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HOBI grad student receives UF Informatics Institute fellowship

Xinsong Du, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical informatics mentored by Dominick Lemas, Ph.D., received a 2-year, $45,000 fellowship from the UF Informatics Institute to fund his dissertation research project, “Enabling Reproducible Untargeted Metabolomics Research: Next Generation Untargeted Metabolomics Data Analysis Workflow.” Metabolomics is an emerging research field…

UF team joins national study of brain development in infants, children

The University of Florida is one of a network of institutions selected to implement the National Institutes of Health’s HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study or HBCD, a longitudinal, multidisciplinary effort to study brain development and behavioral health in young children, the NIH announced Thursday.

Bylund named editor-in-chief of new online journal

HOBI professor Carma Bylund, Ph.D., has been named editor-in-chief of PEC Innovation, a new online journal published by Elsevier covering the fields of health promotion, health education and health communication.

Talking to the vaccine-hesitant: Tips for providers

As COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, what’s the best way for doctors and other health care providers to talk with vaccine-hesitant patients? UF Health researchers say the answer is C-LEAR:  Counsel, Listen, Empathize, Answer and Recommend. Beginning and ending the conversation with a strong recommendation is important, say Carma…

Dr. Carma Bylund joins HOBI faculty

HOBI welcomes Carma Bylund, Ph.D., FACH, to the department. Dr. Bylund joins HOBI as a professor in the Division of Health Outcomes and Implementation Science (HOIS), where she will teach, continue her research in healthcare communications and mentor several graduate research assistants. Dr. Bylund is also a member…

HOBI BMI faculty scale up research on rare diseases with the help of big data

Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network are using big data analytics to scale up research and boost care and treatment options for people affected by three potentially debilitating rare diseases. Study teams at UF Health will conduct comparative effectiveness research…

Modave joins UF Faculty Senate

François Modave was elected to serve on the UF Faculty Senate. This governing body of faculty representatives from UF’s 16 colleges provides a forum for the mutual exchange of ideas and shared governance between UF administrators and the faculty. Modave is director of artificial intelligence and decision-making in the UF College of Medicine and associate professor in the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics.