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Megan Still works to increase access to surgical care in Sierra Leone

At the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, students are making a global impact through research and service. One notable example is Megan Still, M.D., a neurosurgery resident at UF Health and a Master of Science student in the department of epidemiology. Still combines her clinical…

UF EPI expert on hepatitis: a surprisingly widespread silent killer 

Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and do not even realize it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This disease affects the liver and can cause severe or even fatal complications if left untreated. The CDC recommends all adults get screened at least…

Linda Cottler named 2023 AAAS Fellow

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, a dean’s professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, has been elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cottler is being recognized for distinguished contributions to…

New study uses AI technology to understand cell dysfunction in ALS

In patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, nerve cells called motor neurons degenerate, causing muscle atrophy and eventually death. Other cells in the central nervous system are known to play a role in ALS, but scientists don’t yet have a clear picture of how they contribute to the disease.

UF Health project seeks to help mothers in need

University of Florida Health has launched an ambitious project to minimize the health risk of pregnancy by identifying, addressing and tracking social determinants of health that can threaten a mother and baby’s health. The project will create a patient electronic dashboard that could flag social needs early in pregnancy to…

Devin Valdes awarded John J. Benton Endowed Scholarship

Devin Valdes, a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Master of Public Health student with a concentration in epidemiology, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. John J. Benton Endowed Scholarship. “Receiving this scholarship greatly supports my career goals in public health by alleviating financial burdens…

M.P.H. student selected as Pathways to Practice scholar  

Parvathy Prasanna Surendran, a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Master of Public Health student, has been selected for the Pathways to Practice Scholars program.   Sponsored by the Region IV Public Health Training Center, the Pathways to Practice Scholars program provides public health students with the opportunity…