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Teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

Published: Jun 29th, 2016

Dr. Jim Chen and colleagues in the department of epidemiology found the likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18.

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

Published: Jun 16th, 2016

Dr. Classen, an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, begins her UF post on Jan. 2.

Flu vaccination programs have potential to be self-sustaining in Florida

Published: May 23rd, 2016

Dr. Cuc Tran found that school-located influenza vaccination programs led by local health departments could be cost-effective throughout the state.

PHHP Convocation 2016

Published: May 9th, 2016

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated outstanding students and graduates at the annual convocation ceremony April 30.

Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Published: May 9th, 2016

Breton Asken and colleagues found that college athletes who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play.

Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from exercise

Published: May 4th, 2016

A study led by Dr. Vonetta Dotson found that specific genetic markers that put people at risk for depression may also predict who might benefit from exercise.

Zika present in Americas longer than previously thought

Published: Apr 27th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues found that the Zika virus was present in Haiti prior to March 2015, when the virus was first identified in Brazil. Image: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

Mattia Prosperi wins Illumina Go Mini Scientific Challenge

Published: Apr 26th, 2016

The prize — a MiniSeq DNA sequencer and a Mini Cooper — will be used in a new project that combines emerging pathogens research with HealthStreet’s community engagement program.

PHHP Research Day 2016

Published: Apr 14th, 2016

Nearly 100 students presented research at the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 29th annual Research Day.

UN’s interventions in Sierra Leone significantly slowed Ebola

Published: Mar 28th, 2016

A study by Dr. Yang Yang and colleagues found that the United Nations’ actions in Sierra Leone led to a dramatic drop in the transmission of the disease.
UN Photo/Martine Perret