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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,…

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…