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When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Dr. Christopher Spankovich and colleagues found a healthy diet may play a part in preventing hearing loss.


PHHP Convocation 2015

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated outstanding students and graduates at the annual convocation ceremony May 2.


Susan Nittrouer named chair of speech, language, and hearing sciences

Dr. Nittrouer, a leading authority on language acquisition, has been appointed chair of the PHHP department of speech, language, and hearing sciences.

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The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

 New CHP faculty member paves the way to make UF a leader in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research.


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(Above) Dr. Cynthia Johnson with her daughter.


  • Hired under UF’s preeminence initiative, Cynthia R. Johnson, Ph.D., is exploring parent training as an approach to treat disruptive behaviors, as well as sleep and feeding problems in young children with ASD.
  • Dr. Johnson attracted national attention when her groundbreaking research was featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association in April.
  • Dr. Johnson hopes that the findings of her research will be disseminated and have an impact in communities, especially those that do not have trained therapists or centers that specialize in ASD.

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Carolynn Patten named 2015 UF Research Foundation Professor

Apr 30th, 2015

Dr. Patten, an associate professor in the department of physical therapy, is one of 34 UF scientists recognized for a distinguished record of research.

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UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill

Apr 28th, 2015

Dr. Andrew Kane and colleagues found that 74 percent of the seafood tested showed no quantifiable levels of oil contaminants at all.



Apr 23rd, 2015

UF researchers, including PHHP's Dr. Ira Longini and Dr. Sarah McKune, join the worldwide response to Ebola.

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