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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…

MPH Graduate profiled in issue of the Post

The dreamer and doer Student hopes to pair public health and orthopedics to help the developing world By Bridget Higginbotham A childhood doctor inspired Onyekachukwu “Onyeka” Osakwe, M.B., 30, to become an orthopedist, but his own experiences inspired him to go into public health. Now he hopes to combine the two.