are infected with oral HPV

Researchers in the department of health services research, management and policy found oral HPV infection rates are substantially higher in men, and men are more likely to be infected with the most dangerous strains of the virus.

Timely treatment of lesions that may cause anal cancer can cut risk, mortality by 80 percent

A study led by Dr. Ashish Deshmukh is the first to offer age-specific recommendations for treating the lesions.

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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led to little reduction in the overall time they spent in sedentary activity.

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EGH-October2017_422x280-1.jpg EGH Southeast SETAC presenters (L to R): PhD Student Felipe Sanchez, MPH student Jordan King, PhD student Amanda Buerger,PhD student Alexis Wormington, and MPH student Jack Vann

Environmental and Global Health Faculty and Students Shine at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Regional Meeting


  • SETAC is a professional society that brings together research scientists, policy makers, and managers from academia, government, and industry to support the advancement of research on environmental stressors, environmental education, and the use of science in environmental policy and decision making.
  • This year’s meeting was organized by Dr. Joseph Bisesi, an Assistant Professor in EGH and the current president of the Southeast region of SETAC. The meeting took place over three days in Brunswick, GA in partnership with the University of Georgia Marine Extension Brunswick Station and the College of Coastal Georgia.
  • Despite strong competition, 2nd year PhD student Alexis Wormington won a second place presentation award, and Jordan King, 2nd year Environmental Health MPH student won a second place poster award.

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