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Master of Science in Epidemiology applications now open for rolling admissions

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

The Department of Epidemiology is accepting applications from prospective Master of Science in Epidemiology students wishing to enroll in Fall 2019.

Linda Cottler

University of Florida receives NIDA training grant in addiction research

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

The University of Florida has received a T32 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to prepare pre and postdoctoral fellows for careers in research on drug use, addiction, […]

Dr. Robert L. Cook

Medical marijuana: A Catch-22 for Florida residents, researchers

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

Ask nearly any scientist in Florida who wants to conduct clinical research on cannabis, and expect to hear echoes of a similar strain: The status of medical marijuana in the […]

Dr. Robert L. Cook

University of Florida to Lead Marijuana Research Consortium

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

The State University System of Florida Board of Governors has selected the University of Florida to lead a statewide consortium studying health outcomes related to medical marijuana. UF will lead […]

Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS

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

Published: Jun 13th, 2019

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 […]

Back row, Dr. Mingma Sherpa and Dr. Sonam Lasopa. Front row, Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti, Dr. Sydney Moirangthem and Dr. Senthil Reddi. Photo by Dr. Linda Cottler.

Former UF Fogarty Fellows receive grant to study suicide in Sikkim, India

Published: Jun 7th, 2019

As a hospital clinical psychologist working in Sikkim, a small Indian state nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dr. Sonam Lasopa encountered several patients who had attempted suicide. At […]

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UF HealthStreet joins Melrose fire department in unique community health collaboration

Published: May 1st, 2019

UF HealthStreet has entered into a unique collaboration with the Melrose Volunteer Fire Department to train off-duty firefighters as certified community health workers, or CHWs. Serving as part-time CHWs, the […]

Linda Cottler

UF joins National Academy of Medicine collaboration to counter opioid crisis

Published: Apr 30th, 2019

The University of Florida is joining a consortium of more than 100 organizations across the United States brought together by the National Academy of Medicine that have declared a commitment […]

Linda Cottler

Cottler wins College on Problems of Drug Dependence mentoring award

Published: Apr 10th, 2019

For exemplary mentoring of fellow researchers in drug dependence, Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the recipient of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s 2019 Mentorship Award. She will […]


Substance abuse lab sets undergraduate students on path toward research careers

Published: Mar 20th, 2019

Every Monday, for three hours, a group of UF undergraduate students meets at UF HealthStreet to learn how to develop research questions, analyze data, and write and present research findings. It is […]