April 9: UF in the News 4/6/21-4/9/21

Drinking water for Manatee County residents will not be affected by the issues at Piney Point — WFTS Tampa Bay, 4/6/21
Mary Lusk, assistant professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department with UF/IFAS, assures Manatee County residents that the area’s drinking water should not be affected by the wastewater spill at Piney Point. 

Urban plant islands: golf course wildflower fields, and how to grow them — The Gainesville Sun, 4/7/21
Adam Dale, assistant professor in entomology and nematology at UF/IFAS, shares how golf courses provide a prime opportunity for conservation efforts to help save dying, but critical, pollinators like Florida's native bees.

US sees more COVID-19 cases, fewer deaths as more young people are infected — WINK News, 4/7/21
Dr. Cindy Prins, an epidemiologist with the College of Public Health and Health Professions, weighs in on how vaccines are key in thwarting the transmission of COVID-19 among young people. 

Women outpacing men in vaccination rates across the state — Fox 13 Tampa Bay, 4/7/21
Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi, a professor with the University of Florida Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine, shares potential reasons why women are vaccinating faster than men in the state of Florida.

College Admission: Do You Belong? — Forbes, 4/8/21
Charles Murphy, Director of Freshman and International Admissions, shares his thoughts on what would-be students should take into consideration when selecting a college that meets their unique needs for academic engagement and personal connection. 

UF Health Mass Vaccination Events Bring Busy First Week, Thousands Of Doses Administered — WUFT, 4/8/21
Dr. Michael Lauzardo, deputy director of the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, speaks on UF Health’s effort to administer 20,000 vaccines weekly for the next six weeks, as part of a collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County.