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Our Community, Our Health focuses on marijuana use

A renowned researcher presented findings on the effects of marijuana on youth development to the UF community Thursday night. In honor of National Recovery Month, prominent researcher Dr. Maureen Boyle presented to a crowd of 40 people various research findings of marijuana used among young people via live stream video.

HealthStreet in Business in the Heart of Florida

“The innovation of HealthStreet is that we are reaching out to people who are usually not given a voice in research,” said Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., HealthStreet’s founding director and chair of the UF department of epidemiology at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine.

Dr. Cottler receives National ACE Award

The American College of Epidemiology has awarded Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., its 2015 Special Award for Outstanding Contributions Through Systemic Epidemiologic Approaches to Improving Health. She will be honored at the organization’s annual meeting in Atlanta in September.

3 Epidemiology PhD students chosen for scholarships to SISMID

Three PhD students in Epidemiology were selected for scholarships to attend the 7th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) at the University of Washington this summer. Sheldon Waugh, Shivani Khan, and Sonam Lasopa will travel to Seattle in July to participate in the Summer Institute,…

Two More Epidemiology Doctoral Students Graduate

In the month of March, two Epidemiology PhD students successfully defended their dissertations.  On Friday, March 13th, Xingdi Hu successfully defended his dissertation titled Alcohol Treatment Use in HIV-Infected Individuals with Hazardous Drinking: Utilization, Drinking Outcomes, and Survival.  Xingdi’s college career has been at the University of Florida and he is…