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Melanie Sanders

Supporting next generation AI research

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has launched the Ph.D. Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence program to foster doctoral students’ training and research in AI and encourage out-of-the-box ideas.

96.4% of Americans had COVID-19 antibodies in their blood by fall 2022

This article is co-authored by Dr. Matt Hitchings, Sc.D. in Epidemiology, an assistant professor in the department of biostatistics, and Derek Cummings, Ph.D., a professor of biology in the department of epidemiology, for publication in The Conversation, an independent news organization featuring contributions from academic experts. In addition to their teaching…

Three PHHP graduate students selected for aging research award

Alyssa Falise, Christian McLaren and Shangchen Song, doctoral students representing three different University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions departments, were selected as 2023 recipients of the Leighton E. Cluff Award for Aging Research. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding scholarly pursuits in aging research among undergraduate and graduate…

Ji-Hyun Lee elected American Statistical Association president

Members of the American Statistical Association have elected Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, a professor of biostatistics in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine, president of ASA for the 2025 term. ASA is the world’s largest community of statisticians, with more than 19,000 members…

Samuel Wu named 2023 UF Research Foundation Professor

Samuel Wu, Ph.D., a professor and associate chair in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions department of biostatistics, is among UF’s most productive and promising researchers named to the 2023 roster of UF Research Foundation Professors. Dr. Samuel Wu “This recognition goes to faculty who…

COVID vaccines effective against Omicron, say UF biostatisticians

University of Florida biostatisticians conclude in a recent paper that current COVID vaccines are effective against severe infection and disease from the Omicron viral variant. In the new work, the researchers made a series of estimates of vaccine efficacy. This describes how effective a vaccine is at preventing infection and disease.