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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…

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…