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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

Drs. Ira Longini and Natalie Dean, along with group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization, have published the final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is safe and effective. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

UF Health receives grant for Summer Health Professions Education Program

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

The six UF Health colleges have received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop a free residential program for students who are underrepresented.

UF to receive nearly $10 million for new agricultural safety and health center

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

The grant will allow researchers to explore the occupational safety and health of people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North and South Carolina.

Nearly half of family physicians don’t follow national guidelines for prediabetes screening

Published: Nov 8th, 2016

A new study led by Dr. Arch Mainous finds that only about half of family physicians report following national guidelines for screening patients for prediabetes.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

Researchers use gene therapy to treat pulmonary dysfunction in Pompe disease

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. Barbara Smith and researchers at the Powell Gene Therapy Center have conducted the first in-human study of gene therapy to treat respiratory dysfunction in patients with infantile onset Pompe.

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. John Lednicky and colleagues have identified Haiti’s first case of the Mayaro virus.

Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Published: Aug 24th, 2016

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues also project handfuls of cases popping up from Texas to South Carolina and even Oklahoma. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Hungry parents may feed their kids more

Published: Jul 12th, 2016

In a pilot study Sarah Stromberg and Dr. David Janicke found the hungrier parents are at mealtimes, the more they may feed their young children.

Up to one-third of healthy weight adults may have prediabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2016

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues say the findings are cause for concern because under current guidelines, these individuals would likely not be screened for the condition.