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Researchers identify high-need areas for diabetes outreach in Florida and California

Using the Neighborhood Deprivation Index, along with geocoding of primary care providers and endocrinologists, University of Florida and Stanford University researchers have identified areas in Florida and California where people with Type 1 diabetes may have difficulty getting the care and support they need to manage their disease. The findings appear in…

Gurka, Hu, and team receive CTSA supplement award

Dr. Kelly Gurka, assistant professor in Epidemiology, and Dr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program administrative supplement. Drs. Gurka and Hu, with co-PI Matthew Gurka from the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, will examine the ability of the…

Hu Receives NIEHS R21

Dr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) R21 grant. Dr. Hu, with MPI Dr. Jiang Bian from the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, will utilize the OneFlorida EHR repository to identify novel environmental factors associated with severe COVID-19,…

Cheng receives CTSI pilot grant

Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, assistant professor in Epidemiology, recently received a UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Precision Health Initiative pilot grant for his proposal, “Body composition and high-plex protein expression profiling to inform breast cancer therapy and prognosis: A pilot study in OneFlorida.” The study will pilot…

Platform for social justice

We, at HealthStreet, condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd and the countless other lives lost from racism. We condemn racism. Black lives matter. Every day we work to earn your trust. All of us stand with you. We want to be, we aspire to be, a safe place for…

Cottler, Striley, and team receive NDEWS grant

Dr. Linda Cotter, PHHP associate dean for research and dean’s professor in Epidemiology; Dr. Catherine Striley, research associate professor in Epidemiology; and their multi-institutional team received a five-year National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) grant. NDEWS is a surveillance program that will detect novel psychoactive substances nationwide with the…