T32 Welcomes First Pre Docs

T32The University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health is excited to announce the first predoctoral fellows accepted for the program.

Eugene Dunne is a PhD student in the Clinical and Health Psychology program, who will work with Dr. Nicole Whitehead as his primary mentor. Eugene has several published journal articles and was selected for oral presentations at two national meetings last year. As a researcher, Eugene’s goal is to develop innovative behavioral interventions to improve primary substance abuse prevention efforts and also improve science-based treatment models.

Chukwuemeka Okafor is a PhD student in Epidemiology. Emeka’s research interests are the neurobehavioral and clinical consequences of drugs of abuse among individuals living with or at-risk for HIV infection, along with factors associated with outcomes of HIV/STI prevention efforts. His primary mentor will be Dr. Robert Cook, with whom he has worked on the Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC).