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Biostatistics 2015 Student Award Recipients

Two biostatistics students were honored for their accomplishments at the annual Convocation Ceremony for the College of Public Health and Health Professions on Saturday, May 2nd.  Dr. Peihua Qiu, Professor and Chair of the department presented a certificate for outstanding achievement to Jingnan Zhang for the 2014 PhD Preliminary…

PHHP Dean’s Scholar Award to Yifan Zhu

At the annual PHHP Convocation Ceremony held on May 2nd at the Hilton UF Conference Center, Yifan Zhu, a fifth year PhD student, was the recipient of the prestigious Dean's Scholar award, in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments.

PhD Student Interns with Bayer Healthcare

Qi An, a third year PhD student in Biostatistics, has accepted a 12-week clinical statistics summer internship with Bayer HealthCare in Whippany, New Jersey.  As an intern within the Clinical Statistics US Department, she will gain a direct view into research and development at Bayer and witness how clinical…

Paper Points to Most Effective Vaccine Trials for Epidemics, including Ebola

Implementing a vaccine trial during an epidemic can be difficult, particularly in countries with poor transportation, limited vaccine supplies and difficulty predicting how widespread a disease may become — conditions such as those in West Africa during the recent Ebola outbreak. Now, a University of Florida Health researcher with…

Dr. Ira Longini and Colleagues Publish in Lancet Infectious Diseases

In the January 2015 issue of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues published an article entitled “Vespignani A:  Spatio-temporal spread of the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions:  a computational modelling analysis.” As stated in the aritcle’s abstract, “The 2014…

Vaccination Risks

Reporters from the Miami Herald recently reached out to Dr. Eben Kenah, assistant professor with the department of biostatistics, for his expertise on vaccine efficacy. In an article published on February 14, 2015, entitled "Experts: Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Rare Risks," Dr. Kenah weighed in, noting that it is extremely hard to prove a connection between immunizations and serious side effects.

Biostatistics MPH Graduate: Zhi Zhou

Zhi Zhou is a Spring 2014 graduate from the Master of Public Health program, with a concentration in Biostatistics. Zhi worked as an intern in the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC)