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Inyoung Jun receives UFII fellowship

Epidemiology doctoral student Inyoung Jun received the prestigious UF Informatics Institute (UFII) Graduate Student Fellowship for her proposal, “Dynamic treatment regime modeling for antibiotic resistance drugs.” Mentored by associate professor in Epidemiology Dr. Mattia Prosperi, Ms. Jun aims to build a personalized treatment model of antibiotic resistance in order…

Cheng receives CTSI pilot grant

Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, assistant professor in Epidemiology, recently received a UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Precision Health Initiative pilot grant for his proposal, “Body composition and high-plex protein expression profiling to inform breast cancer therapy and prognosis: A pilot study in OneFlorida.” The study will pilot…

Cottler lab students celebrate publications

Three students in Dr. Cottler’s lab had manuscripts accepted for publication on the same day: Amy Elliott’s “Exposure to medicines in the family medicine cabinet: is it a harbinger of later opioid dependence?” in Substance Use & Misuse; Ayodeji Otufowora’s “Sex differences in willingness to participate in research based…

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…

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…

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…