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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, […]

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ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day: Helping the Most Vulnerable Babies

Published: Mar 10th, 2020

Child health researchers from across UF attended the 2020 Institute for Child Health Policy -Pediatrics Research Day on Feb. 27. The event featured a keynote address by Lynn Singer, Ph.D., […]

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2020 ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day Student Award Winners Announced

Published: Mar 10th, 2020

Each year, ICHP faculty members present three $500 professional development awards to students with the strongest presentations at the annual ICHP-Pediatrics Research Day. This year’s winners were: Jackson Dillard, an […]

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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 […]

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UF Health researchers receive NIH grants to help combat the opioid crisis

Published: Oct 2nd, 2019

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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 […]

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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 […]

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ICHP researchers receive NCI grant to help boost HPV vaccinations among youngsters

Published: Aug 12th, 2019