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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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Dr. Song Liang to be an Advisor to the World Health Organization

Dr. Song Liang, an associate professor at the Department of Environmental & Global Health, has been invited to join the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Guidelines Development Group (GDG) as an advisor. The GDG is in the process of developing guidelines on the implementation of control and elimination of…

UF Researchers Solve Chlamydia Mystery; Reveal Possible New Drug Target

The research team, led by Dr. Anthony Maurelli, of the Department of Environmental and Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, that resolved the 60-year-old Chlamydia anomaly has solved another long-standing mystery of this important bacterial pathogen. Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of bacteria sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United…

MPH Student, Marissa Valentine-King “Rocked” Public Health in 2017

Environmental and Global Health student, Marissa Valentine King, was recognized by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice for the Students Who Rocked Public Health 2017. This is the second year that students contributions to the Public Health field were recognized by the publication. Valentine King, a PhD candidate,…

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