Many Georgians with cystic fibrosis miss out on life-changing help

By Sandra L. McGill

Georgia Health News | June 28, 2016

Ethnic minorities, low-income individuals and those who live in rural areas may be missing out on early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments for cystic fibrosis, according to Emory University researchers. That's a serious problem because such measures can both lengthen and improve life.


HIV in an unexpected place: A quiet epidemic in SW Georgia

By Leigh Beeson

Georgia Health News | June 12, 2016

It's not a date you forget – the day you were diagnosed with HIV. For Adolphus Major, that milestone was Oct. 28, 1999. He'd had digestive problems for some time, but when he was working in Miami he got so sick that he had to be hospitalized. Two days later, the doctor told him the bad news.

Major had AIDS.


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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