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Views from a pandemic

This tells the personal stories of some of our faculty, staff and students and their experiences during the pandemic.

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…

Lopez-Quintero lab students honored

Ayomide David, 3rd-year undergraduate student in Biology, and Dr. Vinita Sharma, NIDA T32 postdoctoral fellow in Epidemiology, received early career investigator travel awards from the College of Problems on Drug Dependence (CPDD) to attend the CPDD 83rd Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting in June. Cyrus Fatemi, 4th-year undergraduate student in Biology,…

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…