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Linda Cottler named 2023 AAAS Fellow

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, a dean’s professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, has been elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cottler is being recognized for distinguished contributions to…

New study uses AI technology to understand cell dysfunction in ALS

In patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, nerve cells called motor neurons degenerate, causing muscle atrophy and eventually death. Other cells in the central nervous system are known to play a role in ALS, but scientists don’t yet have a clear picture of how they contribute to the disease.

UF Health project seeks to help mothers in need

University of Florida Health has launched an ambitious project to minimize the health risk of pregnancy by identifying, addressing and tracking social determinants of health that can threaten a mother and baby’s health. The project will create a patient electronic dashboard that could flag social needs early in pregnancy to…

Devin Valdes awarded John J. Benton Endowed Scholarship

Devin Valdes, a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Master of Public Health student with a concentration in epidemiology, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. John J. Benton Endowed Scholarship. “Receiving this scholarship greatly supports my career goals in public health by alleviating financial burdens…

M.P.H. student selected as Pathways to Practice scholar  

Parvathy Prasanna Surendran, a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Master of Public Health student, has been selected for the Pathways to Practice Scholars program.   Sponsored by the Region IV Public Health Training Center, the Pathways to Practice Scholars program provides public health students with the opportunity…

Path to Discovery

CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing, precision medicine, RNA-based therapeutics. Some of the biggest breakthroughs in health and medicine over the past decade were supported by major grants from large funding agencies. Yet, the journey from graduate student, to new faculty member, and eventually, lead or principal investigator on a large-scale study that will…

When the lightbulb comes on!

The College of Public Health and Health Professions’ most valuable resource for educating its students is our faculty, says George Hack, Ph.D., the college’s associate dean for educational affairs. “We have some of the best minds in the country,” Hack said. “These faculty are conducting cutting-edge research and practicing in…

Qualitative Research Colloquium, Spring 2024

Spring 2024: Starting January 17, 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Biweekly Wednesday Dr. Deepthi S. Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, leads the online Qualitative Research Colloquium, alternate Wednesdays, 4-5 pm ET during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Dr. Varma is a qualitative research expert with…

Addressing disparities in cardiovascular health through precision prevention

Thomas Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., a professor emeritus holding dual appointments in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions department of epidemiology and the UF College of Medicine, served as a lead author on an article examining the current science of precision prevention to improve cardiovascular health, which appears…