Student Accomplishments

May 2017

Jacob Ball Awarded full travel scholarship to the Models of Infectious Disease Agents Study (MIDAS) Networking Meeting in May in Atlanta, GA
Shivani Khan Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
Vicki Osborne Abstract accepted for oral presentation and awarded scholarship for free conference registration at the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in August in Montréal, Canda
Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction
Mirsada Serdarevic Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction

April 2017

Jacob Ball As part of Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program, completing three-month summer internship at Army Public Health Center, US Department of Defense, Disease Epidemiology Division
Accepted and awarded full travel scholarship to the Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Interdisciplinary Instructional Institute (QMRA-III) in August at University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Nominated for 2017 Dean’s Scholar Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions
Natalie Kelso Chichetto Awarded 2017 Dean’s Scholar Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, the most prestigious award for PhD-level students; only awarded to two students in the College
Graduated with PhD in Epidemiology; moving to Vanderbilt for a Post-Doc in Translational Sciences through a TL1 award
Hannah Crooke Nominated for 2017 Dean’s Scholar Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions
Graduated with PhD in Epidemiology
Diana Rojas Paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America online: Spread of Zika virus in the Americas. Zhang Q, Sun K, Chinazzi M, Pastore Y Piontti A, Dean NE, Rojas DP, Merler S, Mistry D, Poletti P, Rossi L, Bray M, Halloran ME, Longini IM Jr, Vespignani A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 25. pii: 201620161. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1620161114. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28442561
Quoted in UFHealth Newsroom story: Data analysis looks at Zika’s introduction to Americas, predicts microcephaly cases
Sheldon Waugh As part of Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program, completing three-month summer internship at Army Public Health Center, US Department of Defense, One Health Division

March 2017

Jacob Ball Received three travel awards to attend 9th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA: Chair’s Travel Award (UF Department of Epidemiology), Dean’s Office Travel Award (UF College of Public Health and Health Professions), and University of Washington Department of Biostatistics
Hannah Crooke Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. (In press). Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024
Amy Elliott Paper accepted for publication in Social Indicators Research: Chen X, Yu B, Gong J, Wang P, Elliott A. (In press). Social capital associated with quality of life mediated by employment conditions: evidence from a random sample of rural-to-urban migrants in China. Soc Indic Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1617-1
Shivani Khan Received travel grant to attend 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in Montreal, Canada
Abstract selected for poster presentation at 10th Annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender (InWomen’s) Group Conference in Montreal, Canada: “Gender differences in patterns of marijuana initiation by age among urban, suburban and rural youth in the US”
Jae Min Received travel award to attend 3rd Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Vicki Osborne Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. (In press). Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024
Mirsada Serdarevic Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. (In press). Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024
Bin Yu Paper accepted for publication in Social Indicators Research: Chen X, Yu B, Gong J, Wang P, Elliott A. (In press). Social capital associated with quality of life mediated by employment conditions: evidence from a random sample of rural-to-urban migrants in China. Soc Indic Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1617-1

February 2017

Vicki Osborne Accepted as a member of Alpha Epsilon Lamba, a national honor society of graduate and professional school students

January 2017

Jacob Ball Invited to be a member of the American College Health Association Data Warehouse Technical Team that is working to build an inter-institutional data repository to facilitate benchmarking and epidemiological analysis of collegiate health data
Bin Yu Selected lecture at  20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference in Las Vegas, NV: “Peer influence alters the associations between HIV knowledge and self-efficacy as well as self-efficacy and condom-use intention among adolescents: a moderated mediation modeling analysis”

November 2016

Sheldon Waugh Honorable mention in APHA’s School Health Education and Services Section Student Abstract competition
Presented at 2016 APHA Annual Meeting
Yunan Xu Letter to the editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology

October 2016

Jacob Ball Paper published in Global Health Research and Policy: Usman A, Ball JD, Rojas DP, Berhane A, Ghebrat Y, Mebrahtu G, Gebresellasie A, Zehai A, Mufunda J, Liseth O, Haque U, Chanda E. Dengue fever outbreaks in Eritrea, 2005–2015: A case for strengthening surveillance, control and reporting. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 Oct 26;1(17). DOI: 10.1186/s41256-016-0016-5
Diana Rojas Paper published in Global Health Research and Policy: Usman A, Ball JD, Rojas DP, Berhane A, Ghebrat Y, Mebrahtu G, Gebresellasie A, Zehai A, Mufunda J, Liseth O, Haque U, Chanda E. Dengue fever outbreaks in Eritrea, 2005–2015: A case for strengthening surveillance, control and reporting. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 Oct 26;1(17). DOI: 10.1186/s41256-016-0016-5

August 2016

Vicki Osborne Named one of the best reviewers for the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety for her superb review skills in 2015
Received travel scholarship to attend the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in Dublin, Ireland

July 2016

Jacob Ball Paper published in Global Public Health: Community-based reports of morbidity, mortality, and health-seeking behaviours in fourMonrovia communities during the West African Ebola epidemic. McLean KE, Abramowitz SA, Ball JD, Monger J, Tehoungue K, McKune SL, Fallah M, Omidian PA. Glob Public Health. 2016 Jul 27:1-17. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2016.1208262. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27463979

June 2016

Jacob Ball Co-first authored paper published in Acta TropicaClinical and spatial features of Zika virus in Mexico. Haque U, Ball JD, Zhang W, Khan MM, Treviño C JA. Acta Trop. 2016 Oct;162:5-10. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.06.010. Epub 2016 Jun 14. PMID: 27311388
Yunan Xu First authored paper published in Global Health and Research PolicyYunan Xu, and Xinguang Chen. Protection motivation theory and cigarette smoking among vocational high school students in China: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 1:3.

March 2016

Abenaa Acheampong Women/sex/gender travel award to CPDD
Nominated by dean of PHHP to present research at UF event
First authored publication coming out
Denny Fe Agana One of the top 7 abstracts at PHHP research day
Jacob Ball Guest lecturer for the UF undergraduate human sex and sexuality course
Hannah Crooke Recipient NIDA Director’s Travel Award for travel to CPDD
Sadaf Milani Letter to the editor in March issue of AJPH
Martin Wegman Invited oral presentation at Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting in Boston on June 28, 2016

February 2016

Martin Wegman Winner Alpha Omega Alpha top research prize at COM research day
Co-authored paper published in Family Medicine
Yunan Xu First authored paper accepted to Health Research and Policy

January 2016

Jacob Ball SER travel award to Epidemiology Congress of the Americas in June in Miami, Florida