Student Accomplishments

Name

Accomplishments

October 2017

Shivani Khan Awarded the Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award by the UF Office of Research
Jae Min Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Reported Adverse Events with Painkillers: Data Mining of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System
Vicki Osborne Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Reported Adverse Events with Painkillers: Data Mining of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System
Awarded UF International Center International Student Services Outstanding Achievement Certificate

September 2017

Jacob Ball Co-author on a study nominated for the Kenneth Lutterman Award for Best Student Paper in the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
Shivani Khan Awarded a travel grant by the UF Graduate Student Council to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA
Awarded a travel grant by the UF Office of Research to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA
Yiyang Liu Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA
Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA
Vicki Osborne Paper accepted for publication in Drug Safety: Utilization and safety of deferasirox: Results from an observational cohort study in England
Yunan Xu First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of AdolescenceXu Y, Chen X, Yu B, Joseph V, Stanton B. The effects of self-efficacy in bifurcating the relationship of perceived benefit and cost with condom use among adolescents: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Journal of Adolescence. (In press)
Bin Yu Campus representative for Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus (APSSC)

August 2017

Denny Fe Garcia Agana Abstract selected for poster presentation at 45th North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting in November in Montréal, Canada
Current President of the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Jacob Ball Abstract selected for poster presentation at 6th International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics (EPIDEMICS6) in November/December in Barcelona, Spain
Sadaf Milani Abstract selected for round table discussion at American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA: “Better knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic community members”
Vicki Osborne Meeting report published in Drug Safety: “The 9th Biennial Conference on Signal Detection & Interpretation in Pharmacovigilance
Paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice: “Safety of Atrovent® CFC-free inhaler: Respiratory events reported from an observational cohort study in England”
Akemi Wijayabahu Letter to the editor published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Wijayabahu AT. Gaskins et al. study reports on a new opportunity for breast cancer prevention. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Aug;106(2):706-707. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.158501. No abstract available. PMID: 28765393
Letter to the editor published in Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and GynecologyWijayabahu AT. Need for an up to date and comprehensive risk factor analysis to determine the lifetime risk of uterine corpus cancer in Taiwan women. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug;56(4):580. doi: 10.1016/j.tjog.2017.04.037. No abstract available. PMID: 28805629

July 2017

Kai Wang First authored paper published online in International Journal of CancerWang K, Chen X, Bird VY, Gerke TA, Manini TM, Prosperi M. Association between Age-Related Reductions in Testosterone and Risk of Prostate Cancer – An Analysis of Patients’ Data with Prostatic Diseases. Int J Cancer. 2017 Jul 12. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30882. Epub 2017 Jul 24. PMID: 28699177
Yunan Xu Invited to give a speech at BIT’s 9th Annual International Congress of Cardiology-2017 (ICC-2017) in November in Singapore: “Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis”

June 2017

Jacob Ball Presented a poster at the American College Health Association (ACHA) 2017 Annual Meeting in May/June in Austin, TX: “A 10-year case series of HIV-positive students at one university: Implications for clinical practice and collegiate public health”
Paper accepted for publication in Le Infezioni in Medicina: Rodriguez-Morales AJ, Haque U, Ball JD, García-Loaiza CJ, Galindo-Marquez ML, Sabogal-Roman JA, Marin-Loaiza S, Ayala AF, Lozada-Riascos CO, Diaz-Quijano FA, Alvarado-Socarras JA. Spatial distribution of Zika virus infection in Northeastern Colombia. Infez Med 2017 Jul-Sep; 25(3).
Zhaoyi Chen Abstract accepted by American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA: “Association Between History of Kidney Stones and Sleep Disorder, and Trends in Demographics”
Abstract accepted by 35th World Congress of Endourology in September in Vancouver, Canada: “Prevalence of Kidney Stones Changing in Male to Female Ratio: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2014”
Paper accepted by Biomedicine HubChen Z, Gerke T, Prosperi M. Trends in Gene Expression Profiling for Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment: A Systematic Review. Biomed Hub. 2017;2(2):472146. DOI: 10.1159/000472146.
Yiyang Liu Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda: Cottler LB, Liu Y, Striley CW, Setlow B, Knackstedt L. Typologies of female cocaine and marijuana use rely on transitions from initiation, to 1st symptom, to heaviest use.
Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. The association between different patterns of non-medical use of stimulants and motivations for use.
Oral presentation at the Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE) 2017 Pre-Meetings Data Blitz: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. Motives for different patterns and quantities of non-medical use of prescription stimulants.
Vicki Osborne Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA: “Recent non-medical prescription opioid use and age at first use of other substances: Results from a national survey in adolescents”
Awarded a travel grant by the UF Office of Research to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda
Awarded a travel grant by the UF Graduate Student Council to attend the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in August in Montréal, Canda
Elected as Treasurer of the UF chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lamba, a national honor society of graduate and professional school students
Kai Wang Paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: Xu Y, Chen X, Wang K. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2017 Aug;11(8):530-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 21. ReviewPMID: 28689734
Yunan Xu First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: Xu Y, Chen X, Wang K. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2017 Aug;11(8):530-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 21. Review. PMID: 28689734

