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Electrical stimulation therapy can relieve low back pain in older adults

The therapy could offer older adults with chronic pain an effective alternative to other treatments, including prescription painkillers, say UF pain researchers.

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UF researchers to study effects of adolescent substance use and brain development

Dr. Linda B. Cottler and Dr. Sara Jo Nixon will lead UF’s participation in a landmark study of the effect of substance use on the developing brain.

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Researchers and patient advocates receive funding to build Alzheimer’s research network

Dr. Glenn Smith and colleagues have received a $1.56 million PCORI funding award to develop a network that links patients and caregivers with scientists.

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Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Ira Longini

Dr. Ira Longini

Ebola vaccine breakthrough!

  • Dr. Ira Longini, a professor and expert in infectious disease modeling and statistics, was a driving force behind the design and analysis of the successful vaccine trial in Guinea. Dr. Longini spent several months on assignment at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Dr. Longini's research has focused on analyzing epidemics of influenza, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, dengue fever, malaria, rhinovirus, rotavirus, measles and other infectious diseases. He frequently collaborates with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, World Health Organization, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other public health organizations.


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One-man play chronicling experience with cystic fibrosis comes to Phillips Center Jan. 16 and 17

Nov 20th, 2015

"Breathe" is presented by the College of the Arts and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

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Cynthia Johnson named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Nov 10th, 2015

Autism researcher Dr. Cynthia Johnson has been awarded fellowship status in the American Psychological Association’s Division 33.

Trained occupational therapy students  from the University of Florida led Gainesville resident Elaine Gray through a 12-point checklist. Students also made recommendations for personal vehicle adjustments and adaptations to maximize comfort and safety in her car.

UF to offer free vehicle checks for older drivers

Oct 29th, 2015

The department of occupational therapy will offer CarFit, a free national program, on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center in Gainesville.

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