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UF Epidemiology Joins the Effort Against COVID-19

Published: May 20th, 2020

Epidemiology students and faculty are working hard to contain the spread of the virus in Florida.

Dr. Cindy Prins

UF researchers seek to improve safety of personal protective equipment for health care workers

Published: May 20th, 2020

Through a newly funded National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grant, University of Florida researchers in environmental and global health and in epidemiology are on a mission to […]

Dr. Mattia Prosperi

Sampling bias and incorrect rooting make phylogenetic network tracing of SARS-COV-2 infections unreliable

Published: May 11th, 2020

Three UF researchers affiliated with UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute are pushing back against the idea that specific variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, have mutated in ways that […]


UF Epidemiologists Using AI to Understand Coronavirus

Published: Apr 30th, 2020

University of Florida virus experts are gathering genomic sequences from coronaviruses around the world to drive artificial intelligence (AI) research that could predict future spread and outbreaks of this and […]

Drs. Linda Cottler and Sara Jo Nixon

Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for additional seven years

Published: Apr 20th, 2020

With nearly $290M of new funding for seven years to research institutions around the country, including the University of Florida, the National Institutes of Health renewed its commitment to the […]

Emily Klann, Rebecca Fisk, and Veronica Richards deployed in Broward County

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

Published: Apr 8th, 2020

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 […]

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, left, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, looks on while Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, right, speaks about confirmed coronavirus cases in Hillsborough and Manatee Counties in early March. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]

How did Florida hire 100 epidemiologists in a weekend? Here’s how.

Published: Apr 7th, 2020

Academics and health officials say they couldn’t remember the state ever making such an effort.

Nathan Smith

University of Florida examines current treatments for personality disorders and substance use disorders

Published: Nov 13th, 2019

Personality disorders and substance use disorders, conditions that frequently occur together, can be highly debilitating. The mortality rate for a person with both conditions is 10 to 15 times higher […]

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen

Superhero for a Small Planet

Published: Oct 30th, 2019

Zika. Swine flu. Ebola. A crusader at the CDC kept some of the world’s worst outbreaks and epidemics from spreading to pregnant women and infants. Now, this Gator is training […]

Bin Yu

Suicide rates among adolescent females higher than previously reported, UF study finds

Published: Sep 13th, 2019

The gender gap in youth suicide is smaller than previous estimates, according to a new University of Florida study that found suicide mortality rates among females ages 10 to 19 […]