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Working against time

Published: Apr 26th, 2013

PHHP researchers are working to give patients with muscular dystrophy longer, fuller lives.

Thomas Alex Weppelmann, a doctoral student in the department of environmental and global health, was one of 20 graduate students recognized at PHHP Research Day. Photo by Christa Roberts.

PHHP Research Day 2013

Published: Apr 23rd, 2013

On April 16, the College of Public Health and Health Professions hosted the largest Research Day in the event’s 26-year history with 126 student poster presentations.


Living his dream

Published: Apr 17th, 2013

Moise Ngwa, a Ph.D. student in the department of environmental and global health, was diagnosed with cholera as a child. Now he is studying ways to control this serious infectious disease.

HealthStreet community health worker

UF study: African-Americans express keen interest in medical research participation

Published: Apr 2nd, 2013

A new study led by Dr. Linda Cottler found that African-Americans were more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to express an interest in participating in health research.

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Associate Professor PHHP department of occupational therapy

UF develops online screening tool to help caregivers identify at-risk older drivers

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

UF researchers, led by Dr. Sherrilene Classen, have developed a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify older drivers who may be at risk for driving problems.

Aliyah Snyder

Finding a silver lining

Published: Jan 28th, 2013

Concussions ended Aliyah Snyder’s dream of competing in the Olympics. Now this Ph.D. student is working to develop sports concussion assessment tools and raise community awareness.

Dr. Colleen LePrell

Hearing loss prevention drugs closer to reality thanks to new UF testing method

Published: Jan 17th, 2013

Dr. Colleen Le Prell has developed a new way to test hearing loss prevention drugs that could help land those medicines on pharmacy shelves sooner.


The strategist

Published: Dec 26th, 2012

Dr. Richard Rheingans identifies ways to get vaccines to people most in need.

Dr. Peihua Qiu

Leading statistician appointed founding chair of biostatistics at UF

Published: Dec 12th, 2012

The University of Florida has named leading statistics researcher Peihua Qiu, Ph.D., the founding chair of its department of biostatistics.

Ron Shorr

Bed alarms not proven to prevent patient falls in hospitals, researchers say

Published: Nov 20th, 2012

A new study led by Dr. Ron Shorr finds that equipping hospital beds with alarms does not decrease patient falls and related injuries.