Front Cover
 Dean's message
 Public health program
 Healthy minds
 Road to safety
 Healthy bodies
 Beyond borders
 Spotlight on students
 2007 report
 Back Cover

Group Title: Biennial report, University of Florida College of Health Professions
Title: Biennial report
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Publication Date: 2008
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Dean's message
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Public health program
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Healthy minds
        Page 5
    Road to safety
        Page 6
    Healthy bodies
        Page 7
    Beyond borders
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Spotlight on students
        Page 10
    2007 report
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Back Cover
        Page 18
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The mission of the University of Florida College of
Public Health and Health Professions is to preserve,
promote and improve the health and well-being of
populations, communities and individuals. To fulfill this
mission, we foster collaborations among public health and
the health professions in education, research and service.

In 2008, the college will observe its

During the past 50 years, the college has undergone many changes, including the
renaming of the college three times, each name reflecting the growth and transitions
of the disciplines and our ambitions for the future. Our last name change was more
than simply re-labeling the college. It marked a fundamental shift in how we view the
disciplines within the college, the nature of health care and the leadership needed among
academic institutions to address the impending crisis in affordability of health care.

Throughout most of its 50-year history, the disciplines within our college have focused on the provision
of individual health services. During the last decade, in addition to focusing on educational issues
regarding health services, we have also focused on the devel-
opment of science to demonstrate the effectiveness of the DEA N S M ESSAGE
services our disciplines render. It is clear, however, that many
of the health-related issues our patients face go far beyond
any individual health service provided by a single practitioner. Lifestyle and behavior have become the
most predominant predictors of early morbidity and mortality in the United States and in developed
nations throughout the world. Our faculty has recognized that while individual interventions can
be highly effective, broader population-based solutions must be sought for issues in the areas of
rehabilitation and chronic illness.

In 2000, the college faculty began to discuss the importance of addressing population perspectives in
our programs. Through this broader population emphasis that focuses on prevention, the health of
communities and policy, we believed we could augment and enhance the impact of our disciplines
upon the well-being of the citizens of Florida, as well as the United States. The faculty's discussions
quickly evolved to recognize the importance of integrating a public health curriculum into the college.
In short order, we decided to become a college of public health and health professions that valued the
historic successes and contributions of our traditional disciplines, while expanding our horizons to
include a broad population perspective, a greater appreciation for prevention and a commitment to
foster the interdisciplinary collaborations essential to solving today's complex health problems. We
changed the college's name to the College of Public Health and Health Professions in 2003 to reflect
this broad, ambitious goal. In 2004, we began the process of seeking accreditation by the Council on
Education for Public Health.

This biennial report occurs as these changes begin to come to fruition. Our public health programs have
grown, our other programs have continued to be meritorious most ranking among the highest cohort
groups in the United States and our research has prospered as never before. The 2007-2008 biennial
report finds the college sailing strongly through the turbulence of change we have created by our ambitious
agenda. I am proud to share the many successes you will find described in this report. Moreover, the
biennial report testifies to the extraordinary group of individuals who comprise our faculty and to the skilled
and bright group of students we have been able to attract to the University of Florida. We look forward to
the next biennial report and the opportunity to describe the outcome of our ambitious agenda.

Robert G. Frank, Ph.D., Dean

PHHP faculty members collaborate across disciplines to

improve quality of life and

As the UF College of Public Health
and Health Professions sets out to
establish a new educational model
based on the integration of public
health and individual patient care,
the need for collaboration has
never been greater.

"The needs in public health are
screaming from newspapers and
televisions everyday: injuries, stroke,
the epidemic of obesity and many
more health problems," said Mary
Peoples-Sheps, Dr.P.H., the college's
associate dean for academic affairs.

To address these issues as well as
rising levels of chronic illness and
disability, the college has intro-
duced a paradigm shift in health
education and research. With the
integration of its public health
and health professions programs,
students and faculty can view
individuals within the context of
the health of the community.

"The College of Public Health
and Health Professions is unique,"
Peoples-Sheps said. "In addition
to covering the full range of public
health issues and methods, we are
built on a long-standing commitment
to individuals with chronic diseases
and disabilities. Applying public
health principles to preventing the
initial occurrence of these conditions
and the health problems that arise
from them is a major challenge and
part of our unique vision."

