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Carolynn Patten named 2015 UF Research Foundation Professor

Published: 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

Published: 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.

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Outbreak

Published: 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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Parent training program reduces behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Published: Apr 21st, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Johnson and colleagues found the program reduced serious behavior problems by nearly 70 percent.

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The day sound came back

Published: Apr 21st, 2015

For five months, Remiah Turner’s life was silent. The ordeal ended in January, when she finished up her latest procedure: restoring her hearing through cochlear implants.

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PHHP Research Day 2015

Published: Apr 14th, 2015

More than 100 students presented research at the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 28th annual Research Day.

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Researchers unpack the genetics of a flu virus

Published: Apr 9th, 2015

Dr. John Lednicky and fellow researchers have discovered a mutation in the influenza virus that allowed it to infect patients’ lower respiratory tracts, causing more severe illness.

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UF study: More Florida teens using e-cigarettes

Published: Apr 6th, 2015

Researchers led by Dr. Tracey Barnett found that 12 percent of high school students reported trying e-cigarettes, up from 8 percent the previous year.

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Paper points to most effective vaccine trials for epidemics, including Ebola

Published: Apr 2nd, 2015

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues outline three methods for deploying vaccine trials in emergency situations.

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UF National Public Health Week events

Published: Apr 2nd, 2015

The UF Public Health Student Association has planned a fun-filled week to educate students and the public about the contributions of public health to our communities.