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Dr. Wang, New Research Assistant Scientist, awarded Early Investigator award

Dr. Yan Wang, a new Research Assistant Scientist in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, has won the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honor. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral…

Faculty Member Chosen to Attend Global Training Institute

Dr. Deepthi Varma was selected to attend the Global mHealth Research Training Institute presented by the Fogarty International Center from June 6th-9th on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  The training is divided into topics that address the core aspects of global mHealth research, and participants engage in multidisciplinary…

3 Graduated from the Master of Science in Epidemiology Program

We are proud to announce that Danmeng Li, Danielle Sharpe, and Amy Elliott received their MSE degrees this April.  Amy Elliott has become a T32 fellow in the Epidemiology PhD program here at the University of Florida. Danielle Sharpe was admitted to the PhD program at Emory University.  Danmeng…

Multiple Graduate Student Accomplishments

Martin Wegman, an Epidemiology PhD/MD student, has been selected as an Outstanding Graduate Student by the Graduate Student Council at this year’s Graduate Student Council awards ceremony. Abenaa Acheampong Jones was asked to participate in the Graduate School’s first annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week Research Day to present her…

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

The study findings, which appear in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, may help experts develop new marijuana prevention strategies, says lead author Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the department of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, which are both part of UF Health.

Epidemiology Student Wins Top Prize at COM Celebration of Research

Martin Wegman, an Epidemiology PhD/MD student, was selected as the 2016 Medical Student Research Program top prize winner for his outstanding presentation and content of his poster at the College of Medicine (COM) Celebration of Research. His poster entitled “Difference in drug relapse rates between alternative rehabilitation…

Fogarty Workshop Held in India

In January 2016 a team from UF traveled to India to conduct a four-day research workshop on behalf of the NIH-funded Fogarty International Center’s India-US Training Program in Non-Communicable Diseases. This year the team consisted of Drs. Linda Cottler, Catherine Striley and Krishna Vaddiparti of epidemiology; Drs.

Dr. Jim Chen Named Editor of Global Health Journal

Xinguang “Jim” Chen, M.D, PhD, a professor in the department of epidemiology, has been named the executive editor-in-chief of BioMed Central’s new journal, Global Health Research and Policy.  Global Health Research and Policy is an open access, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal designed to rapidly disseminate high quality research…

Faculty member reaches publication landmark

This month Professor Robert L. Cook (left in photo) received word from recent Epidemiology graduate Xingdi Hu, PhD (right in photo) that a manuscript on which they collaborated, with Dr. Hu as lead author, had been accepted for publication.  The paper, entitled “Utilization of alcohol treatment among…

A Birthday To Remember: HealthStreet’s 4th Year

UF faculty, UF researchers, organizers and the community came together to celebrate HealthStreet’s four years of improving the health of Alachua County as well as four years being at the University of Florida.