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Dr. Chichetto’s and Dr. Canidate’s abstract was accepted for the 25th international workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases

Natalie Chichetto’s, PhD., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and co-author, Shantrel Canidate’s, Ph.D., Professor in Epidemiology, abstract was accepted in the 25th international workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases (IWHOD). Titled, “Syndemic Trajectories of Heavy Drinking, Cigarette Smoking, and Depressive Symptoms are Associated with Mortality in Sexual Minority Men in…

UF cancer research trainee to perform for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Caretia Washington, an M.D.-1 in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s M.D.-Ph.D. program, will be performing with the college’s White Coat Company in a production of “Shrek” for the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital on Feb. 14. Washington, who is conducting research on cancer disparities with faculty in the…

UF team advances to international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering received first place in the UF Global Health Case Competition held February 11. The team will head to Atlanta next month…

PHHP Research Day 2023

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions held its 36th Annual Research Day on February 9. The college’s undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral trainees submitted a record 108 abstracts. The event took place in the HPNP Complex after being held virtually in 2021 and 2022.

Dr. Jinying Zhao and Guanhong Miao publish in Molecular Psychiatry

Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, and post-doctoral student, Guanhong Miao, published their study, “Plasma Lipidomic Profile of Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study in a Large Sample of Community-dwelling American Indians in the Strong Heart Study,” in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. Using a new technology called lipidomics, this…

Dr. Sai Zhang joins the Department of Epidemiology

Sai Zhang, Ph.D., joined us on January 5, 2023, from the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research interests include Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Genetics, Genomics, and Precision Medicine. More specifically, he is interested in developing novel machine learning methods (e.g., deep learning and probabilistic graphical…