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HOP Faculty Member Presents Paper at AMIA Conference

Amanda Hicks, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, presented a paper at the American Medical Informatics Association’s 2015 Annual Symposium. The conference was held from November 14-18 in San Francisco, California. Hicks is the first author of the paper “An Analysis of WordNet’s Coverage…

University Scholars Program Student Published in UF’s Journal of Undergraduate Research

Deina Bossa, a current M.D. candidate and former undergraduate participant in the University Scholars Program with the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, was published in the Spring 2015 issue of the University of Florida’s Journal of Undergraduate Research. Her paper, “Explaining State Variation in Medicaid Expenditures,” discusses the…

Shenkman Receives UF Research Foundation Professorship Award

Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, was selected to receive a University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) Professorship, which recognizes faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship. Shenkman was specifically commended for her key role in the university’s research enterprise…

Three Pediatric Workgroup Projects Funded

The University of Florida’s Department of Pediatrics, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, Institute for Child Health Policy, and Family Data Center recently reviewed applications for the creation of three workgroups focused on intervention studies and health outcomes in pediatric research. Research proposals receive funding of up to $10,000 to…

UF Diabetes Expert Speaks at a National Continuing Education Conference

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, spoke about her research on juvenile diabetes at a national conference, entitled A Collaborative Approach to Diabetes Care III: Reducing Readmissions & Costs While Exceeding in Patient Care Across the Healthcare Continuum, for nurse educators and…