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Path to Discovery

CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing, precision medicine, RNA-based therapeutics. Some of the biggest breakthroughs in health and medicine over the past decade were supported by major grants from large funding agencies. Yet, the journey from graduate student, to new faculty member, and eventually, lead or principal investigator on a large-scale study that will…

When the lightbulb comes on!

The College of Public Health and Health Professions’ most valuable resource for educating its students is our faculty, says George Hack, Ph.D., the college’s associate dean for educational affairs. “We have some of the best minds in the country,” Hack said. “These faculty are conducting cutting-edge research and practicing in…

Qualitative Research Colloquium, Spring 2024

Spring 2024: Starting January 17, 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Biweekly Wednesday Dr. Deepthi S. Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, leads the online Qualitative Research Colloquium, alternate Wednesdays, 4-5 pm ET during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Dr. Varma is a qualitative research expert with…

Addressing disparities in cardiovascular health through precision prevention

Thomas Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., a professor emeritus holding dual appointments in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions department of epidemiology and the UF College of Medicine, served as a lead author on an article examining the current science of precision prevention to improve cardiovascular health, which appears…

Medi-Gators Mentorship Program connects students with UF faculty

Yan Wang, Ph.D., M.S., assistant professor in the department of epidemiology, and director, digital epidemiology What has been your experience as a Medi-Gator mentor? I am currently mentoring three students, two undergraduates and one post-bac. My experiences so far have been quite positive. Most of the students I have…

Pet ownership may contribute to health care barriers for people with HIV

People living with HIV may face hard choices when balancing their own health needs with caring for a pet, a study led by a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions researcher finds. For the study, which appears in the journal PLOS ONE, 36% of people with…