Several public health projects are
now underway that complement
the work of the college's clinical
specialists in disability, aging and
chronic illness. Research projects

Barriers to breast cancer screening
Ellen Lopez, Ph.D., an assistant
professor in the department of
behavioral science and community
health, is studying the behavioral
and environmental barriers that
can contribute to the low rates of
breast cancer screening for women
with physical disabilities.

Eliminating disparities in cancer
between racial and ethnic groups
Nabih Asal, Ph.D., a professor in
the department of epidemiology
and biostatistics, leads two large
studies on the relationship between
obesity, nutrition and renal cell
carcinoma in patients who are
African-American and Caucasian,
and the impact of prostate cancer
screening on mortality in African-
American and Caucasian men.

Environmental health
Natalie Freeman, Ph.D., an
associate professor in the environ-
mental health program, has been
researching children's residential
exposure to metals and pesticides
for the past 15 years. Recently,
she has been exploring environ-
mental and community concerns
of residents near Lake Apopka, Fla.

Florida's Medicaid reform
R. Paul Duncan, Ph.D., chair of
the department of health services
research, management and policy,
is evaluating the outcome of
Florida's high-profile plan to reform
Medicaid by determining satisfac-
tion, quality of care and outcomes
experienced by enrollees and
health care providers, as well as
the plan's fiscal impact.

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Several studies have shown that people who provide intense caregiving for
others report substantially poorer health than people without caregiving duties. Elena Andresen, Ph.D., professor and chair
of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics, is interested in studying caregivers' characteristics and needs in order to
help develop public health policy that will better serve them. Recently, Andresen and a team of researchers used the
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in North Carolina, a system active in all 50 states, to ask questions about care-
giving. They discovered that most caregivers spent an average of 20 hours per week on caregiving, provided care for more
than one year and lived near their care recipient. Andresen said she hopes to ask the same questions on a national level to
fill a gap in information about caregivers and the services they need.


* Research indicates that 53.4 million
caregivers in the United States provide
about $300 billion in unpaid care per
year to people with disabilities and
chronic illness.
* About 15 percent of the nearly 6,000
people surveyed in Andresen's research
said they provided care for a person
with a disability.
* Thirty percent of those caregivers said
their stress levels had increased.
* Nearly half of the care recipients were
older than 74 and needed assistance
with moving around and self-care.

6 6 There are so many people
who understand the needs
of caregivers in extraordinary
depth, such as the scientists
studying Alzheimer's or children
with special needs. But pulling
back up to a public health per-
spective across conditions is new and could
have greater impact. The broader perspective
has the breadth we need to understand in order
to deal with caregiving as a public health priority. 9



Do women who are stressed-out have poorer outcomes in their cancer treatment and
if this is true what can health providers do to help? These are the big questions Deidre Pereira, Ph.D., an assistant pro-
fessor in the department of clinical and health psychology, wants to explore. Her latest research focuses on the mind-
body relationship in women with cancer of the lining of the uterus, called endometrial cancer. Pereira's study, which is
scheduled to be completed in 2008, uses physical and psychological evaluation to measure the stress levels of women
undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer. Higher levels of stress hormones may decrease immune functioning, so
Pereira wants to investigate whether women who have better social support systems in place have better treatment
outcomes. If her hypothesis proves true, clinicians could help women cope through psychological treatment.


* Endometrial cancer is the fourth most
common cancer among women and the
most common gynecological cancer. In
2005, more than 40,000 women were
diagnosed with the disease.
* Studies show a relationship between
increased stress hormones and decreased
immune system function.
* If a relationship between negative life
stress and an increase in stress hormones
exists, and if that increase poses a risk to
the health of patients with cancer, Pereira
said clinicians should be able to help
patients develop better coping methods.

( ( I'm hoping to be able to
help women who have cancer
improve their emotional quality |
of life and in turn help them
have better physical quality of
life. If we find the relationship
between stress and an increase
in stress hormones exists, we can move in and
help women who are going through this develop
better coping styles, which may have an effect on
their clinical outcomes. 9J



National research has shown that about 90 percent of peo-
ple older than 65 prefer driving or riding in a car to all other modes of transportation. In a car-dependent society, Sherrilene
Classen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of occupational therapy, hopes her research will help keep older
drivers on the road safely for longer. Using an instrumented car and trained driving evaluators, Classen investigated new fed-
eral guidelines for intersections, including left-hand turn lanes, extended shoulder space coming out of a turn and 90-degree
intersections. She recently published findings that she hopes will convince local government officials to implement the
changes. In three of five scenarios, drivers navigated turns with greater stability and confidence at the improved intersections
compared to the unimproved roadways. The benefits were seen for both younger and older drivers involved in the study,
demonstrating that improvements in roadway design can promote safe driving for motorists of all ages.


