New UF/IFAS preeminent researcher’s paper earns international journal award

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Arie Havelaar speaks at UF.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An international journal has chosen a paper by a University of Florida professor hired as part of UF’s Preeminence Plan as one of its best papers of 2014.

The paper, titled, “Impact of Acquired Immunity and Dose-Dependent Probability of Illness on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment,” was published in Risk Analysis and co-authored by Arie Havelaar and Arno Swart.

It presents a study that urges the public health community to carefully take acquired immunity into account to improve estimates of the potential impacts of infectious diseases and to help prevent and manage them.

Havelaar and Swart wrote the paper when they worked at the Centre for Infectious Disease Control, part of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

Havelaar, now a UF animal sciences professor, is among more than 120 faculty members hired to advance UF’s designation by the Florida Legislature as a preeminent university.

He is also new to UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Emerging Pathogens Institute and a global expert in the public health impact of microbial foodborne illness and its prevention.

Risk Analysis is published by the Society for Risk Analysis, an international scholarly society that provides an open forum for those interested in risk analysis. The Best Paper awards are given to those that make the most significant impacts to the theory or practice of risk analysis.

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Source: Arie Havelaar, 352-273-5921,



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Posted: December 12, 2014

Category: UF/IFAS

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