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Congratulations EGH Departmental Award Winners

Published: Apr 21st, 2017

Congratulations to this year’s winners of our three Environmental and Global Health Department Awards: EGH Outstanding MPH Student Award: Alyssa C. Simons, MPH EGH Outstanding PHD Student Research Award: Sarah […]

EGH Postdoc awarded for Poster Presentation

Published: Apr 20th, 2017

Maha Elbadry, 2015 EGH PhD graduate and current postdoctoral researcher, recently received Best in Group for Poster Presentations at UF’s Postdoc Research Symposium. The symposium aims to promote the research […]

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Dr. John Lednicky participates in a Mitre Corporation sponsored workshop in Washington, DC

Published: Apr 20th, 2017

Dr. John Lednicky and 4 other world renowned virologists were invited to give ‘state-of-the-science’ presentations at a workshop in Washington, DC that was hosted by the Mitre Corporation. The Mitre […]

Drs. Joseph Bisesi, Anthony Maurelli, and Elizabeth Wood to be inducted into Delta Omega Society

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Dr. Joseph Bisesi , Dr. Anthony Maurelli, and Dr. Elizabeth Wood have been selected as the only three 2017 inductees into the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Omega, the Honorary […]

Events with the EGH Student Council

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Our EGH Student Council has a variety of social events, service opportunities, and workshops planned for the Spring 2017 semester. Please join us for the following events in the month […]

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood Elected President of SESOT

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Dr Tara Sabo-Attwood, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health, has been elected as the next President of the Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society […]

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EGH Faculty to Co-Lead new Center with CDC grant

Published: Feb 8th, 2017

Four state universities collaborated recently to gain $10M in funding from the Center for Disease Control for the new Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease. The center will lead a […]

Apply for the new MHS Online program for Fall 2017!

Published: Feb 7th, 2017

Accepting applications now! 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 […]

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed to Advisory Board nanotechnology journal

Published: Feb 6th, 2017

Dr. Sabo-Attwood has been recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the journal Environmental Science: Nano.  The first issue was published in February 2014 and was developed to “serve as […]

PhD Student Sarah White published on Atlas of Science

Published: Feb 1st, 2017

Sarah White, MPH, a fourth year Environmental and Global Health PhD student, recently published a research summary, “Occupational exposure to new influenza virus that infects cows” on the Atlas of […]

Call for Abstracts: PHHP Research Day – Deadline 2/13

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

 Deadline: The deadline for receipt of abstract submissions is February 13, 2017 by 5PM. You will need to print your form, affix signatures, then scan and send a single PDF […]

Dr. Eric Nelson brings new research and technology to EGH

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

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 […]

Dr. Joseph Bisesi, newly appointed SE SETAC Vice President, hosts 14th Annual Meeting

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

From September 22nd-24th Dr. Joseph Bisesi from the Department of EGH hosted the annual meeting for the Southeast Region of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry here at UF.  […]

CDC Awards Significant New Grant

Published: Oct 21st, 2016

CDC in partnership with NIOSH awards PHHP a nearly $10 million, five-year grant to support the new Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, to be directed by […]

EGH Seminar Series: Marissa Valentine & Sarah White

Published: Oct 5th, 2016

Congratulations Award Winners!

Published: May 11th, 2016

We’d like to congratulate the Environmental & Global Health Students who won awards at the Spring 2016 Convocation! Makyba Charles, PhD Student – Environmental Health Environmental and Global Health Outstanding […]

One Health PhD Students to Attend Prestigious Summer Programs

Published: Apr 26th, 2016

Two of our One Health doctoral students, Yi Su and Sara Townsend, have been selected to attend prestigious programs this summer. Yi Su will participate in the Summer Institute for […]

EGH Student Mirna Amaya Recognized with Model of Leadership Award

Published: Apr 6th, 2016

Mirna Amaya has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Model of Leadership Award. The award recognizes a student who actively works to instill positive social change in the community […]

Pilot study with UF metabolomics core

Published: Feb 22nd, 2016

Dr. Bisesi, from the Department of Environmental and Global Health, and his colleague, Dr. Chris Martyniuk, from the Department of Physiological Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine were recently […]

