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Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

Several College of Public Health and Health Professions employees were recognized at the UF Superior Accomplishment awards Health Science Center division luncheon February 23. Robert Cook, Richelle Davis, Donovan Lott and Donna Stilwell received Superior Accomplishment Awards. The award program recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding service, efficiency and/or economy to the university, or…

MPH Graduate recognized at PHHP Outstanding Alumni Awards

Dr. April J. Johnson, DVM, MPH, PhD, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Public Health Program – Epidemiology track was one of the alumni recognized at the college’s Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony in November 2011. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Purdue University…

UF launches HealthStreet

UF launches HealthStreet   On Nov. 21, UF faculty and administrators were joined by community members and Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe to celebrate the launch of HealthStreet, a new community engagement initiative from the UF department of epidemiology. HealthStreet is designed to reduce disparities in health care and research. Community…

“Number 1 graduate”

September 14, 2011- Spotlight on University of Florida’s first PhD in Epidemiology graduate, Jennifer Reingle.

UF names Linda Cottler founding chair of department of epidemiology

By JILL PEASE Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H. The University of Florida has appointed internationally recognized epidemiologist Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., the founding chair of UF’s department of epidemiology, a newly created department administered jointly by theCollege of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions. The department was…

MPH graduate named a UF Outstanding Young Alumni

Dr. Tara Anderson Creel, a 2007 graduate of the Master of Public Health program – epidemiology track, was one of eight alumni recognized at the college’s Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony in October 2010. She was also named a UF Outstanding Young Alumni for 2011. She recently completed her Ph.D.

Looking at the behavior behind infectious diseases

There are currently about 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV, but the disease was just emerging 20 years ago when Robert Cook, M.D., M.P.H., was in medical school. While completing his residency in rural Virginia, Cook was struck by the rapidly increasing rate of infection among…