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2021-2022 MPH Social

The MPH program celebrated Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 graduating students. Students were recognized for their many achievements, which are detailed below. Scholarships and Hall of Fame Zoe Lohse was awarded the John J. Benton Endowed Scholarship, which goes to an MPH student who demonstrates integrity,…

MPH Student Creates Powerful Public Health Visuals

MPH student Alexandra Rodriguez led a project using powerful visuals designed to inspire UF students to learn about vaccine safety and get vaccinated to protect themselves and their communities. During the launch event, students had the opportunity to get COVID and flu shots from UF HealthStreet along with…

MPH Students Volunteer with Dixie County DOH

MPH Students Sarah Chance, Niccole Smith, and Johanna Lucas volunteered with the Dixie County Department of Health for their HealthFest. The HealthFest was organized by the Florida Department of Health particularly for underserved populations to gain access to health screenings from local partners, like UF HealthStreet. This was…

Giovanna Mompremier: 2022 UF Hall of Fame Inductee

Giovanna Mompremier, an MPH-Empdemiology student, is a 2022 member of the UF Hall of Fame. Since 1921, the University of Florida Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate/professional students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement,…

2021 PHHP Employees of the Year

The College of Public Health and Health Professions recognized Zoe Martusewicz and Aubrey Bonsal as two of the college’s 2021 Employees of the Year! Zoe Martusewicz is a current MPH student who also works as an Administrative Support Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology. Aubrey…

MPH Exemplary Student Award

Melanie Hechavarria recently received the MPH Exemplary Student Award for demonstrating exceptional performance during her time in the MPH program. Exceptional performance is manifested by excellent academic performance, service to others, leadership, and an apparent dedication to public health. Melanie was selected by a panel of MPH…

Tyrus Fleetwood Named Recipient of Dr. John J. Benton Endowment Fund

Last month, Tyrus Fleetwood was named this year’s recipient of the Dr. John J. Benton Endowment Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to students in the Master of Public Health program. Fleetwood first found out about the scholarship from a professor and was selected for demonstrating…

MPH Student Named as Dean’s Ambassador

“I hope that the dean’s ambassador program allows me to gain a new professional family with whom I can develop professionally, network and connect with, as well as use my platform to help other students,” said MPH student Jae’Lyn Gilbert about her new appointment as a 2020-2021 Dean’s…

Environmental Health Student Dena Sadi Abusrur Volunteers Abroad

In the past year, student Dena Sadi Abusrur has volunteered in two countries overseas, in three different areas while taking classes. Her most recent service trip was to Zambia and Greece, spending a month in Zambia and six weeks in Samos, Greece. In Greece, she provided primary care and emergency…