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Welcome Dr. Maurelli

Published: Jan 21st, 2016

Dr. Tony Maurelli recently joined EGH from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland where he was Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. His office in […]

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board

Published: Dec 2nd, 2015

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, chair of the department of environmental and global health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been appointed to a three-year […]

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New Student Orientation

Published: Sep 9th, 2015

EGH hosted a new student orientation welcoming the 15 new graduate students

EGH One Health Certificate Program Travels to Kenya

Published: Sep 4th, 2015

The Certificate Program in One Health has been put on hold until further notice. This past July, participants in the One Health certificate program got out of the classroom and into […]

NIFA Fellowship awarded to Environmental & Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow

Published: Aug 21st, 2015

Dr. Candice Lavelle, a recent UF PhD graduate and current postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental and Global Health has won a grant from the United States Department of […]

Yaser Alsahafi Presents Research at 2015 National Oral Health Conference

Published: May 14th, 2015

The 2015 National Oral Health Conference took place from April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri.The NOHC is the premier meeting for dental public health. Dental public health professionals from around North […]

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Published: May 12th, 2015

The first weekend of May marked the graduation of a number of Environmental and Global Health students: EGH Students Cuc Tran MPH-EH Students Moniqe Bessette Kirstin Blanzy Melani Dickenson Daniel […]

Researchers discover carbon nanotubes increase lung cell susceptibility to influenza viral infection

Published: May 1st, 2015

Drs. Sabo-Attwood, Lednicky and colleagues recently published an article in Particle & Fibre Toxicology showing that if lung cells are pre-exposed to carbon nanotubes, they are more susceptible to infection […]

Doctoral Student Wins Internship with Dow Chemical Company

Published: May 1st, 2015

EGH doctoral student Xiao (Bela) Zheng, who has been working with Dr. Sabo-Attwood in the area of nanotoxicology, has been offered a summer internship with Dow AgroSciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary […]

Re-Launch of One Health Certificate

Published: Apr 10th, 2015

Interim Chair Dr. Sabo-Attwood has officially announced the re-launch of the College of Environmental and Global Health’s One Health Certificate Program for the Summer of 2015. Requirements for the certificate […]

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Dr. John Lednicky Speaks at International Symposium on Mass Gathering Medicine in Saudi Arabia

Published: Apr 10th, 2015

This year’s International Symposium on Mass Gathering Medicine took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March 29-30th. Dr. John Lednicky of the College of Environmental and Global Health gave two talks, […]

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Dr. John Lednicky Finds Flu Mutation That Targets Young People

Published: Apr 10th, 2015

Recently, Dr. John Lednicky of the College of Global and Environmental Health, along with Dr. Glenn Morris of the Emerging Pathogens Institute, discovered a mutation in a common H1N1 virus […]

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EGH Participates in PHHP 28th Annual Research Day

Published: Apr 8th, 2015

  Wednesday, April 8th, was the College of Public Health and Health Professionals 28th Annual Research Day. Three students of the College of Environmental and Global Health presented posters of […]

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Cuc Tran Defends Dissertation, Is Awarded Spot at CDC Epidemic Intelligence Services

Published: Apr 6th, 2015

Cuc Tran successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Effective Strategies for Evaluating and Sustaining a Successful School-located Influenza Vaccination Program”. Cuc Tran has been awarded a spot in the CDC EIS […]

EGH’s First Prospective Student Day!

EGH’s First Prospective Student Day!

Published: Apr 3rd, 2015

Monday, March  30th, was the Department of Environmental and Global Health’s first ever prospective student day.  Students traveled from the icy terrains of Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio to hear more […]

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Multidisciplinary team establishes a facile method for collecting viable influenza viruses

Published: Dec 22nd, 2014

The modes of person-to-person transmission of influenza viruses, especially with regard to the airborne transmission via inhalation of fine (<5 microns) particles, are highly debated. A team comprised of researchers […]

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EGH researchers participate in environmental sampling project to detect respiratory pathogens in Saudi Arabian airport.

