‘College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Category
The College of Public Health and Health Professions is one of the largest and most diversified health education institutions in the nation. The college is composed of eight departments: behavioral science and community health; clinical and health psychology; communicative disorders; environmental and global health; epidemiology and biostatistics; health services research, management and policy; occupational therapy; and physical therapy. The college ranks among the top health professions schools in the country in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Nathan W. Perry, Ph.D., who served as chairman of the department of clinical and health psychology at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions for more than 20 years, died Dec. 1 in Tallahassee. He was 75. “Nate Perry was a major force for the advancement of psychology at the University of Florida […]
University of Florida researchers have received a $900,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a new treatment for language problems that commonly occur after a stroke. Led by Bruce Crosson, Ph.D., a professor of clinical and health psychology at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, the research team will […]
The University of Florida and the University of Texas Medical Branch have received a $5 million National Institutes of Health grant to train future rehabilitation scientists. The Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program will recruit and train 12 occupational and physical therapy scholars from across the nation to become independent investigators and scientific leaders in rehabilitation. […]
A University of Florida study reveals sex education programs in Florida’s public schools vary widely in content and often are afforded little class time – and many students miss out altogether. The findings were presented today (Nov. 5) at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. “What we found was quite concerning, […]
Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study. In the study of Hispanics enrolled in Medicare-managed care programs, Spanish-speaking patients reported more negative experiences with care than did English-speaking Hispanic patients. However, Spanish […]
University of Florida researchers have received a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish the state’s first centralized program to coordinate Florida’s disability programs and services. Florida is one of 16 states to receive the five-year State Disability and Health Program award, which is being used to create the […]
A parent’s struggle with stress or depression can lower a child’s quality of life – and it could hinder an overweight youngster’s attempts to lose weight, too, University of Florida researchers say. Parent distress, peer bullying and childhood depression can propel a cycle that makes it more difficult for children to adopt healthier lifestyles, UF […]
Lynne Thomas Gordon, M.B.A., a nationally recognized health-care executive, has been named an executive in residence for the department of health services research, management and policy at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Thomas Gordon has more than 25 years of management experience in various health-care settings, including as director […]
Bonnie Sachs, a doctoral student in the department of clinical and health psychology, received the Behavioral Science Student Fellowship from the Epilepsy Foundation. She will receive $3,000 to support her research on the effects of age and neurosurgical site on postoperative seizure and cognitive outcome.
Sharon Roberson stood guard in her chair. As the sole caregiver for her mother, a “very bright” woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Roberson stayed awake night after night, sitting at her computer desk. Alone. When her mother woke up in the middle of the night, she was often confused, and she’d tried to run away […]