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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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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EGH PhD students present at USF Research Day

Published: Mar 1st, 2013

On February 22, 2013, two EGH PhD students participated in the University of South Florida (USF) Sunshine Education and Research Center (SERC) Interdisciplinary Research Training and Research Poster Session in […]


EGH Associate Professor, Dr. Andrew Kane, discusses current research on the oyster population in the Gulf of Mexico

Published: Feb 4th, 2013

Oysters, as well as other bivalve mollusks, are filter feeders.  They do it all day long, if they’re happy.  In the effort to capture energy from microscopic organisms (such as […]

EGH now offers three new One Health graduate programs: a PhD, an MHS, and a Certificate

Published: Mar 12th, 2012

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PhD in Public Health, Environmental and Global Health Concentration

Published: May 23rd, 2011

This program develops professionals for public health leadership and independent research

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Certificate in One Health

Published: May 13th, 2011

This program provides graduate level education in emerging infectious disease research to nominated international public health professionals

MPH in Environmental and Global Health

Published: Mar 12th, 2011

Recent graduates from UF are employed by several major environmental consulting firms as risk assessors and by a research consulting firm.


Published: Jan 31st, 2011

January, 2011 – NIAID influenza laboratory scholars, Dr. Lela Urushadze (Georgia), Dr. Myagmarsukh Yondon (Mongolia) and Dr. Sorin Rapuntean (Romania) join the Global Pathogens Laboratory for a month of influenza laboratory training.