UF news for week of March 25 listed

Published: March 22nd, 2013

Category: General

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here is the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

Monday, March 25
LOCAL FOOD — Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states, according to a University of Florida study.

Tuesday, March 26
CC0313 — Monthly Florida consumer confidence report. With color graphic showing 12-month and 5-year trends.

PARKINSONS BOOK — Michael Okun, M.D., co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration has written a book to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease live better lives while dealing with the disease. The book is being translated in 20 different languages because there is a dearth of information about the disease for non-English speakers.

Wednesday, March 27
FITNESS TO DRIVE – The University of Florida has launched the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure, a free, online tool to help caregivers and family members identify older at-risk drivers. After completing the screening, users are given a rating profile of the older driver and recommendations that can be shared with health professionals. The tool also offers guidelines for continued fitness to drive, options for interventions and advice on starting conversations about stopping driving.

Thursday, March 28
PROSTATE TREATMENT – A UF College of Pharmacy professor received a $1.2 million Department of Defense award to conduct in-depth ethnographic research and analysis of death rates, treatment choices and coping mechanisms among black men who have prostate cancer. The goal of the project is to develop ethically sensitive, specially targeted ways to encourage healthful behaviors.

Friday, March 29
Nothing scheduled.


News Desk Editor Ron Wayne, rwayne@ufl.edu

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