Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

Two COPH faculty awarded 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, USF Health distinguished professor, chair of global health and interim chair of environmental and occupational health, and Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor of epidemiology, are among 17 faculty members from across the USF System with the 2017 Outstanding Research Achievement Awards. The ceremony was held in […]

Dr. Amy Alman receives $3M NIH grant to examine the subgingival microbiome

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been awarded a $3 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to examine the bacteria in plaque below the gum line and its association with Type 1 diabetes, […]

Using the internet to reduce diabetes risk inexpensively

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There are more cost-effective ways to combat obesity and its related health issues, according to new research, and the answer is just a click away. USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, and colleagues found that providing an online adaptation of a diabetes prevention lifestyle […]

When patients choose, they lose and reduce diabetes risk

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More than 80 million Americans have prediabetes, increasing their chances of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Janice Zgibor, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and research colleagues set out to determine if weight loss and […]

COPH researcher: heart fat matters

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Where the body stores fat can have serious systemic effects on health, according to Dr. Amy Alman, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Alman’s research found that higher levels of pericardial fat, which is fat deposited around the heart, is associated with higher rates of diabetes in […]