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Small changes to football practices can yield large reduction in head impacts

Researchers estimate that shortening time spent on higher-risk drills by 15 minutes could help players avoid about 1,000 head impacts during their college careers.

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College mourns passing of Robert Garrigues

Dr. Garrigues served as associate dean of the college and was a beloved instructor.

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New service helps at-risk motorists assess, improve their driving skills

The department of occupational therapy has launched SmartDrive Driver Rehabilitation, the area’s only service offering evaluations and interventions to improve driving skills of older adults and others who have medical conditions that may affect driving.

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HSRMP's New Faculty are Poised to Make Their Mark


  • Dr. Ara Jo joined in the department in January 2018. Among her accomplishments, an article Dr. Jo co-authored on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in African Americans received significant press. Her primary research area is in CVD as well as prediabetes in normal weight populations.
  • Dr. Ashby Walker is on the board of the North Florida American Diabetes Association (ADA) Board, as well as an elected member of the ADA National Health Disparities Committee. She was a recipient of the Reubin Askew faculty/student mentor/mentee award from UF’s Bob Graham Center. Dr Walker joined HSRMP in April of 2018.
  • Dr. Kea Turner joined HSRMP in August 2018. She is currently working on a study in collaboration with researchers at UNC Chapel Hill on how to integrate community pharmacists into patient-centered medical homes. Dr. Turner and her colleagues recently published the findings from this study in Implementation Science. She is also the recipient of two undergraduate teaching and mentoring awards.



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Study finds clinical decision support systems help physicians better manage patients’ sickle cell disease

Sep 24th, 2018

The system helped physicians improve management of transfusional iron overload in their patients.

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Researchers receive $3.5 million grant to design vaccine trials for emerging infectious diseases

Sep 24th, 2018

Researchers in the department of biostatistics will develop innovative vaccine study designs so agencies can implement vaccine trials quickly and effectively.

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UF receives training grant to improve health outcomes in people affected by alcohol and HIV

Sep 18th, 2018

The grant supports the next generation of scientists working to address problems related to HIV and alcohol use.

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