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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.


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.