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Dean Emeritus Richard Gutekunst passes away

A national leader and advocate for the health professions, Dr. Gutekunst served as dean from 1980 to 1995.

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Two-thirds of African-American men may be at high risk for cardiovascular disease

A new study finds that 65 percent of African-American men over age 40 are at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke within the next 10 years.

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Physical therapy could lower need for opioids, but lack of money and time are hurdles

Writing in The Conversation, Dr. Mark Bishop discusses how physical therapy could diminish the need for opioids.

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Fox Receives Funding to Improve Breathing and Walking Function


  • The Department of Defense recently awarded Emily Fox, D.P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S., an RSD faculty member and clinical research scientist at Brooks Rehabilitation, a $2.4 million Clinical Trial award to study the effects of Acute Intermittent Hypoxia (AIH) and respiratory strength training on breathing function in people with chronic spinal cord injury.
  • Fox is also collaborating with Dave Clark, Sc.D., and they received funding for three pilot projects with a combined funding of roughly $300,000.
  • They aim to test the use of non-invasive stimulation to improve neural activation in the spinal cord and improve walking rehabilitation and mobility outcomes.



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Jun 27th, 2018

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

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PeCAN staff honored by McKnight Brain Institute

Jun 27th, 2018

The Perioperative Cognitive and Anesthesia Network program (PeCAN) team was recognized for their focus on brain health prior to surgery.

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PHHP faculty members awarded tenure and promotion

Jun 20th, 2018

Three faculty members were awarded tenure or promotion from the University of Florida for the 2017-2018 cycle.

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