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Views from a pandemic

This tells the personal stories of some of our faculty, staff and students and their experiences during the pandemic.

Cottler lab hosts weekly virtual happy half hours

COVID-19 has altered the way we do things, making it a challenge to remain connected. The Cottler lab has taken to Zoom to engage with their team during weekly “Happy Half Hour” meetings. What started as a way to check in with everyone in the midst of everything virtual has…

Mary Gipson honored with Superior Accomplishment Award

Mary carries out her busy, multifaceted work with high efficacy, great enthusiasm, calm demeanor and utmost professionalism. She often deals with large volumes of diverse, highly technical material to organize and disseminate. In this time of COVID-19, she has created and coordinated multiple calendars to set up numerous meetings of…

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…

Beatrice Dorestil Promoted to HealthStreet Director of Operations

Beatrice Dorestil, MPH, has served as HealthStreet’s Lead Community Health Worker (CHW) and Volunteer Coordinator since June 2018. She has assisted in the training of dozens of volunteers and interns and has helped in enrolling hundreds of community members for health education, community services, and participation in research. Her experience…

New Business Manager Joins Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology is excited to announce that Holly O’Ferrell joined the team in mid-January as our new Business Manager. Ms. O’Ferrell’s most recent post was with IFAS, in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication as an Administrative Assistant/Administrative Specialist II to the Department Chair, but she…