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Benefits of mental exercises for seniors persist 10 years after training

Published: Jan 13th, 2014

Dr. Michael Marsiske and colleagues report that older adults who received mental training show long-lasting improvements in reasoning and speed of processing, and they have less difficulty with daily living tasks.

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UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

Published: Dec 13th, 2013

Dr. Linda Cottler led the first systematic study to assess sex trading between police officers and female offenders from the women’s perspective.

In an illustration of the brain of a person with Parkinson’s disease, white matter fibers connect to the caudate nuclei. Both are key structures involved in cognitive processing speed, and are a focus of a new UF investigation. Image data collected from a previous NIH-funded study led by Dr. Catherine Price. Illustration by Dr. Jared Tanner.

UF researchers to use brain imaging to look at dementia profiles in Parkinson’s patients

Published: Dec 9th, 2013

Researchers led by Dr. Catherine Price have received a $2.1 million grant to better understand different types of cognitive difficulties that affect patients with Parkinson’s.

Women milk horses in Tuv Aimag, Mongolia in August 2011. Photo by Dr. Gregory Gray.

UF receives grant to address zoonotic diseases in Mongolia

Published: Nov 6th, 2013

In a new project led by Dr. Gregory Gray, UF will partner with Mongolian agencies to train multidisciplinary teams to develop zoonotic disease prevention and control techniques.

Mary Kate Flynn, who completed an M.H.A. in 2011 and went on to finish an M.B.A., believes having both degrees has helped her look at issues from many different angles.

University of Florida launches dual M.B.A./M.H.A. degree

Published: Oct 17th, 2013

The dual program coursework has 15 shared credits and students can complete both degrees in three years.

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UF researchers receive $3.7 million to evaluate weight management programs for rural residents

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

Researchers led by Dr. Michael G. Perri will compare three strategies for long-term weight management.

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UF study: Majority of teens think prescription stimulant use is a problem among peers

Published: Sep 4th, 2013

In a study led by Dr. Linda B. Cottler, two-thirds of young people said the use of prescription stimulants is a moderate-to-large problem among youth.

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Amy Blue named to UF Health education leadership positions

Published: Aug 16th, 2013

Dr. Blue has been named PHHP associate dean for educational affairs, and associate vice president for interprofessional education in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs.

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UF to develop model program to support students with learning disabilities majoring in sciences, math

Published: Jul 10th, 2013

UF has received an $846,000 grant to help students with learning disabilities achieve academic success in STEM.

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PHHP names chair of health services research, management and policy

Published: Jun 26th, 2013

In his research, Dr. Arch “Chip” Mainous has focused on a goal of improving health care delivery by determining the appropriate treatment for a particular patient.