* In 2003, about one in seven licensed
drivers was 65 or older. By 2029, that
proportion is expected to rise to one in
four drivers, according to the AARP
Public Policy Institute.
* The National Older Driver Research
and Training Center at the UF College
of Public Health and Health
Professions is the nation's leading
research and service center dedicated
exclusively to older drivers.
* Previous national research indicates
there is a cause and effect relationship
between older people who do not drive
and the risk of depression, social isola-
tion and nursing home admission.

SC City engineers really need
to pay attention to these guide-
lines for road intersection
design. If we make the roads
safer for older adults, then they
can stay on the roads longer
and be safer. It is wrong to
assume that older people are not safe driv-
ers. We are putting too much blame on the
drivers instead of using systems to address
the problems. Handling this at an individual
level isn't enough. 9 J


Two key studies are making headway in the fight against obesity
in rural areas, where studies show the problem is more common than in cities. Directed by clinical and health psychology
researchers Michael Perri, Ph.D., a professor and associate dean for research, and David Janicke, Ph.D., an assistant professor,
the studies test the effectiveness of local weight management counseling for women and children in rural areas. In Perri's
study 300 women participated in counseling for six months and experienced an average weight loss of about 19 pounds.
The second half of his study will measure the success of face-to-face, phone and mail counseling in helping the women
keep the weight off. Janicke's study aims to discover whether counseling parents alongside or without their children is
more effective in helping kids from rural areas lose weight. "There have been virtually no studies prior to ours that have
specifically targeted people from rural areas," Perri said. "You need a mechanism to get the care to people."


* An estimated 33 percent of children in
the United States are overweight or at
risk for becoming overweight. Children in
rural areas have about a 50 percent
greater chance of becoming overweight
than children living in other areas.
* Research shows that laborers in rural
areas are less physically active than their
urban counterparts. Modern technology
has reduced the amount of physical
activity needed to do traditional rural jobs
such as farming and logging.
* In Perri's study, more than two-thirds of
the participants lost at least five percent
of their body weight during six months of
counseling, according to initial findings.

6 6 A lot of our work with
parents is on how to gradually
make changes in their chil- l I
dren's lifestyles. Maybe one
week they're just going to cut
back on soda or change from
whole milk to two percent. You
aren't going to tell a kid to never have pizza
or a cookie again that's ridiculous. j j


Dozens of students and faculty members in the Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of
Physical Therapy and Master of Public Health programs have brought their expertise to the world over the past few
years. Audiology students and faculty perform hearing tests and donate hearing aids and other portable equipment to
health care professionals during the group's yearly trip to Yucatan, Mexico. Members of the physical therapy depart-
ment travel annually to the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua to provide information on current physical
therapy techniques and treatments to the university's physical therapy faculty. In 2005, public health students traveled
to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti and Mexico to educate clinic patients on topics such as the prevention of
tuberculosis, improved sanitation and infection control.


* Limited access to continuing education
and Spanish language textbooks has put
the Nicaraguan physical therapy curricu-
lum 15 to 20 years out-of-date.
* Audiology doctoral students treated more
than 500 children and 100 adults in
Mexico in 2006. In recognition of their
work, the UF chapter of the National
Association for Future Doctors of
Audiology received the association's
Chapter of the Year Award.
* Master of Public Health students devel-
oped their own topics for educational
programming, including the prevention
of mosquito-transmitted diseases.

Cl I think the trip to
Nicaragua gives students a
much bigger perspective of
their profession. It's not
just my clinic that I work
in; I can have an impact on
many more lives than just
those that I treat on a daily basis. I can
have a big impact by going myself or
helping others go. 9


A new clinical service in the depart-
ment of clinical and health psychology
is the first in the nation to address the
cognitive deficiencies older people may
experience following major surgery.

