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Pregnancy and the Pandemic

Published: Oct 15th, 2020

How are pregnant women handling the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic? To find out, ICHP Associate Director Matthew Gurka, Ph.D. and co-PI Kelly Gurka, Ph.D., assistant professor in […]

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Maintaining Healthy Habits in Hard Times

Published: Oct 15th, 2020

As the U.S. braces for a second wave of coronavirus cases this fall against a backdrop of ongoing political and social unrest, many parents and children are understandably stressed. “These […]

Child learning to test blood sugar

Developing the next generation of tools to track diabetes in Florida children and teens

Published: Aug 21st, 2020

Matthew Gurka

Gurka elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Published: Apr 6th, 2020

Matthew J. Gurka, Ph.D., has been elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to statistical science. “Matt’s unique and important contributions to the […]

Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D.

Preventing vaping among teens in rural Florida

Published: Apr 6th, 2020

A team led by Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., will begin targeting tobacco prevention programs at youth in rural North Florida, who have some of the highest electronic vaping rates in the […]

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Help for teens affected by obesity

Published: Mar 26th, 2020

Help is at hand for more than 9 million teens affected by the nation’s obesity epidemic. In the March 22 issue of JAMA Pediatrics, UF Health obesity specialist Michelle Cardel, […]

Matthew Gurka

Gurka presents “Rigor and Reproducibility in Research” at Oct. 31 Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Published: Oct 11th, 2019

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Are teenagers the biggest losers in America’s obesity epidemic? An ICHP researcher weighs in

Published: Oct 11th, 2019

It’s tough to be a teenager. It’s even tougher if you’re one of the 9 million American teenagers affected by obesity. In addition to navigating the usual growth spurts, hormonal […]

Child making unhealthy food choice

Do weight loss interventions for children work? ICHP researcher joins the national debate

Published: Aug 29th, 2019

First came Kurbo, a new app launched by Weight Watchers (WW) on Aug. 13 to help children ages 8 to 17 make healthier food choices and lose weight. Then came […]

Photo of child holding nose while parent is smoking

ICHP researchers test pediatric clinic-based interventions to help children of cigarette smokers breathe easier

Published: Aug 12th, 2019

A team of UF Health researchers looking for ways to clear the air for children whose parents smoke cigarettes is turning to pediatric clinics for help. Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., received […]