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Megan Still works to increase access to surgical care in Sierra Leone

At the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, students are making a global impact through research and service. One notable example is Megan Still, M.D., a neurosurgery resident at UF Health and a Master of Science student in the department of epidemiology. Still combines her clinical…

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…

Supporting next generation AI research

Michael Aaron Sy Program: Ph.D. in epidemiology Project: Sy will investigate the use of AI coupled with next generation pathogen genomic sequencing to detect antimicrobial resistance among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Findings could guide drug treatment decisions and improve health outcomes. Mentors: Panayiotis (Takis) Benos, Ph.D., William Bushnell…

Alyssa Falise received the 2023 Cluff Aging Research Award

Alyssa Falise, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology received the 2023 Cluff Aging Research Award. She was one of two students who received this prestigious award and an award. The aim of this award is to encourage students to conduct scholarly investigations and research on topics related to the…

Christina Parisi and Sara Nutley awarded NIH F31 fellowships

Two doctoral students in Epidemiology, Christina Parisi and Sara Nutley, were awarded the National Institutes of Health F31 fellowships. Each recipient receives funding for two years. Parisi’s study titled, “The impact of health disparities and alcohol use on late diagnosis of HIV in Florida: Understanding missed opportunities using a statewide…

PHHP doctoral students receive Graduate School honors for teaching, mentoring

Two Ph.D. students in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions were recognized by the UF Graduate School for exceptional contributions to student learning. Rebecca Jane Austin-Datta, a third-year doctoral student in epidemiology, received a Graduate Student Teaching Award, and Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, a fourth-year…