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Shawnta Lloyd receives CPDD Travel Award

Epidemiology doctoral student Shawnta Lloyd received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigators. Ms. Lloyd will receive complimentary registration to the CPDD virtual meeting in June, where she will present her abstract, “Patterns of Cannabis Use and Driving Under the Influence…

UF Epidemiologists Using AI to Understand Coronavirus

University of Florida virus experts are gathering genomic sequences from coronaviruses around the world to drive artificial intelligence (AI) research that could predict future spread and outbreaks of this and other strains. Marco Salemi, a virologist and professor in the Department of Pathology at the UF College of Medicine, wants…

Shapiro, Wijayabahu, and team receive Exemplary Online Award

The Exemplary Online Awards (EOA) are intended to recognize exemplary and innovative practices in online teaching and course production. Jerne Shapiro, MPH, lecturer in Epidemiology, and Akemi Wijayabahu, doctoral student in Epidemiology, along with Dean’s Office staff Truly Hardemon, Eva Egensteiner, and Hillary Carter, were awarded a 2020…

Juggling classes, research, UF students join the fight against COVID-19

On a Saturday afternoon, three University of Florida students got a call from the Florida Department of Health. Could they come to Broward County to help with the COVID-19 response there — and could they start the next morning? “We all agreed right away,” said Veronica Richards. Richards arrived in…

Study examines sex differences in prescription opioid use

A new University of Florida study finds that community-dwelling women are significantly more likely to report using prescription opioids than men. While sex differences at the national level have been examined previously, the UF study is one of the first to evaluate these differences at the community level. The findings…

Pooja Subedi receives AHA fellowship

Epidemiology doctoral student Pooja Subedi received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship for her proposal, “Telomere length, DNA methylation, and CVD risk: transethnic meta-EWAS in four large prospective cohorts.” Mentored by professor in Epidemiology Dr. Jinying Zhao, Ms. Subedi will use data from four large cohort studies of cardiovascular…