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Dr. Dongyu Zhang awarded the UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Fund

Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, Dongyu Zhang, received funding from the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Pilot Program to study the effects of walking exercise intervention to reduce fatigue in older breast cancer survivors. This 2-year pilot trial is supported by the pilot fund in UFHCC with a total budget…

Dr. Shantrel Canidate speaks at Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event

As part of its mission to facilitate honest and vulnerable conversations about race, the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute Diversity and Cultural Competence Council (UF CTSI DC3) presents its inaugural Black Voices in Research Storytelling Event. This event and others like it will serve to underscore the…

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…

Ebola vaccine for pregnant women: one step closer but still more to go

In the midst of a deadly epidemic like Ebola, who should get an experimental vaccine that provides protection against the disease 97.5% of the time? The obvious candidates would be immediate contacts of people who developed Ebola, and their contacts. Yet an entire group of vulnerable individuals who fall into…

Department of Epidemiology Well-Represented at CPDD Annual Meeting

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting was held this June in Montréal, Canada. Eleven representatives from the Department of Epidemiology attended the meeting, including PhD students Amy Elliott, Verlin Joseph, Shivani Khan, Yiyang Liu, Sadaf Milani, Vicki Osborne, and Mirsada Serdarevic; post-doctoral T32…

Newest Fogarty Fellows Arrive from India

This month the Department of Epidemiology welcomed three new fellows who arrived from India the last week of October for six months of training at UF. They join two current fellows, bringing the total participating in the Fogarty International Center funded Indo-US Training Program on Non-Communicable Diseases to 18.

Cottler receives honorary doctoral degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Linda B. Cottler, Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university, Chulalongkorn University. Cottler was recognized for her contributions and achievement in public health at a ceremony held Oct. 20 at Chulalongkorn’s campus in Bangkok. Thailand’s…