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Dr. Dongyu Zhang awarded the UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Fund

Research Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, Dongyu Zhang, received funding from the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Pilot Program to study the effects of walking exercise intervention to reduce fatigue in older breast cancer survivors. This 2-year pilot trial is supported by the pilot fund in UFHCC with a total budget…

Nicole Fitzgerald recognized at PHHP Research Day 2022

The UF College of Public Health and Health Professions held its 35th annual Research Day on February 10. By popular demand, the event was once again held in a virtual format and featured three-minute speed presentations by 56 graduate students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows and associates held across concurrent sessions. Award…

Lopez-Quintero lab students present at CUR Symposium

On November 3rd, seven undergraduate students presented their research projects at the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Symposium. The students are working with Dr. Catalina Lopez-Quintero, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and other members of her lab on research that primarily addresses drug use and COVID-19 related disparities. Students, mostly from…

Yaghjyan receives Florida DOH grant

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan, assistant professor in Epidemiology, received funding from FL Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to develop a centralized data center and biospecimen infrastructure to support breast cancer prevention research in Florida targeted to screening-aged women. The grant will build a comprehensive research infrastructure with standardized…

COVID-19: A look back at a year of service

College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty, staff and students stepped up to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in extraordinary ways. As we reflect on an unforgettable year, we highlight a few of the contributions made by members of our college to protect the health of our community,…

Epidemiology students sweep Public Health awards at PHHP Research Day

PHHP’s 34th Annual Research Day was held for the first time in a virtual format on February 11, 2021. Of the 32 abstracts submitted in the Public Health category, 19 were authored by Epidemiology PhD and MSE students. Epidemiology students also took home all three awards in the Public…

Hu publishes ExWAS of COVID-19 mortality in the United States

Dr. Hui Hu, assistant professor in Epidemiology, recently published in The Science of the Total Environment. Dr. Hu and his co-authors, including current and incoming Epidemiology PhD students Yi Zheng and Xiaoxiao Wen, examined the associations between long-term exposures to 337 environmental variables and nationwide county-level COVID-19 mortality.