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Shantrel Canidate Awarded NIH Diversity Supplement

BSCH Doctoral student Shantrel Canidate was recently awarded a 2-year Diversity Supplement from NIH. The diversity supplement will support mentoring and supervised research experience. Per the NIAAA website : “Diversity […]


Recent MPH Grad, Holley Hooks, Accepts Position in Philippines

Holley Hooks, recent MPH graduate, is heading to the Philippines this fall to work! Holley will be working in the Tacloban area with ACT Alliance, an international humanitarian organization that […]


Former Doctoral Student Pablo Saldana Earns Promotion

Dr. Pablo Saldana, an alumnus of the BSCH Department in Rehabilitation Science, was recently promoted to Manager of Patient and Family Centered Care at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. […]

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Julie Merten

Julie Merten, PhD

Julie Merten recently completed her PhD in Public Health-Social and Behavioral Sciences. During her doctoral studies at the University of Florida, she studied the prevalence and correlates of skin cancer […]

Remembering Terry Winkle

“I’m a son, I’m a brother, and I’m a husband, father, friend, an artist, a poet, a pilot, a physician. I’m all of these things and then I’m handicapped. That’s […]

Dr. Young

Dr. Young Earns Promotion

Dr. Mary Ellen Young was promoted to Professor in May. Dr. Young has a long history here at UF and with the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health. Dr. Young […]

Health in a Heartbeat

Never too young for stroke

Unless you’re a senior citizen, and perhaps even if you are, you probably think you’re too young to have a stroke. You’re not. Stroke is on the rise worldwide in people age 64 and younger, as a...

‘Tick’ for tat

The garden-variety tick is not much in size, but as a disease-carrier, it packs a punch. The deer tick is a notorious example. Also known as the black-legged tick, the carnivorous little bug is barely...

Kids who frequent social media sites suffer in school

These days, kids are bombarded with distractions from TV, smartphones, video games, and of course, social networking sites. It should come as no surprise that checking status updates, chatting with...

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