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PHHP celebrates Diversity Week

PHHP Diversity Week was filled with four days of events based on the common theme, “Diversity Sparks Innovation.”


Venezuela’s next crisis: rampant spread of infectious disease

Infectious diseases once under control there are beginning to run rampant and could spread quickly.

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Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

A new study finds low levels of physical activity can put adults with a normal weight at the same risk for heart disease as adults who are overweight.

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Physical Therapy



Lori-Ann Ferraro, M.A., Christine Myers, Ph.D., and Claudia Senesac, Ph.D.,

Lead a New Program to Train Early Childhood Therapists


  • This fall semester, Dr. Claudia Senesac and other Department of Physical Therapy faculty will kick-off a UF program aiming to better the health and well-being for children who have significant disabilities or multiple disabilities.
  • The Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood, or INSPIRE, program will train 45 UF occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology graduate students, giving them the skills to treat very young children with disabilities.
  • Dr. Claudia Senesac is a co-director of the five-year program, which is supported by a $1.24 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The INSPIRE program will cover one full year of tuition for 15 DPT students who apply and are accepted into the program.


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Dr. Thomas Pearson

Thomas Pearson recognized for exceptional mentoring

Feb 8th, 2019

Dr. Pearson has received the 2019 Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.

Melissa Naidu and Candice Vogtle

PHHP 2019 Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

Feb 7th, 2019

Melissa Naidu and Candice Vogtle were named winners in the health colleges division.

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Researchers examine influence of peers and parents on adolescent prescription opioid use

Jan 31st, 2019

The researchers found that females whose parents disapproved of nonmedical use of prescription opioids were less likely to report this behavior, but this was not true for males.

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PHHP Events


SHARC Seminar: Dr. Jack Crump

From 11:00am until 12:00pm


PHHP Spring Fling

From 3:00pm until 5:00pm


S.H.E. Talks Seminar

From 4:00pm until 5:00pm