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UF study shows benefits of multitasking on exercise

Published: Jun 2nd, 2015

In a study of older adults who completed cognitive tasks while cycling on a stationary bike, Dr. Lori Altmann and fellow researchers found that participants’ cycling speed improved with no cost to their cognitive performance.

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When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Published: May 22nd, 2015

Dr. Christopher Spankovich and colleagues found a healthy diet may play a part in preventing hearing loss.


PHHP Convocation 2015

Published: May 18th, 2015

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


Susan Nittrouer named chair of speech, language, and hearing sciences

Published: May 12th, 2015

Dr. Nittrouer, a leading authority on language acquisition, has been appointed chair of the PHHP department of speech, language, and hearing sciences.


Parent training program reduces behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Published: Apr 21st, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Johnson and colleagues found the program reduced serious behavior problems by nearly 70 percent.

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PHHP Research Day 2015

Published: Apr 14th, 2015

More than 100 students presented research at the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 28th annual Research Day.

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Glenn Smith appointed chair of clinical and health psychology

Published: Apr 13th, 2015

Dr. Smith, an internationally recognized neuropsychologist and dementia researcher, has been named the Elizabeth Faulk Professor and chair of the PHHP department of clinical and health psychology.


Researchers unpack the genetics of a flu virus

Published: Apr 9th, 2015

Dr. John Lednicky and fellow researchers have discovered a mutation in the influenza virus that allowed it to infect patients’ lower respiratory tracts, causing more severe illness.


UF study: More Florida teens using e-cigarettes

Published: Apr 6th, 2015

Researchers led by Dr. Tracey Barnett found that 12 percent of high school students reported trying e-cigarettes, up from 8 percent the previous year.

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Paper points to most effective vaccine trials for epidemics, including Ebola

Published: Apr 2nd, 2015

Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues outline three methods for deploying vaccine trials in emergency situations.