Medical Marijuana

Board of Governors selects UF to lead medical marijuana research consortium

The consortium will be composed of public and private universities engaged in research on clinical outcomes of medical marijuana.


Longer weight loss treatment programs may be necessary to improve blood sugar levels

Current clinical recommendations for behavioral weight loss treatment may not be enough to improve blood sugar levels in people who are at risk for developing diabetes.

PHHP spring recognition ceremony 2019

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated spring graduates at a recognition ceremony May 5. Photo by Telisha Martin.

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Environmental and Global Health MHS in One Health Students


  • The Master of Health Science (MHS) in One Health degree program involves coursework and training that focuses on addressing health issues at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. This spring, three of EGH’s MHS students completed their capstone research experience, a culminating project where students apply what they’ve learned to a semester-long professional opportunity.
  • Jesse Johnson interned with the Florida Department of Health and contributed to combatting the Central Florida HAV outbreak. Kristen Wilson worked with the UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department to explore the link between urbanization and tick distribution. Katherine Wilson completed a two-week field study in Darien, Panama analyzing the effects of deforestation on mosquitoes and their pathogens.
  • To learn more about the MHS in One Health, visit


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MPH student completes cancer policy internship in Washington, D.C.

Jun 12th, 2019

Fizza Imran, a graduate of the bachelor's in public health program and a current master's in public health student, spent the spring semester as the UF Health Cancer Center’s first cancer policy intern.

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Former UF Fogarty Fellows receive grant to study suicide in Sikkim, India

Jun 7th, 2019

Dr. Sonam Lasopa and Dr. Senthil Reddi will lead a new a statewide program to understand the causes of suicide and suicide attempts among people in Sikkim.

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This Month in PHHP

May 29th, 2019

Read the May issue for news and updates from the college’s departments and programs.

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