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Yan Wang receives UF’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

Yan Wang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, is a 2023 recipient of the university’s Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The award is one of UF’s top honors for junior faculty. Wang’s research has focused on…

Alyssa Falise received the 2023 Cluff Aging Research Award

Alyssa Falise, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology received the 2023 Cluff Aging Research Award. She was one of two students who received this prestigious award and an award. The aim of this award is to encourage students to conduct scholarly investigations and research on topics related to the…

UF expert answers questions about the newly approved RSV vaccine

On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline to prevent respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in older adults. In clinical trials, the vaccine, called Arexvy, was 83% effective at preventing lower respiratory tract disease in older adults and 94% effective at preventing severe…

Christina Parisi and Sara Nutley awarded NIH F31 fellowships

Two doctoral students in Epidemiology, Christina Parisi and Sara Nutley, were awarded the National Institutes of Health F31 fellowships. Each recipient receives funding for two years. Parisi’s study titled, “The impact of health disparities and alcohol use on late diagnosis of HIV in Florida: Understanding missed opportunities using a statewide…

Amadou Barrow awarded the Top Work in Progress Award at the CPR conference

Amadou Barrow, Doctoral student in Epidemiology, was awarded the Best Work in Progress (WIP) award at the 2023 Florida HIV CPR Conference held on March 27 – 28, 2023, in Gainesville, FL. Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) and the Florida Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research (FCHAR) sponsor this annual…

PHHP doctoral students receive Graduate School honors for teaching, mentoring

Two Ph.D. students in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions were recognized by the UF Graduate School for exceptional contributions to student learning. Rebecca Jane Austin-Datta, a third-year doctoral student in epidemiology, received a Graduate Student Teaching Award, and Karen Awura-Adjoa Ronke Coker, a fourth-year…

Three Epidemiology Ph.D. students awarded in the UF PHHP Research Day

Three Epidemiology doctoral students, Nicole Fitzgerald, Xiaoxiao Wen, and Wenjie Zeng, were awarded at this year’s PHHP’s 36th Annual Research Day on February 9, 2023. They were three of six students who had the top-scoring abstracts in the two categories of Basic, Foundational, and Pre-Clinical Research and Applied, Clinical, and Community Research. Each…

Dr. Benos and team published in Respiratory Research

Takis Benos, Ph.D., William Bushnell Presidential Professor of Epidemiology, and team, published their study, “Distinct COPD subtypes in former smokers revealed by gene network perturbation analysis,” in the journal Respiratory Research. Using blood-derived gene expression data, they identified four subtypes, which differ in symptoms, pulmonary functions, and mortality. The subtypes…