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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Dennis

Dr. Nicole Dennis is our newest addition to the University of Florida Environmental and Global Health department, joining the team as a research assistant professor. With a focus on environmental toxicology and a biological and analytical chemistry background, Dennis is putting her best foot forward to combat…

Student Spotlight: Andrew Satterlee

Captain Steven “Andrew” Satterlee: Navigating the intersections of military service, public health and environmental science For Army captain, environmental scientist and University of Florida student Andrew Satterlee, the sky is the limit as he fuses his scientific prowess with his military dedication to reach new heights in the public health…

Student Spotlight: Meredith Zahara

Even from miles away, Meredith Zahara is unwavering in her pursuit of knowledge.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in animal biology from Grand State Valley University, the Michigan native has worked at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a research associate since 2005. Now, she is coupling…

MotoMeds Drives Change in Pediatric Care

Dr. Eric Nelson is committed to the pursuit of accessible health care around the clock. The University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health and Department of Pediatrics associate professor has been with UF since 2016. Apart from his time at the UF College of Public Health and Health…

Dr. John Lednicky’s research on Viable SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Dr. John Lednicky published a paper in the Journal of Aerosol Science titled “Viable SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant detected in aerosols in a residential setting with a self-isolating college student with COVID-19.” Click the link below to read more. https://lnkd.in/e99eBCjR…

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.

Coronavirus ‘spillovers’ more frequent than thought

Nov. 17, 2021: University of Florida researchers have detected the first known instance of people becoming infected with a type of coronavirus that was previously thought to only infect pigs. Click here to view a new story from EPI, “Coronavirus ‘spillovers’ more frequent than thought,” featuring Dr. John Lednicky and his…

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. 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…

Dr. Ilaria Capua published in The Lancet: “The unsung virtue of thermostability”

The current vaccination campaign against SARS-CoV-2 has many challenging aspects, one of which is maintaining the cold chain for the distribution, delivery, and storage of available vaccines and guaranteeing that their full titre is retained for administration. Although outstanding technology for vaccine development has enabled products to be put on…

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.

Protecting a campus through its wastewater

UF Environmental & Global Health team led by Drs. Joe Bisesi, Tony Maurelli and Tara Sabo-Attwood developed a COVID-19 wastewater surveillance system for UF’s campus housing. GatorWATCH serves as an early warning system to detect unsuspected infections. See below for the story. https://news.ufl.edu/2020/09/wastewater/?fbclid=IwAR0EmeW4maWaAR0ze4NGDgFRhsS7YJkGwKbc77SB_nMpNhhNiVYH2khqs1Y…

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…

UF Researchers Find Viable Viruses in Aerosols that Cause COVID-19

August 27, 2020 in Air Resources, Environmental Engineering Sciences, News, Research Highlights GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from the University of Florida provides strong evidence that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be possible. A team of UF researchers, led by John Lednicky, Ph.D., and Chang-Yu…

Student Spotlight: Daniel Acosta

Four years into his Ph.D. program, University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health student Daniel Acosta has never felt more sure of his role in the public health field.  The 32-year-old student from Barranquilla, Colombia, moved to the United States in 2017 to pursue UF’s…

Staff Spotlight: Erin Ferguson

At the Department of Environmental and Global Health, our administrative and staff support are the backbone of ensuring our operations run smoothly. Gainesville-native Erin Ferguson has been with the department for the past seven months and has already made her impact. Prior to coming to the EGH department, Ferguson…

Student Spotlight: Samantha Andritsch

With a heart of ambition and toolbelt of knowledge, Samantha Andristch is one step closer to her dreams at the University of Florida.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in public health from the College of Charleston, Andritsch headed south to pursue a Master of Health…

Team Building and Bonding

The UF Environmental and Global Health Department spent an exciting Friday at Lake Wauburg participating in a series of team building activities and games! EGH staff, faculty and students came together to complete challenges that rely on team building, communication skills and words of encouragement! Thank you to RecSports…

Dr. Benjamin Anderson- Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Benjamin Anderson received his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2012, and later his PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration in 2015, from the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health. After graduating with his PhD from UF, Dr. Anderson joined Duke University as a Postdoctoral…

Environmental and Global Health PhD Student Publishes Research in OECD

PhD Evironmental and Global Health student, Daniel Acosta, was co-author on a paper published by the OECD (online library of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) titled, “West Africa and the global climate agenda.” Click the link below to read more. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/development/west-africa-and-the-global-climate-agenda_e006df00-en…

Dr. Sarah McKune published research in the BMJ Journals for the CAGED project

Dr. Sarah McKune was the co-PI on published research in the BMJ Journals for the CAGED project from her time in Ethiopia titled “Unravelling the reservoirs for colonisation of infants with Campylobacter spp. in rural Ethiopia: protocol for a longitudinal study during a global pandemic and political tensions.” Click below to…

Helping to Improve Efficacy and Safety Risk of Nanomedicines

Two of the University of Florida’s Environmental and Global Health faculty, associate professor Zhoumeng Lin, PhD, and research assistant Professor Wei-Chun Chou, PhD., are hard at work developing computer modeling technologies using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). They use these approaches to address research questions about the safe…

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