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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.

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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.

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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.