Posts Tagged ‘Carla VandeWeerd’

USF professors lend interdisciplinary expertise to cutting-edge medical alert system

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A pair of USF professors from seemingly disparate disciplines are helping to further develop and refine a new medical alert system with state-of-the-art potential. “We were approached by a company that’s developing technology to monitor seniors at home,” said Dr. Carla VandeWeerd, assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the USF […]

Harrell Center a local and international force in violence prevention

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Like many entities directed at the greater public good, the USF College of Public Health’s Harrell Center was the product of a private philanthropist’s gift. James Harrell and his family wanted to do something to help eliminate family violence, and they acted on that desire. The result was a […]

USF Public Health plays pivotal role in Hillsborough County’s plan to prevent violence

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Preliminary analysis of a Hillsborough County youth survey identifies a range of risk factors for violence, but also indicates that schools may be well positioned to help implement programs and strategies to prevent child abuse, substance abuse, crime and other types of violence. Martha Coulter, DrPH, professor and director of the Harrell Center at the […]

Dr. Aimee Eden is living the dream in Kentucky

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Aimee Eden, PhD, MPH, is a qualitative researcher at the American Board of Family Medicine in Lexington, KY. Her focus areas include: various aspects of family medicine, including quality of care, patient- and family-centered care, professionalism, inter-professional collaboration, physician experience, and much more. As the mother of two young children, family medicine hits close to […]

First Paper from The Villages Health Assessment Hot off the Press

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The first paper to be published based on the comprehensive assessment of health and quality of life of residents of The Villages was published this week in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.   Entitled “The Association of Physical and Mental Health with Sexual Activity in Older Adults in a Retirement Community”, the paper is a collaborative […]