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EGH Students & Research Scientists receive awards from the SESOT Annual Meeting

EGH students and research scientists received awards from the Annual Meeting of Southeastern Society of Toxicology in November 2021. Congratulations to Nima Madani for receiving a Graduate Student Presentation Award, and to Drs. Qiran Chen, Wei-Chun Chou, and Long Yuan for receiving Post-doctoral Fellow Poster Awards! …

Dr. Tracie Baker had two manuscripts go live in January

See linked for Dr. Tracie Baker’s two manuscripts that went online last month: “Persistent contaminants of emerging concern in a great lakes urban-dominant watershed” in the Journal of Great Lakes Research“Phenotypic and transcriptomic effects of developmental exposure to nanomolar levels of pesticides…

Drs. Maurelli, Lednicky, and Lin named World’s Top Scientists

In a list created by scientists from Stanford University, Dr. Anthony Maurelli is named in the World’s Top 2% Scientists List based on career-long impact. Dr. John Lednicky and Dr. Zhoumeng Lin are named in the World’s Top 2% Scientists List based on single-year impact in 2020.

Dr. Eric Coker featured in UFIC’s International Research Spotlight!

Dr. Eric Coker was featured in UFIC’s Office for Global Research Development’s International Research Spotlight! Click here to read. Dr. Coker recently completed a Global Health Fellowship where he conducted a study in Kampala, Uganda examining the relationship between air pollution and respiratory symptoms in children.

Publication from the Lin Lab published in Toxicological Sciences Journal

See below for the link to Dr. Zhoumeng Lin Lab’s newest publication, “Development and Application of an Interactive Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (iPBPK) Model to Predict Oxytetracycline Tissue Distribution and Withdrawal Intervals in Market-Age Sheep and Goats,” with lead author Dr. Md Mahbubul Huq Riad, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the…

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood delivers keynote at SETAC Africa 10th Biennial Conference

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood delivered a keynote talk titled “Don’t Let Your Defenses Down: A Role for Environmental Chemicals in Infectious Disease Susceptibility” at the Society of Toxicology and Chemistry Africa 10th Biennial Conference on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. Click the link above to read more about Dr. Sabo-Attwood’s biography and a…

Steven Peterson, MPH Named as One of PHHP’s 2021 Outstanding Alumni

The College of Public Health and Health Professions has recognized one of our EGH alumni, Steven Peterson, MPH Environmental Health Concentration, with a 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. Mr. Peterson, among thirteen other award winners, will be recognized at a virtual celebration on September 24th. Read more about Mr. Peterson and other…

Karen Coker & Andrew Rainey of PhD in Public Health One Health program receive funding through the CTSI TL1 predoctoral training program

Karen Coker, Ph.D. in Public Health (One Health) student, and Tyler Nesbit, a Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences Ph.D. student, have been selected for funding through the CTSI TL1 predoctoral training program. Andrew Rainey, another Ph.D. in Public Health (One Health) student, and Lisa Emerson, a Department of Microbiology…

Kayan Clarke & Andres Manrique, PhD in Public Health Environmental Health Candidates published in the International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health

Kayan Clarke and Andres Manrique, both current PhD in Public Health (Environmental Health) candidates in the Department of Environmental & Global Health published “A Narrative Review of Occupational Air Pollution and Respiratory Health in Farmworkers“ alongside EGH faculty, Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood and Dr. Eric Coker, in…

EGH Alumna, Dr. Helena Chapman, named as one of UF’s 2021 #40GatorsUnder40

Helena Chapman serves as Associate Program Manager for Health and Air Quality Applications in the Applied Sciences Program (Booz Allen Hamilton) of the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters. In this focus area, her team promotes the use of Earth observation data in public health applications, related to air quality…

Dr. Rachel Yoho receives Rising Star Award from the UF Center for Teaching Excellence

The Rising Star Awards recognize faculty for their commitment to ongoing educational improvements and excellence. Rising Star faculty participate in professional development of teaching activities through the Center for Teaching Excellence. Visit the Rising Star Requirements page to learn more. Dr. Rachel Yoho, Ph.D. • Passport to Great Teaching for New…

Dr. Joe Bisesi and Dr. Chris Martyniuk received a new NIH grant to study the effects of brominated flame retardants on thyroid hormone synthesis negative feedback loops

Dr. Chris Martyniuk, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of physiological sciences, and Dr. Joseph Bisesi, an assistant professor in the UF College of Health and Health Professions’ department of environmental and global health, are collaborating in a new project sponsored by the National Institutes of…

Drs. Sabo-Attwood, Kane, Bisesi, and colleagues published an article on “Nano-scale Applications in Aquaculture: Opportunities for Improved Production and Disease Control” in the Journal of Fish Diseases.

“Nano-scale Applications in Aquaculture: Opportunities for Improved Production and Disease Control” Abstract Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production sector and is vital to food security, habitat restoration and endangered species conservation. One of the continued challenges to the industry is our ability to manage aquatic disease agents that can rapidly…

Dr. Yoho and Dr. Wood facilitated a roundtable discussion at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting in January focused on “Reimagining Diversity and Inclusion in Public Health and the Health Professions.”

Dr. Yoho and Dr. Wood facilitated a roundtable discussion at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting in January focused on “Reimagining Diversity and Inclusion in Public Health and the Health Professions.”  The abstract for the roundtable is available in the conference program: https://www.eventscribe.com/upload/planner/PDFs/aacu-am21-final-program_68.pdf…

Dr. Sabo-Attwood and colleagues from Duke University published a paper on tracking nanoparticles in estuarine sediments

“Analysis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Sediments by Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation Coupled to Near-Infrared Fluorescence Spectroscopy Reveals Disassociation of Residual Metal Catalyst Nanoparticles” Abstract The continued growth of the nanotechnology industry and the incorporation of nanomaterials into consumer applications will inevitably lead to their release into environmental systems.

Sarah McKune named UF Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year

The University of Florida International Center has awarded Sarah McKune, Ph.D., M.P.H., the 2020 Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year. She is being recognized during UF’s International Education Week activities, November 16-20, including a virtual ceremony honoring international educators. See the full story from Jill Pease here.

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives

The chair of the Department of Environmental & Global Health, Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, was appointed as the Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. This journal, with support from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is a journal of environmental health research and news. To view Environmental Health Perspectives, please…

Dr. Ilaria Capua awarded the “Barcelona Hypatia Europen Science Prize” by the Academia Europea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub & the Barcelona City Council

EGH would like to recognize Dr. Ilaria Capua for being awarded the “Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize,” by the Academia Europea-Barcelona Knowledge Hub & the Barcelona City Council. The prize “recognises an outstanding researcher who has conducted her/his career primarily in Europe and at the highest international level, with a strong…

UF researchers thrive despite the pandemic

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood is featured as one of the UF researchers who received a portion of the record $900.7 million in research awards in the 2020 fiscal year. View the Alligator story below to read more. View story here…