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Shapiro, Wijayabahu, and team receive Exemplary Online Award

The Exemplary Online Awards (EOA) are intended to recognize exemplary and innovative practices in online teaching and course production. Jerne Shapiro, MPH, lecturer in Epidemiology, and Akemi Wijayabahu, doctoral student in Epidemiology, along with Dean’s Office staff Truly Hardemon, Eva Egensteiner, and Hillary Carter, were awarded a 2020…

Juggling classes, research, UF students join the fight against COVID-19

On a Saturday afternoon, three University of Florida students got a call from the Florida Department of Health. Could they come to Broward County to help with the COVID-19 response there — and could they start the next morning? “We all agreed right away,” said Veronica Richards. Richards arrived in…

Study examines sex differences in prescription opioid use

A new University of Florida study finds that community-dwelling women are significantly more likely to report using prescription opioids than men. While sex differences at the national level have been examined previously, the UF study is one of the first to evaluate these differences at the community level. The findings…

Pooja Subedi receives AHA fellowship

Epidemiology doctoral student Pooja Subedi received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship for her proposal, “Telomere length, DNA methylation, and CVD risk: transethnic meta-EWAS in four large prospective cohorts.” Mentored by professor in Epidemiology Dr. Jinying Zhao, Ms. Subedi will use data from four large cohort studies of cardiovascular…

Superhero for a Small Planet

Zika. Swine flu. Ebola. A crusader at the CDC kept some of the world’s worst outbreaks and epidemics from spreading to pregnant women and infants. Now, this Gator is training the health heroes of the future.