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UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education

Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Dr. Mark Hart and his team found that public health practitioners are actively using Twitter for networking and to share health information with the public.

Scientific success

Published: Oct 26th, 2017

Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng of the department of epidemiology and his wife Dr. Yu-Jung (Jenny) Wei of the College of Pharmacy, have each landed prestigious National Institutes of Health-funded Career Development Awards, or K awards.

UF launches new study of marijuana’s health effects in people with HIV

Published: Oct 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Robert Cook will conduct the largest and most comprehensive study to date on the health effects of marijuana in people with HIV.

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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led to little reduction in the overall time they spent in sedentary activity.

Study links getting drunk at early age to increased risk of premature death

Published: Jun 14th, 2017

People who first became intoxicated before age 15 may have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UF researchers in the department of epidemiology.

ChangeMakers: Forging a new path to good health

Published: May 4th, 2017

The Gainesville Sun recognized Dr. Linda Cottler and her work with HealthStreet as a 2017 ChangeMaker.

Analysis looks at Zika’s introduction to Americas, predicts microcephaly cases

Published: Apr 25th, 2017

UF researchers have developed a model mapping the spread of Zika virus and the number of microcephaly cases that will occur by the end of the year. Photo: James Gathany/CDC

Higher air pollution exposure linked to denser breast tissue

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan and colleagues found that women who have higher exposure to fine particulate matter in the air are more likely to have dense breast tissue, a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer.

Globalization may be fueling new epidemics of hepatitis C infection in China

Published: Feb 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Xinguang “Jim” Chen found that the population dynamics of detected hepatitis C subtypes were consistent with China’s economic growth, increased globalization and health care reform.

Cottler awarded honorary doctoral degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Dr. Linda B. Cottler was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university.