Ramp builders to the rescue: A life-changing service for Georgians with disabilities

By Elizabeth Fite

Georgia Health News | May 15, 2016

Wood planks banged, skill saws buzzed and hammers rang out early on a crisp spring morning in Albany, the largest city in Southwest Georgia. Much of the world was rushing to work, but 13 retired men were doing what they do nearly every Tuesday and Thursday - building a wheelchair ramp for someone in need.

 

Helping youths (and their families) cope with mental illness

By Erica Hensley

Georgia Health News | May 18, 2016

The sudden onset of psychosis hits the patient's family like a bomb.

And when counselor Will Warren meets with parents facing the worst moment of their lives, he emphasizes two things: (1) This is not easy. (2) You're not alone.

     

Why HMJ at UGA Matters and What it Takes

The best health and medical journalism can change policy and help people choose wisely — at the doctor's office, in the grocery store and in the voting booth.

Graduate students in Grady's MA program generate high-impact stories for print, television, web and wireless, while gaining expertise in disciplines from public health to environmental science.

Inquisitive, tough-minded idealists with bachelor's or higher degrees in science, liberal arts or journalism are invited to apply.

Empowering Communities through
Health and Medical Journalism

Students learn to cover health and medicine for any market or audience in this professional masters program endowed by the Knight Foundation. A rigorous academic program, hands-on experience, and flexible electives prepare students to understand health issues during changing times.

HMJ Graduate Students:

  • Develop the skills and skepticism needed to cover health and medicine anywhere in the world, for any audience, in any medium.
  • Learn that every story is really about people, whether it involves a rural clinic or a neuroscience lab.

To see what our currents students are working on, visit the Student Portfolios.

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