‘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.
Sarah Cook, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, received a $10,000 scholarship from the AARP Scholars Program to support her research on neurocognitive predictors of older driver behavior. She works with Associate Professor Michael Marsiske, Ph.D., and the UF National Older Driver Research and Training Center.
William Mkanta, a doctoral student in the department of health services research, man-agement and policy, received the 2005 dissertation completion grant from the Sherri Aversa Memorial Foundation. His dissertation research addresses health services use among HIV-infected patients with prolonged survival.
A research poster by Lindsey Kirsch, a graduate student in the department of clinical and health psychology, was selected as one of the top posters at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, held in April in Miami. Her research focused on the dissociation between apathy and depression in Parkinson’s disease
The UF department of physical therapy has received approval from the Florida Board of Governors to offer the entry-level clinical doctoral degree, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), beginning in fall 2005. The UF physical therapy department at the College of Public Health and Health Professions is one of only two Florida public universities to […]
The inability to produce facial expressions, a common side effect of Parkinson’s disease, is the focus of a new four-year study by a University of Florida neuropsychologist. Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., a professor in the department of clinical and health psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, has received a $1.7 million grant […]
UF College of Public Health and Health Professions moves closer to accreditation as a school of public healthApr 27, 2005 • By Jill Pease
The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions has been named an associate member of the Association of Schools of Public Health, signifying the completion of the college’s first major step toward receiving accreditation as a school of public health. The criteria for associate membership are acceptance by the public health education […]
University of Florida faculty member David Fuller, Ph.D., is one of four winners of the 2005 Young Investigator Awards sponsored by the American Physiological Society. The awards recognize society members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field of physiology. A $20,000 prize will be made to UF on behalf of Fuller. Fuller, an assistant […]
Clinical and health psychology graduate students Karen Chung, Adam Hirsh and Erin O’Brien each received a Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Pain Society. The grants covered travel costs associated with attending the society’s annual meeting in March in Boston.
Jesse Schold, a doctoral student in the department of health services research, management and policy, and a research coordinator in the College of Medicine, received a Young Investigator award from the American Transplant Congress. The award covers travel costs associated with attending the group’s annual meeting in May in Seattle. Schold is the senior author […]
Todd Fraser, an office manager in the department of occupational therapy, received a $500 bonus from the UF Incentive Efficiency Program, which honors ideas that improve university effectiveness and efficiency. As a result of Fraser’s suggestion, staff can now verify the education of new faculty members who are UF graduates through the university computing network, […]