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We, at HealthStreet, condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd and the countless other lives lost from racism. We condemn racism. Black lives matter. Every day we work to earn your trust. All of us stand with you. We want to be, we aspire to be, a safe place for…

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…

Shapiro inducted into Honorary Society in Public Health

Jerne Shapiro, MPH, lecturer in Epidemiology, was inducted into the local Beta Upsilon chapter of Delta Omega, the Honorary Society in Public Health, this spring. Shapiro is an alumna of the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service and was a long-time adjunct faculty member in the college before joining the faculty…

Epidemiology recognizes Spring 2020 graduates

The Department of Epidemiology is pleased to recognize the Spring 2020 student award recipients. They include Charlee Ford, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Epidemiology Ambassador Award; Scott Cohen, MPH Epidemiology graduate and recipient of the Best All-Around MPH Epidemiology Student Award; Kayvon Yazdanbakhsh, MPH Epidemiology graduate…

Chen and Striley elected to Faculty Senate

Dr. Xinguang (Jim) Chen, professor in Epidemiology, and Dr. Catherine Striley, research associate professor in Epidemiology, were elected to represent the Department of Epidemiology on UF’s Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate is the legislative body of UF and provides a forum for the mutual exchange of ideas between…

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…