Provider’s preference for pain therapy can influence patient’s results

A health care provider’s beliefs about a particular treatment may have a strong influence on the patient’s outcome, according to a study by researchers in the department of physical therapy.

Study links getting drunk at early age to increased risk of premature death

People who first became intoxicated before age 15 may have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UF researchers in the department of epidemiology.

One blood pressure drug therapy associated with lower follow-up visit, hospitalization costs

Dr. Kalyani Sonawane and colleagues found that one drug therapy outshines other strategies in patients whose blood pressure isn’t well-controlled with initial drug treatment.

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


  • Stephen Hardy teaches American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. In addition, he is the faculty advisor for the University of Florida’s Chapter of the American Sign Language Honor Society and of the social Deaf culture club, Signing Gators.
  • He has been teaching American Sign Language, ASL linguistics, and Deaf studies for over 12 years at the collegiate level and joined the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in 2015.
  • He has served in a number of leadership positions at the county and state level, including as president of the Florida Association of the Deaf for four years.


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