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Doctor and her patients

Researchers and patient advocates receive funding to build Alzheimer’s research network

Published: Sep 22nd, 2015

Dr. Glenn Smith and colleagues have received a $1.56 million PCORI funding award to develop a network that links patients and caregivers with scientists.

Sean Germain, an MR specialist in the Muscle Disuse and Regeneration Laboratory, stands next to patient Dale Ginder, 8, during an MRI in Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, May 14, 2010. Ginder sufferes from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is an inherited disorder that involves rapidly-worsening muscle weakness and leads to increased disability. The disease currently has no cure. / Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson

PHHP researcher receives $7 million for imaging studies in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Published: Sep 17th, 2015

The grant supports research led by Dr. Krista Vandenborne on the use of MRI to track Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease progression.

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Tara Sabo-Attwood named chair of environmental and global health

Published: Sep 11th, 2015

The College of Public Health and Health Professions has appointed environmental toxicology researcher Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., as chair of the department of environmental and global health.

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Researchers find memory problems in some people with Parkinson’s disease

Published: Aug 26th, 2015

Scientists in the department of clinical and health psychology discovered that about one quarter of study participants had significant memory problems.

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Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Published: Jul 30th, 2015

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that people with diabetes and high blood pressure had significantly lower grip strength than their peers.

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Researchers to evaluate new sleep treatment program for children who are overweight

Published: Jul 20th, 2015

The UF Pediatric Sleep Study is designed to help children who are overweight and having sleep problems improve their sleep through behavioral strategies.

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 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.


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.