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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.


UF researchers develop cheap, quick test for Zika

The test uses inexpensive, commercially available equipment, including a coffee mug with a USB port, cell phone and LED light. Image: CDC

Dr. Linda Cottler

Linda Cottler begins new chapter

She is stepping down from her position as chair of epidemiology and will continue as a professor in the department, PHHP’s associate dean for research and founding director of UF HealthStreet.

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244-NEALS.jpgPictured from left: Ela Sajjadi with Dr. Gordon Mitchell at the 2018 NEALS Meeting


RSD Student Awarded Best Basic Science Poster at 2018 NEALS Meeting


  • Rehabilitation Science student Elaheh Sajjadi received the best basic science award at the 17th Annual Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS) Meeting for her poster titled, “Adenosine 2A Receptor Expression with Phrenic Motor Neuron Death.”
  • Sajjadi is co-supervised by Drs. Gordon Mitchell and Barbara Smith.
  • She presented her abstract about the contribution of Adenosine 2A receptors in motor neuron death, which is the hallmark of certain diseases, such as ALS.
  • She used an experimental model of phrenic motor neuron death (CtB conjugated Saporin) and found that Adenosine 2A receptors are upregulated in the spared phrenic motor neurons.


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Global health in action

Jan 15th, 2019

Participants in the UF in Haiti study abroad program had the opportunity to learn about global health in an immersive way. Applications for the 2019 are open now.

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Naidu, Vogtle named Employees of the Year

Dec 13th, 2018

The college recognized Melissa Naidu and Candice Vogtle as the 2018 Employees of the Year.

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This Month in PHHP

Nov 28th, 2018

Read the November issue for news and updates from the college’s departments and programs.

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