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Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

Published: Apr 27th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues found that the Zika virus was present in Haiti prior to March 2015, when the virus was first identified in Brazil. Image: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

Mattia Prosperi wins Illumina Go Mini Scientific Challenge

Published: Apr 26th, 2016

The prize — a MiniSeq DNA sequencer and a Mini Cooper — will be used in a new project that combines emerging pathogens research with HealthStreet’s community engagement program.

PHHP Research Day 2016

Published: Apr 14th, 2016

Nearly 100 students presented research at the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 29th annual Research Day.

UN’s interventions in Sierra Leone significantly slowed Ebola

Published: Mar 28th, 2016

A study by Dr. Yang Yang and colleagues found that the United Nations’ actions in Sierra Leone led to a dramatic drop in the transmission of the disease.
UN Photo/Martine Perret

UF launches public health bachelor’s degree

Published: Mar 23rd, 2016

PHHP has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer a bachelor’s degree in public health beginning this fall.

Doctors aren’t diagnosing or treating most cases of prediabetes

Published: Mar 7th, 2016

A study led by Dr. Arch Mainous finds that less than one-quarter of patients who met the criteria for prediabetes received drug or lifestyle modification treatment from their primary care physician.

Most teens who misuse prescription stimulants say they use other people’s medication

Published: Mar 3rd, 2016

A study by Yanning Wang found that 88 percent of teens who used the drugs non-medically said they obtained the medications from someone else.

Researchers present inner workings of Ebola vaccine trial

Published: Feb 12th, 2016

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues discuss the trial that combined an experimental vaccine with an innovative method of vaccinating people, resulting in an estimated 100 percent efficacy of the vaccine against the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

UF’s HealthStreet expands to rural counties with support from Florida Blue Foundation grant

Published: Dec 22nd, 2015

HealthStreet brings its innovative model of community engagement to Putnam and Union counties, thanks to a new $300,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation.

UF researchers call for close attention to flu viruses

Published: Dec 18th, 2015

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues say regional monitoring of the flu virus could help build a better flu vaccine.