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Mirsada Serdarevic

Study examines sex differences in prescription opioid use

Published: Dec 16th, 2019

A new University of Florida study finds that community-dwelling women are significantly more likely to report using prescription opioids than men. While sex differences at the national level have been […]

Nathan Smith

University of Florida examines current treatments for personality disorders and substance use disorders

Published: Nov 13th, 2019

Personality disorders and substance use disorders, conditions that frequently occur together, can be highly debilitating. The mortality rate for a person with both conditions is 10 to 15 times higher […]

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen

Superhero for a Small Planet

Published: Oct 30th, 2019

Zika. Swine flu. Ebola. A crusader at the CDC kept some of the world’s worst outbreaks and epidemics from spreading to pregnant women and infants. Now, this Gator is training […]

Drs. Taj Azarian and Erin DeFries Bouldin

Drs. Taj Azarian and Erin DeFries Bouldin named PHHP 2019 Outstanding Alumni

Published: Sep 25th, 2019

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is pleased to announce the PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2019. They will be honored at a ceremony during the college’s alumni reunion […]

Bin Yu

Suicide rates among adolescent females higher than previously reported, UF study finds

Published: Sep 13th, 2019

The gender gap in youth suicide is smaller than previous estimates, according to a new University of Florida study that found suicide mortality rates among females ages 10 to 19 […]

Beatrice Dorestil

Beatrice Dorestil Promoted to HealthStreet Director of Operations

Published: Aug 19th, 2019

Beatrice Dorestil, MPH, has served as HealthStreet’s Lead Community Health Worker (CHW) and Volunteer Coordinator since June 2018. She has assisted in the training of dozens of volunteers and interns […]

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith receives dissertation grant award

Published: Aug 19th, 2019

NIDA predoctoral fellow Nathan Smith received a dissertation grant award from the National Center for Responsible Gaming. The grant supports the inclusion of a specific aim on social isolation, drug […]

Linda Cottler

University of Florida receives NIDA training grant in addiction research

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

The University of Florida has received a T32 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to prepare pre and postdoctoral fellows for careers in research on drug use, addiction, […]

Dr. Robert L. Cook

Medical marijuana: A Catch-22 for Florida residents, researchers

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

Ask nearly any scientist in Florida who wants to conduct clinical research on cannabis, and expect to hear echoes of a similar strain: The status of medical marijuana in the […]

Dr. Robert L. Cook

University of Florida to Lead Marijuana Research Consortium

Published: Jun 25th, 2019

The State University System of Florida Board of Governors has selected the University of Florida to lead a statewide consortium studying health outcomes related to medical marijuana. UF will lead […]