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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…

Mentee Receives NIMH Fellowship

Martin Wegman, M.D./Ph.D. student and Institute for Child Health Policy fellow, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH F30) from the National Institute of Mental Health. The fellowship, which totals more than $40,000 per year for the next four years, will support Wegman as…

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…