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UF DPT Alumni & Friends Reception

CSM is always a great way to catch up with friends, so be sure to join us Thursday evening for the annual UF Alumni & Friends Reception in New Orleans.

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood appointed to Smithsonian

Dr. Tara Sabo-Attwood, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Global Health, was recently appointed as a Research Associate with the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington DC. Research Associates are nominated by a member of the Smithsonian’s Research Staff and are considered scholarly affiliates…

RSD Graduate, Lentz, named Co-Chief Fellow at Duke University

Trevor Lentz, PT, Ph.D., a recent graduate of the Rehabilitation Science program, will be the co-Chief Fellow at Duke University. Lentz and Angela Lowenstern, MD, will be the co-Chief fellows for the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Fellowship team for the 2018-2019 academic year. Beginning in July, they…

UF’s Only NIH K Award Couple

Professor Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, PhD, assistant professor in Epidemiology, and his wife Professor Yu-Jung (Jenny) Wei, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy both have received prestigious NIH funded Career Development (K) awards. Currently Drs. Cheng and Wei are the only married couple within UF who…

Dr. Xinguang (Jim) Chen -Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology

Professor in Epidemiology Xinguang “Jim” Chen, MD, PhD, FACE has recently become a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE). Over the length of his career, Dr. Chen has had a wide array of experiences with issues in epidemiology, from stress and substance abuse to HIV, and has…

Beneciuk Featured in CoHSTAR Newsletter for Research Project

Jason Beneciuk, PT, DPT, Ph.D., MPH, FAAOMPT, was featured in the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) Newsletter for his research project, “Health System Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Neck and Low Back Pain in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings.” The CoHSTAR-funded study will investigate implementation of…

Hierholzer elected new Chair of FPTA SSIG

Maria Hierholzer, a second-year DPT student, was recently elected new Chair of the FPTA Student Special Interest Group. As the new chair, Hierholzer will be focusing on student membership and all the benefits offered at the student level. She will also be in charge of communication between programs through the…

Predicting Simulated Driving Performance in Teens with ADHD/ASD

In this course, the authors introduce the crash statistics and characteristics of teens in general, as well as those with ADHD and ASD. Using clinical tests, driving performance videos of teens in a driving simulator, and statistical analysis, the authors propose indicators of readiness to drive for teens at large, and for those with ADHD and/or ASD.

Classen Contributes to National Blueprint

Dr. Sherrilene Classen and Canadian colleagues affiliated with the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists in Ottawa, Ontario Canada who contributed to the National…