UF News and events of possible media interest (May 18)

Published: May 18 2015


UF News for week of May 18 listed

Monday, May 18

APNEA -- Children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome experience changes in normal brain activity while asleep and while awake, with some improvement possible during wakefulness after treatment, according to a new study by researchers at UF and at the Sleep Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study made use of methods and techniques pioneered by UF physiological science researcher Paul Davenport in the 1980s. Davenport is a co-author of the study, along with Dr. Ignacio Tapia, lead author, of CHOP. The study appeared in February in the Journal of Applied Physiology

BOLCH -- A University of Florida engineering professor will travel to Vienna next month to serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.

Tuesday, May 19


Wednesday, May 20


Thursday, May 21

HEARING -- UF researchers have shown that eating a healthy diet could improve your hearing.

Friday, May 22



UF events of possible media interest listed

The bugs are back

No, not the lovebugs, although they may drop by. UF Bug Week 2015 is underway and will continue until Saturday, May 23. For the third straight year, students, families and bug lovers will have a chance to celebrate all things creepy and crawly. Bug Week is hosted by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

To learn more, please visit http://bugs.ufl.edu or contact Ruth Borger at rborger@ufl.edu or 352-294-3329.


Picture a healthier you
UF Health will host its annual Community Health Fair
from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 28, at the UF Hilton Conference Center. Services will include blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening; body composition analysis; and CPR training, among others.

For more information, please contact Marsha Mott at mottms@shands.ufl.edu or 352-265-0373.


Media Contact: Steve Orlando, sfo@ufl.edu
Events Editor: Paul Bernard, paulb@ufl.edu