In one study 40 percent of patients
age 65 or older who underwent major
surgery had cognitive deficits at the
time of discharge. When the patients
were tested again three months later,
15 percent still had problems.

Although theories abound, the cause
of post-operative cognitive dysfunction
is unknown, said Catherine Price,
Ph.D., an assistant professor who is
currently researching whether major
surgery could increase cognitive
decline in patients with Alzheimer's

"Unfortunately, older adults often do
not report changes in memory or
thinking until a problem or signifi-
cant accident occurs," Price said.
"This is especially true for patients
who already have memory or think-
ing problems prior to surgery or for
patients who have limited family

The U.S. Office of Minority Health
has developed national standards on
cultural competence for health care
providers, but no research has been
done to measure how well the new
standards are meeting the needs of
patients from racial and ethnic
minority groups.
Now, a research group led by Robert

Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., an associ-
ate professor in the department of
health services research, management
and policy, will evaluate whether the
standards are actually improving
patients' experiences.

"National studies have revealed that
minority patients rate their health care
experiences less positively than do
white patients, particularly with regard
to communication with clinicians, staff
responsiveness and receipt of treatment
information," Weech-Maldonado said.

By analyzing data from 300
California hospitals, the team will
assess minority patients' experiences
regarding communication with doc-
tors and nurses, responsiveness of
staff, cleanliness, noise level, pain
control and discharge information.
The researchers will also look at
what organizational and market
characteristics are associated with
providers' adherence to the cultural
competency standards.

As an infectious disease specialist in
her home country of El Salvador, Alba
Amaya-Burns, M.D., directed a tuber-
culosis program that is recognized as
an international model for prevention
and treatment.

Amaya-Burns now brings her expertise
to UF, helping to forge relationships
with Latin American countries in her
position as associate professor in the
colleges of Medicine and Public Health
and Health Professions, and as
director of Latin American Training
Programs for the Southeastern
National Tuberculosis Center.

"We have proposed the development
of a Latin American Regional Center
of Excellence for TB research and
training in El Salvador to help other

countries reach that level of success
in prevention and treatment,"
Amaya-Burns said.

Plans call for a TB regional diploma
for health workers, advanced training
for laboratory technicians and
exchange programs for students and
faculty, as well as implementation of
new WHO tuberculosis strategies.
The center will roll out programs in
El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua,
the Dominican Republic, Honduras
and Haiti, with more Latin American
countries to come.

A team led by Krista Vandenborne,
Ph.D., chair of the department of
physical therapy, is using a powerful
new magnet to assess muscular
dystrophy therapies. Their work will
determine the effectiveness of new
muscular dystrophy treatments as they
are tested in clinical trials.

Muscular dystrophy causes the
muscles that control movement to
progressively weaken and lose the
ability to regenerate after an injury,
eventually turning the muscle tissue
into fat.

"Muscular dystrophy is a devastating
disease and it's about time it gets
cured," Vandenborne said.

The team uses magnetic resonance
imaging, which provides precise, non-
invasive assessments of muscle tissue
quality. This assessment allows
researchers to determine the natural
progression of the disease, the
muscles that should be targeted for
therapy, and the efficacy of treatments.

"Our work is setting the stage for the
evaluation of clinical studies of drug
interventions and gene transfer cur-
rently in development for muscular
dystrophy," Vandenborne said.


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Total Income All Sources
(millions of dollars)



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Clinic Income
(millions of dollars)







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State Income
(millions of dollars)

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Grant Awards
(millions of dollars)




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Federal State Private Internal Total

Research Funding by Sources
FY 2005-06
(millions of dollars)













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Faculty Positions

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Undergraduate and Graduate Student Enrollment

Bachelor's Degrees
* Health Science
-Health Science track
-Pre-occupational therapy track
-Rehabilitative Services track

Master's Degrees
* Health Administration
* Occupational Therapy
(entry-level, advanced
and distance learning)
* Public Health
* Rehabilitation Counseling

Doctoral Degrees
* Audiology
* Clinical and Health
* Health Services Research
* Physical Therapy
* Rehabilitation Science

* Behavioral Science and
Community Health
* Clinical and Health Psychology
* Communicative Disorders
* Epidemiology and Biostatistics
* Health Services Research,
Management and Policy
* Occupational Therapy
* Physical Therapy



