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Dawn Bowers, David Vaillancourt, training grant directors. UF has received a $1 million NIH grant to establish a doctoral training program for students who are interested in careers in movement disorders research.

New grant supports scholar training in movement disorders research

Published: Jun 29th, 2015

Dr. Dawn Bowers and Dr. David Vaillancourt direct the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program, which is supported by a a nearly $1 million NIH grant.

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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.

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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.

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Carolynn Patten named 2015 UF Research Foundation Professor

Published: Apr 30th, 2015

Dr. Patten, an associate professor in the department of physical therapy, is one of 34 UF scientists recognized for a distinguished record of research.

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UF study shows seafood samples had no elevated contaminant levels from oil spill

Published: Apr 28th, 2015

Dr. Andrew Kane and colleagues found that 74 percent of the seafood tested showed no quantifiable levels of oil contaminants at all.

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Outbreak

Published: Apr 23rd, 2015

UF researchers, including PHHP’s Dr. Ira Longini and Dr. Sarah McKune, join the worldwide response to Ebola.

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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.