May 2017

Denny Fe Garcia Agana Abstract selected for poster presentation and awarded monetary prize for the Delta Omega section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo in November in Atlanta, GA
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 on 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
Diana Rojas Coauthored paper published in Nature: Metsky HC, Matranga CB, Wohl S, Schaffner SF, Freije CA, Winnicki SM, West K, Qu J, Baniecki ML, Gladden-Young A, Lin AE, Tomkins-Tinch CH, Ye SH, Park DJ, Luo CY, Barnes KG, Shah RR, Chak B, Barbosa-Lima G, Delatorre E, Vieira YR, Paul LM, Tan AL, Barcellona CM, Porcelli MC, Vasquez C, Cannons AC, Cone MR, Hogan KN, Kopp EW, Anzinger JJ, Garcia KF, Parham LA, Ramírez RMG, Montoya MCM, Rojas DP, Brown CM, Hennigan S, Sabina B, Scotland S, Gangavarapu K, Grubaugh ND, Oliveira G, Robles-Sikisaka R, Rambaut A, Gehrke L, Smole S, Halloran ME, Villar L, Mattar S, Lorenzana I, Cerbino-Neto J, Valim C, Degrave W, Bozza PT, Gnirke A, Andersen KG, Isern S, Michael SF, Bozza FA, Souza TML, Bosch I, Yozwiak NL, MacInnis BL, Sabeti PC. Zika virus evolution and spread in the Americas. Nature. 2017 Jun 15;546(7658):411-415. doi: 10.1038/nature22402. Epub 2017 May 24. PMID: 28538734
Invited to a workshop at the World Health Organization on Zika virus (ZIKV) trial design, endpoints, and site selection in June in Geneva, Switzerland
Received a scholarship to take three modules at the 9th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at University of Washington in Seattle, WA
Mirsada Serdarevic Letter to the editor accepted for publication in Addiction
Martin Wegman Selected for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society by the local UF Chapman Chapter
Bin Yu Presented oral presentation at the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in May in Boston, MA: Bin Yu, Xinguang Chen, Bonita Stanton, Ding-Geng (Din) Chen. The central role of peer influence and self-efficacy in the association between HIV knowledge and condom use skills with condom use intention: a chained cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Symposium: Capturing the quantum changes in human behavior: Innovative solutions to and practical application of the cusp catastrophe modeling. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), May 25-28, 2017. Boston, MA, USA.

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 (PHHP)
Natalie Kelso Chichetto Awarded 2017 Dean’s Scholar Award in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), 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 (PHHP)
Graduated with PhD in Epidemiology
Diana Rojas Paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America online: 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. Spread of Zika virus in the Americas. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 30;114(22):E4334-E4343. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1620161114. Epub 2017 Apr 25. 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

Denny Fe Garcia Agana Letter to the editor published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: Fe Garcia Agana D. Re: Primary Care Patients’ Willingness to Participate in Comprehensive Weight Loss Programs: From the WWAMI Region Practice and Research Network. J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Mar-Apr;30(2):264. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160353. No abstract available. PMID: 28379835
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. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071
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 June 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 June 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. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071
Mirsada Serdarevic Paper accepted for publication in Addictive Behaviors: Osborne V, Serdarevic M, Crooke H, Striley C, Cottler LB. Non-medical opioid use in youth: Gender differences in risk factors and prevalence. Addict Behav. 2017 Sep;72:114-119. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.024. Epub 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28391071
Kai Wang Paper accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine Reports: Chen X, Wang K. Geographic area-based rate as a novel indicator to enhance research and precision intervention for more effective HIV/AIDS control. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Jan 26;5:301-307. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.009. eCollection 2017 Mar. PMID: 28229038
Letter to the editor published in Asian Journal of AndrologyWang K, Cottler LB. Commentary on “The association between sexual function and prostate cancer risk in US veterans”. Asian J Androl. 2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.196853. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 28272056
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

Denny Fe Garcia Agana First authored paper accepted for publication in Family Medicine: Agana DF, Porter M, Hatch R, Rubin D, Carek PJ. Job Satisfaction Among Academic Family Physicians. Fam Med. 2017 Sept;49(8):622-5.
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
Kai Wang Letter to the editor published in BJU InternationalKai Wang, Xinguang Chen. (2017). Re: Testosterone treatment is not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer or worsening of lower urinary tract symptoms: Prostate health outcomes in the Registry of Hypogonadism in Men (RHYME). BJU International, published online.
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 American Public Health Association’s School Health Education and Services Section Student Abstract competition
Presented at 2016 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Kai Wang Presented oral presentation at 4th Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference in November in Orlando, FL: Kai Wang, Xinguang Chen. A Testosterone Change Model for the Role of Testosterone on Prostate Cancer among Black Males
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: McLean KE, Abramowitz SA, Ball JD, Monger J, Tehoungue K, McKune SL, Fallah M, Omidian PA. Community-based reports of morbidity, mortality, and health-seeking behaviours in fourMonrovia communities during the West African Ebola epidemic. 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 Tropica: Haque U, Ball JD, Zhang W, Khan MM, Treviño C JA. Clinical and spatial features of Zika virus in Mexico. 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

Denny Fe Garcia Agana One of the top 7 abstracts at College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) research day
Jacob Ball Guest lecturer for the UF undergraduate human sex and sexuality course
Hannah Crooke Received National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director’s Travel Award for travel to College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 78th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Palm Springs, CA
Abenaa Acheampong Jones Women/sex/gender travel award to College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 78th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Palm Springs, CA
Nominated by Dean of College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) to present research at UF event
First authored publication coming out
Sadaf Milani Letter to the editor published in American Journal of Public Health: Categorization of Frequent Emergency Department Use in an Insured Homeless Population.”
Martin Wegman Invited oral presentation at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in June in Boston, MA

February 2016

Denny Fe Garcia Agana Paper published in Family Medicine: Mims LD, Everard K, Hall K, Hatch R, Malaty J, Rubin D, Fe Agana D, Carek PJ. Family Medicine Clerkship Directors’ Influence on the Residency Program Selection Process: A CERA Study. Fam Med. 2016 Feb;48(2):108-13. PMID: 26950781
Martin Wegman Winner of the 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