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Thomas Pearson recognized for exceptional mentoring

In honor of more than three decades of excellence in mentoring, the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention has awarded Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., the 2019 Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award. The award recognizes professionals who have provided exceptional individual and institutional mentoring and advocacy for…

Linda Cottler begins new chapter

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, will step down from her position as chair of the department of epidemiology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine at the end of 2018. She will continue to serve as a professor in the…

Drs. Boucher and Prosperi Receive New R01 Grant

Associate Professor and Preeminence Faculty of Epidemiology, Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Christina Boucher, PhD are MPIs on a new Research Project Grant Award (R01). The grant entitled “Developing Computational Methods for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Agents” will…

College faculty, students recognized during International Education Week

The University of Florida International Center honored a College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member and several graduate students during International Education Week, held November 12 to 16. Krishna Vaddiparti, Ph.D., M.P.E., M.S.W., a research assistant professor in the UF department of epidemiology at PHHP and the…

Mirsada Serdarevic: Why is mental health never a priority?

If you are a student or an employee at the University of Florida, there is a good chance you have seen the band practice on their new field as you are driving home from work or leaving after attending classes. One cannot help but look at the formations, as the…

Study examines non-medical opioid use among adolescents

A University of Florida study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors finds that 3 percent of 10-18 year-olds had misused opioids in the past 30 days. Most participants reported the opioids were obtained at school or home. Males who reported non-medical opioid use were more likely to report obtaining the…

Drs. Knackstedt and Cottler Receive New R21/R33 Award

Dean’s Professor and Chair, Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, and Lori Knackstedt, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, are MPIs on a new Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21/R33) funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The grant entitled “Identifying Patterns of Human Polysubstance Use…

Newest PhD Graduate Receives Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Award

Summer 2018 graduate of the PhD in Epidemiology program, Sadaf Milani, PhD, MPH, CPH, recently received an award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging & Public Health Section for one of her dissertation manuscripts.  The Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award is an award which honors outstanding…

Epidemiology New Student Potluck

On September 8th, both new and continuing Epidemiology PhD students gathered together to welcome the new cohort of doctoral students and to celebrate their diversity. An array of foods were served from various continents in the “Epi Kitchen” such as: Chinese spicy cold dish, and dumplings; Korean inarizushi; Albanian lima…