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PHHP Convocation 2018

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated outstanding students and graduates at the annual convocation ceremony May 5.

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Study suggests body fat is better predictor of diabetes risk than BMI

Researchers in health services research, management and policy found that people who have a normal BMI, but a high body fat percentage, were more likely to have prediabetes or diabetes than people who have lower body fat, but a BMI that categorizes them as overweight.

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Researchers identify patient factors associated with persistent musculoskeletal pain

Knowing who is at risk for chronic pain could help clinicians tailor treatments to control pain and limit prescription drug use, researchers say.

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Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee, Professor, Elected ASA Fellow


  • Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee, incoming Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Director of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Division of Quantitative Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
  • ASA Fellows are nominated by their ASA-member peers and must have outstanding contributions to statistical science through publications, position held with their employer, ASA activities, memberships, accomplishments and other professional activities.
  • Dr. Lee will be honored at an award ceremony held at the association's Joint Statistical Meetings held in Vancouver, Canada, this summer.


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This Month in PHHP

May 23rd, 2018

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

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UF receives national fellowship award to improve psychological care for children with diabetes

May 10th, 2018

Dr. Sarah Westen, a clinical psychology Ph.D. grad, will work with mentors to improve patients’ health behaviors and general mental health.

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Alappattu, Bishop receive APTA honors

May 8th, 2018

Dr. Meryl Alappattu and Dr. Mark Bishop have received top awards from the American Physical Therapy Association.

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