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Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed to Advisory Board nanotechnology journal

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 a comprehensive source of information on nanomaterial interactions with biological and environmental systems, and the design and use of engineered…

PhD Student Sarah White published on Atlas of Science

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 Science website. Atlas of Science is an online journal which provides opportunities for scientists to write and publish short…

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

 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 file via email to Ms. Erica Boyd at ericalboyd@ufl.edu.   Incomplete, incorrectly formatted, and late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Caronne Rush named PHHP Employee of the year!

Staff Our very own Caronne Rush was named this year’s PHHP Employee of the Year, along with Sharla Alexander in the department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Caronne Rush, an academic coordinator and administrative assistant to the chair in the department of environmental and global health, is considered…

Dr. Elizabeth Wood honored during International Education Week

Elizabeth Wood, D.H.S., M.P.H., won first place in the faculty, staff and alumni category of the campus-wide Global Culture Photo Contest during the UF International Center’s International Education Week events Nov. 14-18. Wood, director of the college’s Bachelor of Public Health program and a clinical assistant professor in the department of…

Coverage of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation contract with FL FWC

WMBB has covered the NFWF project outreach in Apalachicola, including several quotations from EGH professor Dr. Andrew Kane. See the two articles below.   Special Report: Edge of Extinction  APALACHICOLA, Fla. The oyster industry has been the foundation of Apalachicola’s economy for more than a century. But is that…

Fall Clothing Drive

All donations will be divided between Grace Marketplace and Homeless Veterans.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of…

Dr. Eric Nelson brings new research and technology to EGH

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 improve the health of poor communities in developing countries using a process called human centered design to define challenges and…

CDC Awards Significant New Grant

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 J. Glenn Morris, Emerging Pathogens Institute (left). The new Center will address the unique occupational safety and health challenges of…

Congratulations Award Winners!

We’d like to congratulate the Environmental & Global Health Students who won awards at the Spring 2016 Convocation! L-R: Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Makyba Charles, Mirna Amaya, Christine Singer, Dean Michael G. Perri, Ph.D Makyba Charles, PhD Student – Environmental Health Environmental and Global Health Outstanding Student Research…

One Health PhD Students to Attend Prestigious Summer Programs

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 Infectious Disease Modeling at the University of Washington, Seattle. The Institute consists of…

EGH Student Mirna Amaya Recognized with Model of Leadership Award

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 and exemplifies the values of true leadership. Mirna studies a PhD in Environmental and Global Health at the College of…

Pilot study with UF metabolomics core

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 awarded a Pilot and Feasibility Project through the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics to develop a novel technique for measuring…

Welcome Dr. Maurelli

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 HPNP is on the fourth floor and his laboratory is in the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI). His research interests are…

Dr. Sabo-Attwood Appointed to EPA Science Advisory Board

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 term as a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Science Advisory…

EGH Students Successfuly Defend Dissertations

This past week 4 EGH PhD candidates successfully defended their dissertations. The candidates are as follows: Benjamin Anderson Maha Elbadry Salah Uddin Khan Xiao (Bela) Zheng Congratulations to all our students!…

November 10th Seminar Series

Dr. Richard Kwok will be discussing “Investigating the Potential Human Health Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” on Tuesday, November 10th, at 2 PM.  …

Seminar Series

On November 3rd, Dr. Romina Rivero will be discussing One Health Commitment from a New Institute of Tropical  Medicine in South America: Mission, Perspectives & Research.  …

October 13th Seminar

Tuesday, October 13th, Dr. Lisa Conti will speak on the topic of One Health Approach to Invasive Species. Light refreshments will be provided.  …

October 6th Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 6th, will be the 5th installment in this Fall’s seminar series. The seminar will be hosted by UF students Stephanie Cinkovich and Shannon Hentschel who will be presenting “The Role of Hosts in the Transmission Dynamics of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Bangladesh” and “Nanoparticles Modulate Viral Infectivity: A…

