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Only student to win cancer moonshot award for implementation science

The very ambitious Miranda Reid, a student physician-scientist in the College of Medicine’s Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) at the University of Florida, recently won one of this year’s four awards from the National Cancer Institute in support of implementation science.

HOBI Education Day showcases student success

Held for the first time in Malachowsky Hall, HOBI Education Day was a great success, and we appreciate the organizers and many graduate students who contributed. During the full-day event we enjoyed 5 research presentations, 2 shark tank pitches, and 15 posters, along with the mentoring workshop and keynote.

HOBI Education Day

Graduates students, post-docs and early-career faculty interacted with their peers throughout Education Day. March 27, 2024 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Malachowsky Hall Education Day Itinerary 9 – 11 a.m. | Rethinking Mentoring to Cultivate a Mentoring Network   Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Trainees, and Junior Faculty | DSIT…

Staras and Ray win Exemplary Teacher Award 2023 

The UF College of Medicine has honored two of our faculty members with a 2023 Exemplary Teacher Award. Within the department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI), the winners are Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., and Jessica Ray, Ph.D.

Valay Shah, Ph.D.

Title: Neural Correlates of Mobility Impairments in Aging Adults. For his fellowship, Dr. Shah will use functional MRI to study brain activation patterns of walking. To do this, he will use a motor imagery protocol (imagined walking) that has demonstrated parallel neural substrates to physical task execution. He will compare…

Erika Pilner, Ph.D.

Title: Efficacy of Balance Training with Visual Occlusions. Walking requires integration of sensory information, computational processing, and motor output response (referred hereafter as the neuromechanical components). Deficits in any of these neuromechanical components with aging can increase fall risk. To combat aging effects on mobility and reduce fall risk, researchers…

Commitment to Respect

The TRAM program is committed to a culture that is supportive and respectful to all. We believe that scientists from various backgrounds, including those with disabilities, will enhance scientific inquiry to holistically meet our challenge of preserving mobility over the lifespan. We cultivate trainees to become leaders throughout their careers.