The Health Science Center Library HIV/AIDS graphic novel contest

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The Health Science Center Library is hosting a graphic novel contest this summer, with the purpose of raising awareness and educating about HIV and AIDS. Top submissions will be included in a published collection to be distributed throughout Gainesville and Jacksonville. If you or your students are interested in exploring the intersection of arts and medicine and are passionate about …

SHARC Research Awards

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University of Florida Department of Epidemiology Research Assistant Scientist Yan Wang, PhD, was recently awarded funding from the UF Shands Quasi Endowment Fund for her project entitled, “Improving alcohol use screening among HIV infected patients through advanced psychological testing.” Even though alcohol use and abuse remains a major obstacle to the effective treatment of HIV patients, there has been a …

Farewell to Alie Trainor, MPH, Research Coordinator

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Today SHARC bids farewell to beloved Project Coordinator, Alie Trainor, M.P.H. Beginning in August 2013, Alie played an integral part in the organization and planning of the WHAT-IF clinical trial, the educational development program, SHARC HIV database projects, and the Florida Cohort project. Alie will be moving to the UF Health Clinical Trials Office for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, where she …

Saying Goodbye to Research Assistant, Chelsea Loy

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The SHARC team in Gainesville is saying goodbye and good luck to a wonderful research assistant, Chelsea Loy, today.  Loy has been with the SHARC team for a year and a half.  In that time, her main duties were as a recruiter for the Florida Cohort to Monitor and Improve Health Outcomes at the Alachua County Health Department where she conducted …

Spotlight: Shantrel Canidate

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By: Samantha Abbott Shantrel Canidate began her work as a research assistant with SHARC this fall. She is currently working on her doctorate in Behavioral Sciences and Community Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her prior education includes an Associate of Arts degree from Daytona State College, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from the …

Spotlight: Zhi Zhou

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By:  Samantha Abbott When SHARC’s projects and datasets increase, the need for a full-time data analyst was realized. Zhi Zhou was selected from numerous candidates for her skill and expertise in data analysis. Zhi Zhou received her MPH in Biostatistics from the University of Florida in the spring of 2014. Zhou worked as an intern for the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center …

Spotlight: Nicole E. Whitehead, Ph.D.

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By Tyrone Wizzard Nicole Ennis Whitehead, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor under the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, at the University of Florida. Whitehead was born in Kingston, Jamaica but is a self-proclaimed Philadelphian as she moved to Philadelphia when she was four-years-old and spent a great portion of her …

Spotlight: Xingdi Hu, MS

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Xingdi Hu has been associated with SHARC since its inception in 2010, working alongside Robert Cook, M.D., M.P.H., even before entering into the Epidemiology Ph.D. program at the University of Florida. Hu received his Bachelors and Masters degree in engineering from the University of Florida and is currently in his fourth year of the Epidemiology Ph.D. program. Hu conveyed how …