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Board of Governors selects UF to lead medical marijuana research consortium

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

The consortium will be composed of public and private universities engaged in research on clinical outcomes of medical marijuana.

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Longer weight loss treatment programs may be necessary to improve blood sugar levels

Published: Jun 14th, 2019

Current clinical recommendations for behavioral weight loss treatment may not be enough to improve blood sugar levels in people who are at risk for developing diabetes.

PHHP spring recognition ceremony 2019

Published: May 15th, 2019

The College of Public Health and Health Professions celebrated spring graduates at a recognition ceremony May 5. Photo by Telisha Martin.

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Study finds physicians, patients talking less about lung cancer screening

Published: Apr 26th, 2019

Smoking rates are down nationally, but so are discussions among physicians and smokers about lung cancer screening, Dr. Jinhai “Stephen” Huo and colleagues found.

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Coming full circle

Published: Apr 11th, 2019

UF grad and former special needs teacher Ke’Andra Clayton is back on campus as part of the inaugural class in the new doctor of occupational therapy program.

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PHHP Research Day 2019

Published: Apr 10th, 2019

More than 100 students and postdocs presented research at the 32nd Annual PHHP Research Day.

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Substance abuse lab sets undergraduate students on path toward research careers

Published: Mar 20th, 2019

STOMP Research Lab recruits and trains students from historically underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds to go on to research careers in public health and medicine.

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PHHP celebrates Diversity Week

Published: Feb 4th, 2019

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

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Venezuela’s next crisis: rampant spread of infectious disease

Published: Jan 31st, 2019

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

Published: Jan 8th, 2019

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.