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PHHP Convocation 2014

PHHP Convocation 2014

Published: May 9th, 2014

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated outstanding students and graduates at the annual convocation ceremony May 2.

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Simple technique may help older adults remember written information

Published: May 6th, 2014

Researchers in the department of speech, language, and hearing sciences found that older adults who described what they had read remembered more details than those who simply re-read the passage multiple times.

PHHP Research Day

PHHP Research Day 2014

Published: Apr 21st, 2014

The College of Public Health and Health Professions hosted the largest research day in its 27-year history with 136 poster presentations from student presenters.


Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

Dr. Christopher Harle and colleagues discovered that Web searches on the diagnosis and treatment of physical disease or injuries yielded higher-quality information than searches for preventive health and social health information.

Dr. Colleen LePrell

Vitamin supplements may prevent drug-induced hearing loss, UF researchers say

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

Dr. Colleen Le Prell and colleagues report that a dietary supplement shows promise for protecting against hearing loss caused by the drug gentamicin.


Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes turn to the Internet for support

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

Graduate student Amanda Balkhi and colleagues examined how parents use web forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease and to find social support.

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Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Published: Feb 12th, 2014

Researchers led by Dr. Xiaohui Xu found that heavy exposure to four air pollutants led to a significantly increased risk for developing a high blood pressure disorder during pregnancy.


UF researcher appointed lead statistician for cancer research consortium

Published: Jan 31st, 2014

Dr. Meenakshi Devidas has been named group statistician of the Children’s Oncology Group and principal investigator of an NCI grant with a planned budget of $39 million.


Florida’s Medicaid reform pilot is saving money, UF study finds

Published: Jan 29th, 2014

Researchers led by Dr. Jeffrey Harman found that health care plans in the Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot counties have done a better job of controlling costs than the state’s traditional Medicaid program.

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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.