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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…

Yaghjyan receives Florida DOH grant

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received funding from FL Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to develop a centralized data center and biospecimen infrastructure to support breast cancer prevention research in Florida targeted to screening-aged women. The grant will build a comprehensive research infrastructure with standardized…

COVID-19: A look back at a year of service

College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty, staff and students stepped up to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in extraordinary ways. As we reflect on an unforgettable year, we highlight a few of the contributions made by members of our college to protect the health of our community,…

Mary Gipson honored with Superior Accomplishment Award

Mary carries out her busy, multifaceted work with high efficacy, great enthusiasm, calm demeanor and utmost professionalism. She often deals with large volumes of diverse, highly technical material to organize and disseminate. In this time of COVID-19, she has created and coordinated multiple calendars to set up numerous meetings of…

Epidemiology students sweep Public Health awards at PHHP Research Day

PHHP’s 34th Annual Research Day was held for the first time in a virtual format on February 11, 2021. Of the 32 abstracts submitted in the Public Health category, 19 were authored by Epidemiology PhD and MSE students. Epidemiology students also took home all three awards in the Public…

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…

Dr. Cindy Prins answers questions about the latest COVID-19 vaccine

And soon, there will be three. Johnson & Johnson recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. That step could eventually make it the third vaccine to be approved in the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, joining vaccines made by…