Christina Adams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Lloyd Alford, M.S.
Clinical Lecturer
Elena Andresen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,
department of epidemiology and biostatistics
Nabih Asal, Ph.D.
Glenn Ashkanazi, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair
for Clinical Affairs, department of clinical and
health psychology
Brent Baldwin, M.A.
Clinical Lecturer
Russell Bauer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,
department of clinical and health psychology
Andrea Behrman, Ph.D., PT.
Associate Professor
Roxanna Bendixen, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Mark Bishop, Ph.D., P.T.
Assistant Professor
Stephen Boggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dawn Bowers, Ph.D.
Margaret Bradley, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Babette Brumback, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Alba Amaya-Burns, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor
Kerry Chmielenski, M.A.
Provisional Clinical
Assistant Professor
Terese Chmielewski, Ph.D., P.T.
Assistant Professor
Neale Chumbler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Timothy Conway, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Robert Cook, M.D., M.PH.
Associate Professor
Michael Crary, Ph.D.
Gwenda Creel, M.H.S., P.T.
Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of Clinical
Education, department of physical therapy

Bruce Crosson, Ph.D.
Barbara Curbow, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, department of
behavioral science and community health
Amy Dailey, Ph.D., M.PH.
Assistant Professor
Martha Sue Dale, M.S.
Assistant In and Assistant Program Director
Michael Daniels, Sc.D.
Associate Professor and Chief,
division of biostatistics
Jane Day, Ph.D., P.T.
Clinical Associate Professor and
Assistant Chair, department of
physical therapy
Brunilda de Paz, M.A.
Clinical Lecturer
Duane Dede, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Jason Demery, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Brian Dodge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Deborah Doss (Burr), Ph.D.
Associate Professor

R. Paul Duncan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, department of health
services research, management and policy
Patricia Durning, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Debra Ellison, PT.
Clinical Lecturer
Sheila Eyberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Eileen Fennell, Ph.D.
Joanne Foss, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and
Clinical Assistant Professor
Robert Frank, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Noreen Frans, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Marc Frazer, B.S., O.T.R.
Assistant In
Natalie Freeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Eugene Fueyo, M.P.T., PT.
Associate In
David Fuller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Gary Geffken, Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor
Steven George, Ph.D., P.T.
Assistant Professor
Tannahill Glen, Psy.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Katherine Gray-Lingis, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Christopher Gregory, Ph.D., P.T.
Research Assistant Professor
Robert Guenther, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Julius Gylys, II, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Allyson Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
James Hall, III, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor and Associate Chair,
department of communicative disorders
Stephanie Hanson, Ph.D.
Executive Associate Dean
and Clinical Professor
Jeffrey Harman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Shelley Heaton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Mary Hennessey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dale Hoidalen, M.A.
Clinical Lecturer
Alice Holmes, Ph.D.
Wendy Holt, B.S.O.T.
Sandra Hubbard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
David Janicke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
James Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair
for Academic Affairs,
department of clinical
and health psychology
Carlee Jones, M.S.
Clinical Lecturer
Yongsung Joo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Steven Kautz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
and Program Director
Thomas Kerkhoff, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor

Ryan Knight, M.S.
Assistant In
Sara Lancashire, M.A.
Clinical Lecturer
Brittany Lane, M.S.
Clinical Lecturer
Peter Lang, Ph.D.
Graduate Research Professor
Marie-Claude Laplante, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Christy Lemak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and
Program Director
Timothy Leslie, PT.
Assistant Program Director and Lecturer
Charles Levy, M.D.
Research Associate Professor
Kathye Light, Ph.D., PT.
Associate Professor
Andreas Loew, Ph.D.
Assistant In
Ellen Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Shankar Manamalkav, M.S.
Assistant In

Giselle Mann, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Research Scientist
William Mann, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,
department of occupational therapy
Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for
Research, department of clinical and
health psychology
Sheridan Martin, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
A. Daniel Martin, III, Ph.D., P.T.,
Christopher McCarty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director,
UF Survey Research Center
Dennis McCarthy, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Emily McClain, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Christina McCrae, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Niccie McKay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Keith Meneskie, M.H.S.
Clinical Lecturer
Gloria Miller, M.A., M.H.S., P.T., N.C.S.
Lecturer and D.PT.
Curriculum Coordinator

