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83rd College On Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to advancing a scientific approach to substance use and addictive disorders. CPDD actively promotes basic scientific research in all aspects of substance abuse, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge and new discoveries…

UF Board of Trustees recognized UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Team

Last Thursday, the UF Board of Trustees recognized UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., with a permanent resolution that paid homage to his work and leadership to help guide UF through the COVID-19 pandemic. Board of Trustees Chair Mori Hosseini read the full resolution, highlighting the…

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…

Pearson receives Johns Hopkins Heritage Award

Dr. Thomas A. Pearson, professor of medicine and epidemiology, has been selected by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association to receive the 2021 Heritage Award. Dr. Pearson earned his BA, MPH, MD, and PhD in cardiovascular epidemiology all from Johns Hopkins, where he also completed residencies in preventive medicine and…

Shapiro Honored by Chapman Society and Gold Foundation

The Chapman Society, the UF College of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, has selected Ms. Jerne Shapiro, lecturer in Epidemiology, as UF’s healthcare team member nominee for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s National Humanism in Medicine Medal. Ms. Shapiro is being recognized for her immense contributions…

Keeping families informed about the COVID-19 vaccines available for children

In this video interview, Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS, an epidemiologist and a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics and the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, discusses current options available for children, a potential timeline for additional vaccines for younger age groups, thoughts…

Yaghjyan receives Florida DOH grant

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received funding from FL Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to develop a centralized data center and biospecimen infrastructure to support breast cancer prevention research in Florida targeted to screening-aged women. The grant will build a comprehensive research infrastructure with standardized…