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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Receives Accreditation

19-26 Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Receives National Institutes of Health Grant to Support Cervical Cancer Education ProgramGeorgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) has just received accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). JPHCOPH is now one of only 48 colleges or schools of Public Health worldwide to receive this recognition.

“The accreditation of the JPHCOPH by the Council on Education for Public Health is both an honor and an opportunity,” said JPHCOPH Interim Dean Lynn Woodhouse. “This accreditation will help us attract additional capacity to understand and tackle the many health disparities in the rural southeastern U.S. We will continue to build our world-class faculty and recruit exceptional students from around the world as we strive to develop a public health workforce prepared to change the future.”

“Our faculty members are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Georgians,” continued Woodhouse. “Whether it is helping to facilitate a teledentistry program so school children in rural areas can receive adequate, affordable dental care or researching the impact a community health worker program has on breast cancer prevention programs, we are studying ways every day to keep Georgians and rural citizens throughout the U.S. healthy. That translates into less money spent on illness, less time missed from work and school, more effective use of resources and an increase in well-being.”

The JPHCOPH has a diverse student body and faculty that has a demonstrated commitment to health equity and are working towards that goal by addressing and eliminating health disparities. The small class sizes, the great value and dedicated faculty at JPHCOPH are some of the key reasons students are choosing this CEPH accredited College, which is located less than an hour from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and 90 miles from Hilton Head, S.C.  To learn more about JPHCOPH visit the website: jphcoph.georgiasouthern.edu.

The JPHCOPH was founded in 2004. The college was endowed by Karl Peace, Ph.D. in honor of his late wife, Jiann-Ping Hsu. The college has grown rapidly and recently moved into a renovated building that includes a state-of-the-art Public Health Core Laboratory.

 

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