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Apply now for the new MHS Online program for Fall 2017!

Starting Fall 2017, students pursuing our MHS One Health degree will have the option of the traditional, on-campus curriculum or our new fully online program. Click here to learn more about […]


Fall Clothing Drive

All donations will be divided between Grace Marketplace and Homeless Veterans.


Call for Poster Abstracts: Diversity Day

Theme: Promoting Inclusion in a Complex World. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions Due Friday, December 9th by 5pm.

Dr Eric Nelson, from Stanford School of Medicine.   Photo taken on THursday, October 2, 2014. ( Norbert von der Groeben /Stanford School of Medicine )

Dr. Eric Nelson brings new research and technology to EGH

Eric Nelson, M.D. Ph.D., is a newly appointed assistant professor in the department of EGH and Pediatrics.  He is a part of a team of scientists that build technologies to […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Bisesi

bisesiDr. Bisesi joined the faculty of the Department of Environmental and Global Health in 2014 as a research assistant professor and recently transitioned into an assistant professor role in the fall of 2016.  He received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Clemson University in 2011 and served as a post-doctoral associate at the University of Florida until 2014.  From a broad point of view, Dr. Bisesi’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of toxicity and impacts of aquatic chemical contaminants on both humans and aquatic organisms.  Recently, Dr. Bisesi’s research projects have included examining mechanisms by which chemicals found in plastics may influence obesity, a newly funded project focused on determining how carbon based nanomaterials may alter the toxicity of legacy chemical contaminants in fish, and understanding how the environmental presence of chemicals in resource poor countries like Haiti and Zambia may influence the health of local populations.

In addition to his research program, Dr. Bisesi has a passion for working with students through his courses and mentoring.  He is currently teaching a new course entitled ‘environmental toxicology applications in public health’ and also teaches the environmental health concepts in public health core course in the spring semesters.  He recently was appointed as the program coordinator for the environmental health concentration of the masters of public health degree where he provides support to past, present, and future MPH students. In his personal time, Dr. Bisesi enjoys working on cars and motorcycles, hiking, and travel.

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Coverage of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation contract with FL FWC

WMBB has covered the NFWF project outreach in Apalachicola, including several quotations from EGH professor Dr. Andrew Kane. See the two articles below.   Special Report: Edge of Extinction ...

UF to receive nearly $10 million to support new agricultural safety and health center

The University of Florida has received a grant of nearly $10 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or […]

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene...

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