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UF EPI Supports Testing for New Technology to Kill Space Microbes

June 24, 2021: UF’s EPI is partnering with Gainesville-based tech company SurfPlasma, Inc. to test a new device’s ability to kill pathogens — even the celestial kinds. Read more from UF EPI’s story here. Department: HP-ENVIRONMENTAL GLOBAL HLTH John Lednicky Research…

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…

Dr. Eric Coker & His Team set to Receive EPA Grant for Research on PFAS Exposure

Project Title: Building Resilience to PFAS Exposure on Vulnerable Coastal Communities Prone to Extreme Weather Floods: Brevard County FL as a Case Study Investigators: Deliz Quiñones, Katherine (PI); Coker, Eric; Bonzongo, Jean Claude; Bowden, John; Jutla, Antarpreet  Background: Over the past few decades per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination has grown…

EGH Stands with Change

Just as the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the persistent racial inequalities that severely disadvantage Black people in the United States, the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers, are tragic reminders of the systemic racism and injustices faced by Black people in…

Dr. Afsar Ali and Dr. Eric Nelson published in PNAS

Dr. Afsar Ali, Research Associate Professor for EGH and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, and Dr. Eric Nelson, Assistant Professor, were published in PNAS for their research in “Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae evolution and establishment of reservoirs in aquatic ecosystems.” In the article from EPI below, read more about his research and…

EGH personnel help form a high capacity COVID-19 lab in only 10 Days

Once COVID-19 began its spread across Florida, and as testing became less and less accessible, a team of researchers, students and lab technicians collaborated to build a high capacity testing research lab in the Emerging Pathogens Institute with only a 10-day timeline. To read more about the behind the…

Newly Published Results from the Lab of Anthony Maurelli

On February 18th, 2020, Dr. Anthony Maurelli’s research, “Chlamydial MreB Directs Cell Division and Peptidoglycan Synthesis in Escherichia coli in the Absence of FtsZ Activity,” was published in American Society for Microbiology’s mBio journal. Through the work done in his lab, Dr. Maurelli and his team were…

Dr. Eric Coker Published in Environment International

Dr. Coker’s article, Household Air Pollution Profiles Associated with Persistent Childhood Cough in Urban Ugana, is now on view at this link. A preview of the background of Dr. Coker’s study: “Most household air pollution (HAP) interventions in developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa have focused on a single source,…

Dr. Lednicky Educates Reddit on the Coronavirus on an AMA

On Thursday, January 30th, our very own microbiologist, Dr. John Lednicky, ran his first Reddit Ask Me Anything during the time of the Coronavirus outbreak. By the time the session ended, there were 650 likes and more than 150 comments…making it UF Research’s most active live AMA session to…

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Awarded University Term Professorship

On Friday June 21st, Dr. Michael Perri, Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions, announced that Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health, was awarded a University Term Professorship Award. Each academic year, 250 Term Professorships are distributed among…

Masters Student Receives Fellowship with CDC

Andres Manrique to intern with CDC for Emerging Infectious Disease RISE Fellowship MHS in One Health student, Mr. Andres Manrique was awarded the James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship. This fellowship offers students the opportunity to gain valuable public health skills in applied research through collaborations…

MHS in One Health Students Present Capstone Research Experience

This spring, three of our MHS in One Health students completed their Capstone Research Experience and presented about their experiences and findings to faculty, staff, and students in the department. This project is the final piece of the MHS curriculum and is typically completed during the last semester…

Maurelli Lab Attends Chlamydia Basic Research Society Meeting

The Maurelli lab attended the Chlamydia Basic Research Society (CBRS) meeting in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington, March 18-21. This biennial conference began in 2003 and is the premier venue for Chlamydia scientists from across the globe to exchange their latest results. Presentations in the form of short talks and posters…

EGH Researchers Find Diarrhoeal Infections May Have Long-Lasting Effects

Mirna Amaya, One Health Ph.D. student, Lindsey Laytner, a recent EGH graduate, and Karoun Bagamian, EGH affiliate faculty, contributed to a recently published article concerning the cause of moderate to severe diarrhoea in children under five. The article titled, “Burden of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and shigella non-fatal diarrheal infections in…

Dr. Eric Coker Awarded UFIC Global Fellowship

The University of Florida International Center awarded Dr. Eric Coker, an EGH professor, a competitive fellowship in the Global Fellows Program. This program promotes and supports faculty conducting research with an international reach. As a fellow, Dr. Coker will be mentored by Dr. Sarah McKune, who has significant…