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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.


UF researchers develop cheap, quick test for Zika

Published: Dec 17th, 2018

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

Published: Dec 14th, 2018

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.

Clinicians demonstrate intermittent hypoxia therapy.

When less oxygen heals

Published: Dec 4th, 2018

A novel therapy may strengthen breathing and other movements among those with severe spinal cord injuries and other conditions.

Carissa Slotterback

Dean’s Scholar Lecture Series

Published: Nov 19th, 2018

Dr. Carissa Slotterback will present “Advancing Collaboratively Engaged Research: Implication for Transportation Research Now and in the Future” on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Study examines non-medical opioid use among adolescents

Published: Nov 9th, 2018

Researchers found that 3 percent of 10-18 year-olds had misused opioids in the past 30 days.

Susan Nittrouer

Susan Nittrouer receives Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research’s Editor’s Award

Published: Oct 24th, 2018

The Editor’s Award is given annually to the most impactful works that meet the highest quality standards in research design and presentation.

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Long-term interventions could help children with cochlear implants improve language

Published: Oct 2nd, 2018

A team led by Dr. Susan Nittrouer finds sixth graders with cochlear implants lagged behind their peers in language development, but strong literacy instruction could help close the gap.

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

Published: 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

Published: Sep 24th, 2018

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