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Dr. Rebecca Pearl’s Weight-Stigma Research is Featured in UFHealth’s ‘Newsroom’

Congratulations to Dr. Pearl, recently featured in an article by Jill Pease titled Weight-stigma study identifies self-image paradox. For the study, more than 200 adults with a higher body weight — predominantly black or white women — participated in the group-based psychological intervention designed to reduce internalized weight stigma, delivered…

Lisa King, PsyD, ABPP receives PHHP Superior Accomplishment Award

Congratulations Dr. King on being recognized for your accomplishments! Dr. King was appointed as Director of the UF Health Psychology Specialties Clinic in November of 2021. She has fulfilled her commitment with excellence chairing the Clinical Operations Group, assessing staffing needs to improve performance, implementing policies…

Dr. Peter Lang Retires After 40 Years of Remarkable Service

After a long and remarkable career Dr. Peter Lang retired as Professor Emeritus on October 31, 2022.  Dr. Lang obtained his BA in psychology from Denison University in 1950, his M.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Buffalo in 1952, and his doctorate in Psychology from the University of…

What’s Behind Door #1?

Congratulations to Dr. Waxenberg, CHP’s winner of the 2022 Halloween Door Decor Spooktacular! Her theme was, “What Haunts You?”. Crowd favorites were Will you serve on my committee?, FARs, and Returning from vacation. It was a friendly competition between HSRMP (event sponsors) and CHP. Congratulations also to Dr. Molly…

Kim Driscoll receives DDL-AECT Crystal Award

Kim Driscoll, PhD and colleagues Matthew Schmidt, Jie Lu, Avani Modi, and Wenjing Luo were recently honored with the AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Crystal Award for their study titled Diabetes Journey: from systematic screening to intervention. This award honors innovative and outstanding multimedia-based distance education…

PHHP Appoints Adam Woods as Associate Dean for Research

Congratulations to Adam Woods, Ph.D., who continues to make headlines in research and accomplishments. October 25, 2022, it was announced that Dr. Woods has been appointed by the college of Public Health and Health Professions as it’s Associate Dean for Research. As Associate Dean, Dr. Woods will focus on…

Priscilla Amofa-Ho featured in MBI Rising Stars Video Series

Congratulations to CHP’s doctoral candidate Priscilla Amofa-Ho, recently featured as an up-and-coming neuroscience researcher at UF in MBI (McKnight Brain Institute) Rising Stars video series. To watch the video and read the full MBI article about her ongoing research, please click HERE. Priscilla Amofa-Ho conducts research with…

PHHP names Dawn Bowers 2022 Alumna of the Year!

Congratulations to CHP’s Dawn Bowers, PhD, ABPP-CN, who earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1978 and has been named the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Outstanding Alumna of the Year in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the field of neuropsychology. To view the…

2022 Annual Fall Symposium

Detailed Fall Symposium Agenda See below to read about the projects being presented at Symposium. 2022 Fall Symposium Projects 2022 Fall Symposium – Additional Projects If you are unable to attend in-person, please scan QR code to access the presentations…