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UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

Drs. Ira Longini and Natalie Dean, along with group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization, have published the final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is safe and effective. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

UF Health receives grant for Summer Health Professions Education Program

The six UF Health colleges have received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop a free residential program for students who are underrepresented.

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MPH Students Present at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo

  • Emma Hawley and Sarah McKee, second year MPH students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration, presented "Is there an app for that? An evaluation of health and fitness apps" at the APHA Annual meeting in Denver this past November.
  • The project focused on the utilization of smartphone-based apps to provide opportunities for physical activity campaigns.
  • Over 100 fitness apps from the Apple App Store were evaluated based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS), and apps were rated according to engagement, functionality, aesthetics, information quality, and subjective criteria.
  • The results of this ongoing evaluation can be used to determine which apps are available to consumers and how efficacious these apps are.

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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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