CONGRATS, HHP GATOR GRADS!

On Sunday, May 5, the College of Health & Human Performance recognized degree recipients in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Dean Michael Reid, Ph.D., presided over the ceremony for Spring 2019 graduates in the departments of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology; Health Education and Behavior; Sport Management; and Tourism, Event and Recreation Management.

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Congratulations, Robert Leeman - Mary F. Lane Endowed Professor

On April 12, 2019, Robert Leeman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Health Education & Behavior, was named the inaugural Mary F. Lane Endowed Professor which will be housed in HHP in perpetuity.

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HHP Celebrates 12 at Spring Awards Ceremony

On April 12, 2019, we recognized 12 HHP alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making an impact within The Gator Nation and beyond. Their impact is profound and they are a source of inspiration and pride.

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HHP CELEBRATES NATIONAL BIOMECHANICS DAY

In collaboration with Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, HHP welcomed elementary school students for an immersive biomechanics experience featuring 10 labs and four departments.

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TRANSGENDER PHYSIOLOGY AND WELLNESS Event

On Monday, April 15, HHP hosted “Transparency: Physiology, Wellness and Beyond in the Trans Community.” The event featured student presentations on physiological changes during the medical transition process. Presenters from Dr. Joslyn Ahlgren’s human physiology class responded to questions posed by faculty judges and members of the community. Attendees had the opportunity to learn new information shared by LGBTQ advocates and take this knowledge forward into professional careers and other opportunities.

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UF Recognizes HHP Grad Students

Earlier in April, the university celebrated Graduate Student Appreciation Week with a university-wide research day and awards ceremony. Congratulations to six graduate students recognized for outstanding mentoring, teaching and research.

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HHP Advisor Named 2019 UF Professional Advisor of the Year

On Monday, April 8, Brittany Schambow, academic advisor in the Department of Health Education & Behavior, was selected as UF’s Professional Advisor of the Year. This award is a testament to Schambow’s outstanding student advising and commitment to professional development.

This is the second year in a row an advisor from HHP earned this campus-wide recognition. In 2018, DeEtta Rhodes, academic advisor in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, earned the top spot across all UF colleges.


TRANSGENDER PHYSIOLOGY AND WELLNESS EVENT COMING TO HHP APRIL 15

Both the College of Health and Human Performance and Multicultural and Diversity Affairs are proud to announce their first informational event focused on physiology and wellness in the transgender community. “Transparency: Physiology, Wellness and Beyond in the Trans Community,” will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in the Florida Gym on April 15.

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RESILIENT LANDSCAPES: TERRACING AND SETTLEMENT ECOLOGY ACROSS THE MAYA LOWLANDS

UF faculty, including Dr. Angélica Almeyda Zambrano, are collaborating with a team of international researchers to understand how ancient landscapes can help us design, plan, organize and maintain systems resilient to cultural and ecological change.

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Dr. Keith Humphreys Addresses Opioid Epidemic

On March 19, HHP hosted the 34th annual D.K. Stanley Lecture Series featuring noted Stanford professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences and former Obama administration senior drug control policy advisor, Dr. Keith Humphreys. His presentation “Effective Strategies for Responding to the Opioid Crisis” discussed multiple strategies and tactics that have some effectiveness in reducing the opioid epidemic and associated harms. Watch the lecture, as well as a special Facebook Live interview.

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David Vaillancourt, Ph.D. unlocks new way to diagnose Parkinson’s

With his recent laboratory discovery, Dr. Vaillancourt, professor and researcher at HHP in the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology department, is poised to transform how Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed and monitored — and maybe even cured one day.

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25 Years of Service and Counting

On Monday, March 4, President Fuchs and Vice President Jodi Gentry celebrated staff legacies at the University of Florida with 25 years or more of service. The College of Health & Human Performance has eight staff members with 25 years and counting.

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2019 GATOR GIVING DAY

The first “Stand-Up and Holler: Gator Nation Giving Day” was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. On this day, Gators from around the world donated to various causes across UF and in support of the College of Health & Human Performance.

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Spaceflight changes your brain pathways

With support from NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, APK's Dr. Rachael Seidler is studying the effects of spaceflight on the human brain — specifically the impact on white matter in areas that control movement and process sensory information.

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Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs Ranked Fifth in the Nation

UF Online has risen to No. 5 in the 2019 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best online programs in the country, up from No. 12 in 2018. This ranking includes the College of Health & Human Behavior online bachelor degrees in Health Education and Behavior, and Sport Management.

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Top HHP News from 2018

Discover what our faculty, staff, students and alumni were up to in 2018.

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HHP News for 2017

Find out what our amazing HHP newsmakers were up to in 2017

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