EGH One Health Certificate Program Travels to Kenya

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 a community that is a true convergence point between human, animal, and environmental health: Kisumu, Kenya. The students worked alongside…

NIFA Fellowship awarded to Environmental & Global Health Postdoctoral Fellow

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 Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA).  The award will support Lavelle’s research project, titled “Investigating the Use…

Yaser Alsahafi Presents Research at 2015 National Oral Health Conference

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 America and the world attended and presented this year. PhD student Yaser Alsahafi presented his poster entitled “Factors Influencing Prediction of…

Doctoral Student Wins Internship with Dow Chemical Company

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 of Dow Chemical Company. The position is in Dow’s National Student Program in Regulatory Sciences and Regulatory Affairs R&D. Bela will…

April 21 Last EGH Seminar

Tuesday, April 21st, will be EGH’s last departmental seminar of the Spring 2015 semester. It will take place at 12 pm, and is located in the Cancer and Genetics Research Center’s (CGRC) room 133, which is in the north wing past the auditorium.  Following the presentation, we will have an EGH…

April 14th EGH Department Seminar

The next EGH Department Seminar will be taking place on April 14th at 12 PM, in Cancer and Genetics Research Center’s (CGRC) room 133, which is in the north wing past the auditorium. Refreshments will be provided! This week’s topics are genotoxicity mechanisms. It will be hosted by Chris Vulpe.

Dr. John Lednicky Finds Flu Mutation That Targets Young People

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 that allowed it to infect the patients’ lower respiratory tracts. Typically, flu settles in the upper airways of…

EGH Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Student Awards

Nominations are now closed! Thank you to all who took the time to vote. The College of Environmental and Global Health is now accepting nominations for their annual Student Awards. This year, awards will be given out for excellence in scholarship and service, excellence in service for local, national and/or global communities,…

EGH Participates in PHHP 28th Annual Research Day

  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 their research, two of which made it in the Top 7 Abstracts, one tied for first. Helena…

April 7th Environmental and Global Health Department Seminar

This weeks topics highlight Single Walled Nanotubes and EE2 Interactions, as well as IPT, EMT, ESRs, and LOCs. Our weekly Department Seminar is being held this Tuesday at 12:00 PM. This week’s speakers are Cody Smith, PhD student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Thuy Ngo, MPH student at…

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

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 (Epidemic Intelligence Service) training program, which 2-year post-doctoral training program for health professionals interested in the practice of…

EGH’s First Prospective Student Day!

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 about the department from Mrs. Caronne Rush, Dr. Kane, Dr. Sabo-Attwood, Dr. Bisesi, and Dr. Afsar.   The students and…

Multidisciplinary team establishes a facile method for collecting viable influenza viruses

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 from the Department of Environmental and Global Health, the UF School of Medicine, the UF Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences,…

Immunizing schoolkids fights flu in others, too

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well. When half of 5- to 17-year-old children in Alachua County were vaccinated through a school-based program, the entire age group’s flu rates decreased…

Students Present at the SACNAS conference in Los Angeles

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 Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference on October 16-20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. SACNAS is an…

Doctoral student Cuc Tran will be honored for mentoring contributions!

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 program, or I-Cubed, the award recognizes graduate students in STEM disciplines who help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students…

Doctoral Students Lecture at Sun Yat-sen University in China

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 data at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China on August 28-29 and September 1-3. There were roughly 80 attendees…

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues in Virus Genes journal

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 control region” in the journal Virus Genes. (DOI) 10.1007/s11262-014-1119-z. This is the first complete Human polyomavirus 9 (HPyV-9) genome to…

Congratulations to Dr. Michael von Fricken!

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 malaria treatment and elimination in Haiti, which has resulted in over 6 publications in this year alone.  His work was…

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

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 9, 2014. Sarah K. White, MPH, placed among the top 15 presenters with her poster titled, “Little Evidence of Human…