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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

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.

Anderson, McBride named PHHP Employees of the Year

Published: Dec 10th, 2015

The college recognized John Anderson and Stephanie McBride at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner.

Tara Sabo-Attwood named chair of environmental and global health

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

The College of Public Health and Health Professions has appointed environmental toxicology researcher Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., as chair of the department of environmental and global health.

UF and Kenyan university students partner to explore One Health issues

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

A group of UF graduate students recently conducted field work in Kenya, working alongside students of Great Lakes University of Kisumu, as part of UF’s One Health certificate program.

UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill

Published: Apr 28th, 2015

Dr. Andrew Kane and colleagues found that 74 percent of the seafood tested showed no quantifiable levels of oil contaminants at all.

Researchers unpack the genetics of a flu virus

Published: Apr 9th, 2015

Dr. John Lednicky and fellow researchers have discovered a mutation in the influenza virus that allowed it to infect patients’ lower respiratory tracts, causing more severe illness.

Ashley Condell named PHHP employee of the year

Published: Dec 10th, 2014

Condell, an office assistant in the department of environmental and global health, was recognized at the college’s annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner Dec. 2.

Immunizing schoolkids fights flu in others, too

Published: Dec 10th, 2014

Cuc Tran, a Ph.D. student in the department of environmental and global health, and colleagues found that immunizing school-aged children from flu can also protect other segments of the population.

UF part of research team that finds equine influenza virus in camels

Published: Jun 30th, 2014

Dr. Gregory Gray and colleagues have identified the first known case of an equine influenza virus in camels. (Photo by Dr. Gray)