Class of 2017

Nearly 500 PHHP students graduated from UF in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree ceremonies this spring. Welcome to the alumni family, graduates! Photos by UF Photography and Kristen Grace.

Dominique DuBose, a doctoral student in rehabilitation science, enters the doctoral degree graduation ceremony.

Jared Burdgess crosses the stage to receive his master’s degree in health administration while President Kent Fuchs looks on.

Doctor of physical therapy graduates Mary McIntyre and Karen Kacenjar capture a selfie before the doctoral degree ceremony.

Dr. Ronald Spitznagel, a PHHP professor emeritus, leads President Kent Fuchs in the doctoral ceremony processional.

Carolyn Nguyen, who graduated with a bachelor’s in health science in the communication sciences and disorders track, accepts her honors cord from Dr. Susan Nittrouer, chair of the department of speech, language, and hearing sciences, during the college’s convocation ceremony.

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Spring 2017

In the air

A new study finds women who have higher exposure to fine particulate matter in the air are more likely to have dense breast tissue, a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer.

Moving ahead

Dr. Gordon Mitchell’s research has shown that the ability to breathe on one’s own after a spinal cord injury can be improved by manipulating a patient’s oxygen levels.

Mark Robitaille named 2017 PHHP Alumnus of the Year

Mark E. Robitaille was named the college’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in recognition of outstanding leadership contributions to the field of hospital administration.

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