Carrie Mills, M.S.
Clinical Lecturer
Anna Moore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Renee Moyer, B.S.
Gloria Nieves-Cruz, B.S., O.T.R.
Program Director and Lecturer
Joanne Oren, M.A., P.T.
Program Director and Lecturer
Diana Ortiz Velez, B.S., O.T.R.
Assistant In
Mary Peoples-Sheps, Dr.P.H.
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs and
Associate Professor
Deidre Pereira, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Eric Perez, M.A.
Clinical Lecturer
William Perlstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Michael Perri, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
and Professor

Laura Perry, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Mary Anne Pinner, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Sara Plager, M.Ed.
Acting Chief and Clinical Lecturer
Jamie Pomeranz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Catherine Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Steven Pruett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Emily Pugh, M.A.
Program Director and Assistant In
Lorie Richards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Michael Robinson, Ph.D.
John Rosenbek, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, department of
communicative disorders
Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for International Programs
and Professor
Horace Sawyer, Ed.D.
Samuel Sears, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Claudia Senesac, Ph.D., P.T., P.C.S.

Linda Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and
Associate Chair, department
of behavioral science
and community health
Kimberly Shaw, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Orit Shechtman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Debra Shimon, Au.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Iris (Anne) Sleep, M.S.
Clinical Associate In and
Program Director
Jeffrey Stoll, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Cyd Strauss, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Dianne Swanson-Gaines, M.S., P.T.
Associate In
Edna Talmor, M.F.A., O.T.R.
Associate In
Mary Thigpen, Ph.D., P.T.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Shelley Trimble, P.T.
Assistant In
Krista Vandenborne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair,
department of physical therapy
Craig Velozo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and
Associate Chair, department of
occupational therapy
Karen Victorian, P.T.
Assistant In
Lori Waxenberg, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Brenda Wiens, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Michelle Woodbury, Ph.D., O.T.R./L.
Research Assistant Professor
Zhou Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Amy Yarbrough, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Linda Young, Ph.D.
Mary Ellen Young, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Mei Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor


Private support makes a world of

With shrinking state support and tough e. f Od
competition for federal research funds, l
the college relies on the support of
private donors now more than ever in '
order to remain at the forefront of
health education and research.

"Private support of the college is the
only means by which we can flourish,"
said Carlee Thomas, the college's
development director. "It makes a
difference in so many measurable ways
- in the training and facilities we offer
to our students, the scholarships and I
professorships we need to recruit
and retain the brightest students and Andrea Gregg, College of Nursing Jacksonville Campus director; Cyrus Jollivette, BCBSF senior vice
president of public affairs; Win Phillips, UF's vice president for research; Catherine Kelly, BCBSF vice
faculty, the talented pool of health president of public affairs; and R. Paul Duncan, chair of PHHP's department of health services
professionals we create for employers, research, management and policy, following the announcement of BCBSF's endowment to UF at a
and the research discoveries that influ- board meeting of Enterprise Florida. PHOTO BY TRACY BROWN WRIGHT.

ence health care."

errors. Florida also faces unique chal-
lenges because of rapid growth, the
state's large elderly population and the
diverse and international composition of
its residents.

With a $3.5 million endowment, Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Florida estab-
lished the BCBSF Center for Health
Care Access, Patient Safety and Quality
Outcomes. The new center is housed in
the colleges of Public Health and
Health Professions and Nursing and will
work to significantly improve the health
of Florida's citizens.

The endowment, which totals $6.7 mil-
lion with state matching funds, also
brings the BCBSF Professorship in
Health Services Administration in the
College of Public Health and Health
Professions to full chair status. This
position allows for the recruitment of
a premier faculty member to conduct
research on health care delivery and

Through this center, UF leaders and
BCBSF hope to address the unique
health care issues that affect Florida's
quality of life and economic viability.
Critical issues include access, the nurs-
ing shortage, patient safety and medical

As a UF student, Thomas Summerill,
master's in health administration and
M.B.A. '84, juggled family, school and
work responsibilities that would have
overwhelmed most people. But the
assistance he and his wife Trudy
received from the university helped
them get through that chaotic time and
now they are providing the same kind
of support to current students.