Published: Dec 10th, 2014

Dr. John Lednicky and former EGH chair Dr. Gregory Gray, worked with former Saudi Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Ziad Memish, to characterize respiratory pathogens in breathing air and in […]

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Students Present at the SACNAS conference in Los Angeles

Published: Nov 5th, 2014

Graduate and undergraduate students that are currently working with Drs. Sabo-Attwood and Bisesi in the Department of Environmental and Global Health presented their research at the Society for Advancement of […]

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Doctoral student Cuc Tran will be honored for mentoring contributions!

Published: Oct 22nd, 2014

Cuc Tran, a doctoral student in the department of environmental and global health, is a recipient of UF’s 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award. Given by UF’s Innovation Through Institutional Integration […]

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Doctoral Students Lecture at Sun Yat-sen University in China

Published: Oct 22nd, 2014

Department of Environmental and Global Health doctoral student Mary Merrill, along with Department of Statistics doctoral student Hunter Merrill presented a 5-day workshop on R statistical programming for public health […]

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Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues in Virus Genes journal

Published: Oct 3rd, 2014

John Lednicky and his colleagues Janet Butel, Maya Luetke, and Julia Loeb published an article entitled “Complete genomic sequence of a new Human polyomavirus 9 strain with an altered noncoding […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Michael von Fricken!

Published: Aug 14th, 2014

Please help us congratulate Michael von Fricken (on the left) on his successful completion of a PhD with the Department of Environmental and Global Health.  Michael’s research has focused on […]

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EGH Students Present Posters at the 27th Annual PHHP Research Day

Published: Apr 11th, 2014

Graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Environmental and Global Health presented posters on a wide range of research topics at the 27th annual PHHP Research Day on April […]

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UF team demonstrates established reservoirs of cholera bacteria in Haitian waters

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

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Dr. John Lednicky posts the complete genomic sequence of Canine distemper virus (CDV)

Published: Apr 7th, 2014

John Lednicky has posted the complete genomic sequence of Canine distemper virus (CDV) strain 171391-513 and the complete CDS of the large protein gene of CDV strain UF 12-1 in […]

Dr. Afsar Ali and UF research team demonstrate established environmental reservoirs of toxigenic V. cholerae in Haiti

Dr. Afsar Ali and UF research team demonstrate established environmental reservoirs of toxigenic V. cholerae in Haiti

Published: Jan 31st, 2014

Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1, responsible for epidemic cholera, was accidentally introduced in Haiti in October, 2010. Since its introduction, more than 700,000 cases have been reported with over 8,000 deaths. […]

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EGH welcomes 2013 graduate student cohort

Published: Aug 23rd, 2013

New EGH PhD, MHS, and MPH students met with department faculty and staff at the recent student orientation held on Friday, August 16, 2013. The department is excited to welcome such a talented and diverse […]

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Dr. Lednicky et al. discovered Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) in commercially sold primary human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTEC)

Published: Jul 24th, 2013

Dr. Lednicky et al. discovered Human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) in commercially sold primary human renal proximal tubule epithelial cells (RPTEC). They then proved the virus replicates in primary RPTEC and human renal […]

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EGH team attends meetings with PATH and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

EGH Associate Professor and team leader, Dr. Richard Rheingans, Research Coordinator, John Anderson, and two EGH PhD students, Ben Anderson and Poulomy Chakraborty, recently attended meetings with PATH and The […]

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EGH Research Associate Professor, Dr. Afsar Ali, discusses a novel “persister” Vibrio cholerae that may promote cholera transmission from aquatic reservoirs to humans

Published: Mar 25th, 2013

Cholera continues to be a major public health threat, particularly in countries where clean drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene are not optimal. Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae, a gram negative curved […]

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Dr. Gregory A. Poland discusses “Vaccines in the 21st Century”

Published: Mar 14th, 2013

Gregory A. Poland, M.D., MACP, FIDSA,  presented a talk “Vaccines in the 21st Century: Innumeracy, Cognitive Biases, the Power of Story and Other Survival Lessons” on March 13 at the […]