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COVID-19: A look back at a year of service

College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty, staff and students stepped up to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in extraordinary ways. As we reflect on an unforgettable year, we highlight a few of the contributions made by members of our college to protect the health of our community,…

Epidemiology students sweep Public Health awards at PHHP Research Day

PHHP’s 34th Annual Research Day was held for the first time in a virtual format on February 11, 2021. Of the 32 abstracts submitted in the Public Health category, 19 were authored by Epidemiology PhD and MSE students. Epidemiology students also took home all three awards in the Public…

Mmadili Ilozumba publishes in Journal of Nutrition

Epidemiology doctoral student Mmadili Ilozumba had her manuscript, entitled “Associations between Choline Metabolites and Genetic Polymorphisms in One-Carbon Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. Mentored by assistant professor in Epidemiology Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, Ms. Ilozumba analyzed…

Inyoung Jun receives UFII fellowship

Epidemiology doctoral student Inyoung Jun received the prestigious UF Informatics Institute (UFII) Graduate Student Fellowship for her proposal, “Dynamic treatment regime modeling for antibiotic resistance drugs.” Mentored by associate professor in Epidemiology Dr. Mattia Prosperi, Ms. Jun aims to build a personalized treatment model of antibiotic resistance in order…

Cottler lab students celebrate publications

Three students in Dr. Cottler’s lab had manuscripts accepted for publication on the same day: Amy Elliott’s “Exposure to medicines in the family medicine cabinet: is it a harbinger of later opioid dependence?” in Substance Use & Misuse; Ayodeji Otufowora’s “Sex differences in willingness to participate in research based…

Epidemiology recognizes Spring 2020 graduates

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to recognize the Spring 2020 student award recipients. They include Charlee Ford, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Epidemiology Ambassador Award; Scott Cohen, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Best All-Around MPH Epidemiology Student Award; Kayvon Yazdanbakhsh, MPH Epidemiology graduate…

Shawnta Lloyd receives CPDD Travel Award

Epidemiology doctoral student Shawnta Lloyd received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigators. Ms. Lloyd will receive complimentary registration to the CPDD virtual meeting in June, where she will present her abstract, “Patterns of Cannabis Use and Driving Under the Influence…

Shapiro, Wijayabahu, and team receive Exemplary Online Award

The Exemplary Online Awards (EOA) are intended to recognize exemplary and innovative practices in online teaching and course production. Jerne Shapiro, MPH, lecturer in Epidemiology, and Akemi Wijayabahu, doctoral student in Epidemiology, along with Dean’s Office staff Truly Hardemon, Eva Egensteiner, and Hillary Carter, were awarded a 2020…

Juggling classes, research, UF students join the fight against COVID-19

On a Saturday afternoon, three University of Florida students got a call from the Florida Department of Health. Could they come to Broward County to help with the COVID-19 response there — and could they start the next morning? “We all agreed right away,” said Veronica Richards. Richards arrived in…