The Summerills recently announced
their $30,000 gift to the college to
establish the Thomas and Trudy
Summerill Scholarship in Health
Administration, a need-based scholar-
ship that will be awarded annually
to a second-year student in health

The Summerills were recent high
school graduates and newlyweds from
Virginia when they moved to
Gainesville in 1978 so Thomas could
complete UF bachelor's and master's
degrees. Life became even busier
when Trudy gave birth to twins Drew
and Nichole, now 26, during

Thomas's sophomore year. To make
ends meet, Thomas worked campus
jobs 25 hours a week in addition
to his full-time studies, and Trudy
worked full-time as a UF clerk and
typist. An on-campus apartment in
married housing, the convenience of
Baby Gator day care, and flex time in
their jobs helped to make it all possible.

Since graduation, Thomas has held
administrative positions in managed
care companies. He currently serves as
CEO of Wellcare Florida. Trudy went on
to earn a degree in interior design from
Purdue University.

"We feel very blessed for the things
we've been given and we decided to
give back to the place where we had
roots and help other students who may
be in a similar kind of situation that we
were in," Trudy said.

With a little blood, sweat and tears,
faculty, staff, students and friends of
the college have raised more than
$85,000 for student scholarships by
participating in the annual Horse Farm
Hundred, a non-competitive 100-mile
bike tour of Marion County's beautiful
horse farm country.

Rider sponsorships collected by Team
PHHP members fund two annual student
scholarships. In 2006, Ameen Baker, a
student in the master's in health admin-
istration program, and Justin Wright,
a student in the bachelor's in health
science program, received the Horse
Farm Hundred Leadership Awards.

"It has been an honor to be a recipi-
ent of the award," Baker said. "My
involvement in the college has been
considerably beneficial to me both
professionally and educationally. I
look forward to graduating this spring
and going on to become a health care
executive in Florida."

To help the department of health services
research, management and policy move
into top 10 status, Michael 0. and
Barbara Bice established the UF health
services administration professorship fund.

Michael Bice, a former senior vice presi-
dent and health care practice leader for
Marsh, a global insurance broker, has a

longstanding relationship with the depart-
ment. He has been an adjunct faculty
member since 1994 and also served
terms as the department's acting chair
and as director of the executive master's
in health administration degree program.

As a challenge endowment, the Bices'
$100,000 commitment helped to raise
another $100,000 in new gifts. Major
contributors included Munroe Regional
Healthcare System, Martin Memorial
Healthcare Systems, Lakeland Regional
Health System, Health First, and Shands
at the University of Florida. A matching
gift from the state of Florida brings the
total gift to more than $300,000.

The first recipient of the Bice Term
Professorship in Health Services
Administration is Christy Lemak, Ph.D.,
an associate professor and associate chair
in the department of health services,
research, management and policy and
director of the master's in health adminis-
tration degree program.

"The department is very, very good on
almost every level," Bice said. "But most
top 10 health administration programs in
the United States have endowed profes-
sorships. We wanted to create a fund that
would help the department move into top
10 status and attract and retain high
quality faculty."

Horse Farm Hundred 2005 Team PHHP members included scholarship awardees Justin Wright
(second row, fourth from left) and Ameen Baker (second row, far right). PHOTO BY MICHELE ROLLEN.

$1,000,000 or more
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

$100,000 $500,000
Brooks Health Foundation
Commonwealth Fund
Planned Parenthood of Miami
State Endowment Matching Gifts
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer

$50,000 $99,999
Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society
Chattanooga Group
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
Mack R. and Susan K. Hicks
Winter Park Health Foundation

$10,000 $49,999
Access Health Solutions
Ronald R. and Mary Lynne Aldrich
Alexander Graham Bell Association
American Heart Association
Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate
American Medical Student Association
American Society of Charitable
American Psychological Association
Deafness Research Foundation
Engage Media Solutions LLC
Foundation for Anesthesia Education
and Research
Florida Health Professions
Association, Inc.
Louis C. and Jane Gapenski
Health First, Inc.
Lakeland Regional Health Systems, Inc.
Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc.
Munroe Regional Healthcare Systems
Ella E. Muthard
Shands Healthcare
Society for Psychophysiological Research

$5,000 $9,999
Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D.
Eileen B. Fennell, Ph.D.
Health Care District of Palm Beach
Intelicus LC
Anne T. and Rolf M. Kuhns
Preferred Medical Plan, Inc.
Dr. Horace and Vivian Sawyer
Sponsored Research-Miscellaneous
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