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Nathan Smith receives dissertation grant award

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 use, and gambling in Smith’s dissertation research titled, “Social Isolation and Gambling Problems in 10-17…

University of Florida to Lead Marijuana Research Consortium

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 the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research, which will be composed of public and private universities engaged in research…

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

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 Sunshine State is currently hazy — ask again later. But for thousands of chronically ill patients who rely on…

Four UF Health researchers awarded grants to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Ann Horgas, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, an associate professor in the College of Nursing; Meredith Wicklund, M.D., an assistant professor and former chief of the division of behavioral neurology in the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., a professor with appointments in the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of clinical and health psychology and the College of Medicine’s department of neurology; and Linda Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACE, College of Public Health and Health Professions associate dean for research and the founding chair of the department of epidemiology in PHHP and the College of Medicine, have been awarded nearly $850,000 to study Alzheimer’s disease.

Epidemiology Student Wins Top Prize at COM Celebration of Research

Martin Wegman, an Epidemiology PhD/MD student, was selected as the 2016 Medical Student Research Program top prize winner for his outstanding presentation and content of his poster at the College of Medicine (COM) Celebration of Research. His poster entitled “Difference in drug relapse rates between alternative rehabilitation…

Community lowers heart disease risks, death rates over 40-year period

Heart disease and stroke have been the No. 1 killers of men and women in the United States for 100 years, particularly among those with lower socioeconomic status. But new study findings from a University of Florida Health expert and colleagues in Maine show how one rural, low-income community…