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Megan Still works to increase access to surgical care in Sierra Leone

At the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, students are making a global impact through research and service. One notable example is Megan Still, M.D., a neurosurgery resident at UF Health and a Master of Science student in the department of epidemiology. Still combines her clinical…

UF EPI expert on hepatitis: a surprisingly widespread silent killer 

Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and do not even realize it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This disease affects the liver and can cause severe or even fatal complications if left untreated. The CDC recommends all adults get screened at least…

NIDA T32 Celebrates 3 Epidemiology PhD Graduates

The NIDA T32 wishes to congratulate three former predoctoral fellows on receiving their doctoral degrees in Epidemiology officially conferred on Thursday, May 2nd at the University of Florida Graduation Ceremony. Carolin Hoeflich, PhD whose dissertation title is “Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Elucidate Changes in Prescribing Practices of Opioid Agonist…

HealthStreet & Cottler Lab Gathers for Retreat

On Wednesday, April 17th faculty, staff, and students from the HealthStreet team and Cottler Lab gathered at UF HealthStreet to discuss topics of importance to the All of Us, NDEWS, PANDEMIC, and PSU grants. Topics included current and future papers, increasing visibility of our programs across the University, important protocol…

Linda Cottler named 2023 AAAS Fellow

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, a dean’s professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, has been elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cottler is being recognized for distinguished contributions to…

New study uses AI technology to understand cell dysfunction in ALS

In patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, nerve cells called motor neurons degenerate, causing muscle atrophy and eventually death. Other cells in the central nervous system are known to play a role in ALS, but scientists don’t yet have a clear picture of how they contribute to the disease.

UF Health project seeks to help mothers in need

University of Florida Health has launched an ambitious project to minimize the health risk of pregnancy by identifying, addressing and tracking social determinants of health that can threaten a mother and baby’s health. The project will create a patient electronic dashboard that could flag social needs early in pregnancy to…