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From the Desk of Our Founder: Believe! … in you

You are never too busy to take care of yourself. You are never too busy to help another woman. I never write articles about myself. I always write about scientific methods, interventions, and study findings. Today, I am writing about me and breast cancer. Cancer is a weird sounding…

Prins receives Public Health Award for Faculty Excellence

Dr. Cindy Prins Cindy Prins, Ph.D., M.P.H., a clinical assistant professor in the department of epidemiology, has been selected by UF public health students for the 2012 Public Health Award for Faculty Excellence. The award recognizes a UF faculty member who has made significant contributions to public health through teaching,…

MPH student presents HealthStreet research at 3rd Annual Spotlight on Research in Aging

Corrine Rukatnonchai On April 19, the Institute of Aging held a symposium highlighting research in aging. HealthStreet presented a summary analysis of the top self-reported health conditions among 71 individuals aged 60 and over. Arthritis and hypertension were found to be the most commonly self-reported condition among this population, while…

Developing new pathways to care

Catherine Striley, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S.E., is investigating ways to remove barriers to care and provide people with resources to empower themselves and improve their health and quality of life. In a recent project funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association, Striley and a colleague at Washington University created a video…

The POST features HealthStreet in article

Help wanted New CTSI initiatives focus on expanding access to clinical research  By Claire Baralt In November, UF’s HealthStreet program opened on the East Campus to assist people underrepresented in health services and health research. Read the full article.

The POST features Margo Klar in article

Saving babies one snip at a time PhD student receives Gates Foundation grant to create umbilical cord cutting device By Allyson Fox One-and-a-half million neonatal deaths worldwide due to infection, with many beginning as umbilical cord infections; 277,376 neonatal deaths alone attributed to tetanus in one year; and…

PhD student receives $100,000 grant to create umbilical cord cutting device

The kindest cut By Allyson Fox Margo Klar is developing a ceramic cutting device to prevent umbilical cord infections in newborns. Photo by Maria Belen Farias. One and a half million neonatal deaths worldwide due to infection, with many beginning as umbilical cord infections; 277,376 neonatal deaths alone attributed…

Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

Several College of Public Health and Health Professions employees were recognized at the UF Superior Accomplishment awards Health Science Center division luncheon February 23. Robert Cook, Richelle Davis, Donovan Lott and Donna Stilwell received Superior Accomplishment Awards. The award program recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding service, efficiency and/or economy to the university, or…