A clubhouse for learning gives hope to kids with mental illness

By Erica Hensley

Georgia Health News | May 3, 2016

Mechelle Goshe found the notes from the teacher in her 7-year-old son's backpack, along with a jumble of failed tests and crumpled assignments. The teacher wrote that Edward couldn't get any work done in class because he was either withdrawn in a corner or bouncing off the walls.

"He was driven by a motor," Goshe recalled - a motor that neither she nor the teacher knew how to regulate.


Food insecurity in farm country, and how a 'manna drop' helps fight it

By Lauren Baggett

Georgia Health News | April 12, 2016

A shrill beeping, made by a panel truck being put in reverse, signals Gary Martin’s arrival at Lakeside Assembly Church of God in Moultrie. After an hourlong drive from Valdosta, he maneuvers the truck up to the rear door of the church's gymnasium.

Once the vehicle is in place, Martin wrestles pallet after pallet of its contents into the gym. Each is heavy with food donated by retail grocers and other suppliers across Southwest Georgia, and it has reached Moultrie through a mobile food pantry network serving rural people in need.


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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