The phone call came in late one night last year. On the outskirts of Gressier, Haiti, two children were ill. The nurses for MotoMeds, a pediatric call center and mobile medicine delivery service run as a University of Florida research initiative, asked crucial questions about the children’s symptoms.
Dr. Sarah McKune and Dr. Eric Nelson, two University of Florida researchers leading a study on the role children play in community transmission of COVID-19. They discuss what they hope to learn, and how this study could be useful during future outbreaks. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida’s…
A new University of Florida study aims to gain a better understanding of the role children play in community transmission of COVID-19. Researchers also hope to learn how children and parents are coping with stressors associated with sheltering and learning at home during the pandemic.
The University of Florida launched a new children’s healthline in Haiti using Trek Medics’ Beacon software to improve access to nighttime healthcare and prevent acute childhood illnesses from converting to emergencies.
Nelson was paired with Dr. Ashraf Khan from Bangladesh for the year-long Fogarty fellowship. After training together at NIH, the two researched different topics in Bangladesh, with Nelson focusing on cholera transmission in mice. Download PDF…
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (MOHFW), the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh and the University of Florida successfully and collaboratively deployed the mHealth Diarrhoeal Disease Management (mHDM) Trial. Workshop on the Evaluation of a mHealth Platform at IEDCR mHealth to HelpCure Diarrhoea…
Nelson Lab Member, Ashton Creasy, visited the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) to participate in the Advanced Bacterial Genetics course.
Overview of collaborative public health research between Dr. Eric Nelson’s laboratory at the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida and the Christianville Foundation in Gressier, Haiti.
SeeClickFix joined the University of Florida, Stanford University, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, DINEPA, the République d’ Haîti and thirteen other organizations for the first annual Clean Water Summit hosted by the Université d’État d’Haîti in Port au Prince.
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