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The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology is concerned with quality of life and the many aspects of human movement. Significant research contributions, education and service are related to the study of physiological and psychological responsiveness to vigorous and relevant physical activities. In addition, movement skills, capabilities, and ways to improve and maintain health are studied as they relate to the typical person, as well as to disabled persons and high-level athletes.
Dr. Diba Mani has been awarded the 2021-2022 UF Teacher of the Year.
This award exemplifies teaching innovation and excellence, and is a university-level recognition.
We are very proud of Diba and congratulate her on this highly significant achievement
Dr. Thomas Clanton was recently featured in a Q & A with UF News on his expertise on the effects of heat on the body, about how to recognize heat illness and the long-term consequences of this kind of stress.
Congratulations to Dr. Leo Ferreira for receiving a new R01 Award.
In July, Dr. David Vaillancourt received a new NIH R01 award focused on Preclinical Markers for Parkinsonism.
Dr. Chris Hass was one of 5 UF faculty to be awarded the 2021-2022 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award. This is a University level award.