CDC Awards Significant New Grant

  • CDC in partnership with NIOSH awards PHHP a nearly $10 million, five-year grant to support the newkanemorris Southeastern and Coastal Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, to be directed by J. Glenn Morris, Emerging Pathogens Institute (left).
  • The new Center will address the unique occupational safety and health challenges of people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and North and South Carolina.
  • Andrew Kane, associate professor of environmental and global health (right), will serve as the Center’s deputy director and lead investigator of the research core focused on Gulf seafood worker safety.  This, and other collaborations with Dr. Morris, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, and the One Health Center of Excellence, extend UF’s capacity to engage in community-based research that supports coastal resiliency with a focus on environmental and community health.