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Bioinformatics Expert Featured in UF Alumni Magazine

UF Medicine on the Rise: In early 2013, the University of Florida made a pledge: to better itself. It had good reason — and good ability. UF will begin receiving $15 million per year for five years after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that designates UF as preeminent.

First NIH-funded Post-Doc to Join Department

Brady Garrett, Ph.D, a counseling psychologist intern with Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health in Tahlequah, Okla., has received the first NIH-funded post-doctoral position with the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Institute for Child Health Policy. “I’m very excited, and extremely fortunate to have received this wonderful opportunity,”…

Associated Press Features Komro as Expert on Study Design

Kelli Komro, Ph.D., professor of Health Outcomes and Policy, was quoted in an Associated Press story regarding a recent study published in “Pediatrics.” The study showed a connection between attending top-notch charter schools and decreased engagement in high risk health behaviors. Komro provided commentary on both the study design and…

Shenkman to Discuss Research at HealthStreet Event

Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, will speak on the Wellness Incentives and Navigation (WIN) Project at HealthStreet’s upcoming Our Community, Our Health event on Thursday, July 31. Our Community, Our Health is a forum for conversation between health researchers and the…