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Cottler, Striley, and team receive NDEWS grant

Dr. Linda Cotter, PHHP associate dean for research and dean’s professor in Epidemiology; Dr. Catherine Striley, research associate professor in Epidemiology; and their multi-institutional team received a five-year National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) grant. NDEWS is a surveillance program that will detect novel psychoactive substances nationwide with the…

Shapiro inducted into Honorary Society in Public Health

Jerne Shapiro, MPH, lecturer in Epidemiology, was inducted into the local Beta Upsilon chapter of Delta Omega, the Honorary Society in Public Health, this spring. Shapiro is an alumna of the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service and was a long-time adjunct faculty member in the college before joining the faculty…

Epidemiology recognizes Spring 2020 graduates

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to recognize the Spring 2020 student award recipients. They include Charlee Ford, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Epidemiology Ambassador Award; Scott Cohen, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Best All-Around MPH Epidemiology Student Award; Kayvon Yazdanbakhsh, MPH Epidemiology graduate…

Chen and Striley elected to Faculty Senate

Dr. Xinguang (Jim) Chen, professor in Epidemiology, and Dr. Catherine Striley, research associate professor in Epidemiology, were elected to represent the Department of Epidemiology on UF’s Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate is the legislative body of UF and provides a forum for the mutual exchange of ideas between…

Vaddiparti receives grants in India and Florida

Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti, research assistant professor in Epidemiology, recently received two grants. The first, funded by the International Center of Responsible Gaming, will explore the association between problematic gambling, depression, and suicidal ideation and behavior in Sikkim, India. The second, funded as part of the statewide Consortium for Medical…

Shawnta Lloyd receives CPDD Travel Award

Epidemiology doctoral student Shawnta Lloyd received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigators. Ms. Lloyd will receive complimentary registration to the CPDD virtual meeting in June, where she will present her abstract, “Patterns of Cannabis Use and Driving Under the Influence Behavior…

UF Epidemiologists Using AI to Understand Coronavirus

University of Florida virus experts are gathering genomic sequences from coronaviruses around the world to drive artificial intelligence (AI) research that could predict future spread and outbreaks of this and other strains. Marco Salemi, a virologist and professor in the Department of Pathology at the UF College of Medicine, wants…