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Population Health Sciences

A new partnership is under way for the Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI), Biostatistics, and Epidemiology. All three entities will work together to form the Population Health Sciences Department. These are exciting times for all parties involved and for our university. Be prepared to see great things as we move forward with this initiative. 

New Publications

A Single Bout of Maximal Exercise Improves Lung Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Matthew A. Tucker, Reva Crandall, Nichole Seigler, Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez, Kathleen T. McKie, Caralee Forseen, Jeffrey Thomas, & Ryan A. Harris.
Background: Responses to a single bout of exercise may provide critical information for maximizing improvements in pulmonary function following exercise training in cystic fibrosis (CF). We sought to determine if acute maximal exercise improves pulmonary function in patients with CF.  Conclusions: A single bout of maximal exercise acutely improves pulmonary function in patients with CF and improvements may be related to peak work and peak pulmonary ventilation.
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Sensory Consciousness is Experienced through Amplification of Sensory Stimuli via Lateral Inhibition
Ravinder Jerath, Shannon M. Cearley, Ruchir Paladiya, & Vernon A. Barnes.
Objective: At present, researchers are unclear about which activity within the brain is responsible for the emergence of consciousness—the subconscious or unconscious. Current literature suggests that consciousness is isolated in the brain; however, we suggest consciousness emerges from both—subconscious and unconscious activity, in addition to sensory consciousness. Conclusion: We explain how sensory consciousness is only one component of unified consciousness. We propose that lateral inhibition also plays a vital role in consciousness theory, and understanding this can help illustrate the dynamic interactions between the central and peripheral nervous systems within the body.
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GPI in the Community

 Happening again in 2017!
Join us on July 14th at the Costa Layman Farm Health Fair! Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and students who have already volunteered to help us with this years event. GPI takes the lead on this research initiative serving our local Hispanic population. 
Click on picture to see a video from last years event! 
Costa Layman Health Fair 2016
Costa Layman Health Fair 2016 by Kim Ratliff

Ryan Harris-July 3rd
Shaoyong Su-July 8th
Sandy Young-Mayes-July 9th
Susan Thankachan-July 13th
Li Chen-July 23th


GPI Celebration July 6th 
Meet and Greet Luncheon July 21st
James Halbert, MS
 Kim Norland
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