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Dr. Sharma, NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellow, received honorable mention at the American Society of Addiction Medicine 53rd Annual Conference

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral fellow Vinita Sharma, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, was awarded the ASAM Abstract Honorable Mention: Associate Professional at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 53rd Annual Conference in Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science. Award recipients received covered costs for the ASAM conference and were invited to attend…

Ruba Sajdeya presented at Anesthesiology 2021 and awarded two notable awards

Ruba Sajdeya, Doctoral student of Clinical and Translational Science in Epidemiology, was invited to present at Anesthesiology 2021, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, in San Diego. She also received the Early Career Investigator Award from the Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) 2021 Annual Meeting and the Certificate of…

Nicole Fitzgerald recognized at PHHP Research Day 2022

The UF College of Public Health and Health Professions held its 35th annual Research Day on February 10. By popular demand, the event was once again held in a virtual format and featured three-minute speed presentations by 56 graduate students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows and associates held across concurrent sessions. Award…

PHHP students honored during 2021 International Education Week

The University of Florida International Center has recognized College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine student Erta Cenko with the 2021 Alec Courtelis Award for Outstanding PhD Students. Cenko is one of only three students to receive this year’s award, which comes with a $2,000 prize.

Lopez-Quintero lab students present at CUR Symposium

On November 3rd, seven undergraduate students presented their research projects at the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Symposium. The students are working with Dr. Catalina Lopez-Quintero, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and other members of her lab on research that primarily addresses drug use and COVID-19 related disparities. Students, mostly from…

Erta Cenko wins 2021 Alec Courtelis Award

Erta Cenko has been selected as a 2021 Alec Courtelis Award honoree. The Alec Courtelis Awards are made possible through an endowment established by Louise Courtelis in honor of her late husband, a former chairman of the Board of Regents, in recognition of his interest and support for…

Views from a pandemic

This tells the personal stories of some of our faculty, staff and students and their experiences during the pandemic.

Cottler lab hosts weekly virtual happy half hours

COVID-19 has altered the way we do things, making it a challenge to remain connected. The Cottler lab has taken to Zoom to engage with their team during weekly “Happy Half Hour” meetings. What started as a way to check in with everyone in the midst of everything virtual has…

Lopez-Quintero lab students honored

Ayomide David, 3rd-year undergraduate student in Biology, and Dr. Vinita Sharma, NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellow in Epidemiology, received early career investigator travel awards from the College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) to attend the CPDD 83rd Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting in June. Cyrus Fatemi, 4th-year undergraduate student in Biology,…