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UF’s Early Childhood Summit brought together more than 100 scholars, policy makers, advocates, philanthropists and practitioners to create actionable ideas to improve children’s early years.

Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight.

Can we delay or prevent dementia?

Dr. Adam Woods leads a multi-university clinical trial that investigates whether pairing non-invasive electrical brain stimulation with cognitive training may slow or prevent the onset of dementia.

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Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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Back row: Julia Apostol, Alexis Cunio, Alayna Ernster, Elena Hoogland, Carolyn Nguyen, Chelsea Pincus
Front row: Stephanie Pena, Veerley Mejai, Megan Nardo, Caley Carbaugh, Sienna Schwarts

Students complete senior honors theses

This year the department has 11 students completing a senior honors thesis. These students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and take a class teaching them how to design, implement and report original research. Most students completing an honors thesis present their projects at PHHP Research Day and some have even presented at national conferences. Research topics for this year’s group of students include residual speech errors, fluency, working memory in auditory processing disorder, brain stem stimulation in Parkinson’s disease and the use of acoustic brain stem response in hidden hearing loss.

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Health care finance journal dedicates issue to contributions of Louis Gapenski

Jan 5th, 2017

The Journal of Health Care Finance dedicated an entire issue to the legacy of Dr. Louis Gapenski, who passed away April 20.

UF faculty take part in decision to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti

Jan 3rd, 2017

Drs. J. Glenn Morris and Ira Longini made up part of an international committee convened to recommend strategies to limit the risk of major new cholera epidemics following Hurricane Matthew.

PHHP faculty members honored during International Education Week

Dec 9th, 2016

Dr. Claudia Senesac received the college’s International Educator of the Year award, and Dr. Elizabeth Wood took a top prize in the Global Culture Photo Contest.

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