Edition Information: Volume 2 Issue 5 2015

Thank you for reading HealthStreet's Monthly Newsletter. Included are articles that keep the community and you up-to-date with HealthStreet's events!

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

     137 New HealthStreet Members

     112 New Navigations to UF Research

     111 Blood Pressure Screenings

         8 Screenings for HIV 

 

6,257 Total HealthStreet Members

***Numbers reflect data collected between 5/19/2015 –6/18/2015***

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HealthStreet Awarded Grant from the University of Florida Libraries

HealthStreet was the recipient of a grant from the University of Florida Libraries to fund an innovative health education project, Educating UF Research Participants: Consumer Health Information Services at HealthStreet Read more

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HealthStreet Featured in Business In the Heart of Florida 

HealthStreet was featured in the July issue of Business In the Heart of Florida, a publication in Alachua County. The article captures the innovation that HealthStreet provides to the community and research enterprise by reaching out to people who are usually not given a voice in studies. Read the full article

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Research at HealthStreet: Making Mental Health Management Mobile

Mobile phone applications are used by today’s younger generation for various tasks: setting personal reminders, chatting with friends, sharing photos, listening to music and navigating social media. An innovative research study conducted at HealthStreet is taking mobile application usage one step further: to see if people would use an app to monitor and manage their mental health. Read more

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Meet Isis Barnes, Our Summer Scholar from the National Institute on Drug Abuse 

HealthStreet would like to welcome Isis Barnes, a recent UF graduate with a degree in biology, who was awarded a prestigious 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Summer Scholarship. This is the Cottler Lab’s 11th year with the honor of hosting a NIDA Summer Scholar and the team is happy to have Isis on board.

During her 8-week-long internship with HealthStreet at the University of Florida, Isis is assisting with data entry and coding for the NIDA-funded Navigation Study, “Transformative Approach to Reduce Research disparities Toward Drug Users” (R01 DA027951). She is working on a research project that looks at the correlation between mental health or cardiovascular conditions with substance use among Navigation Study participants.

Meet Matthew Clowers, Our Summer Scholar from the Prostate Cancer Research Training Opportunities for Outstanding Leaders (ReTOOL)

HealthStreet would like to welcome Matthew Clowers, a biology student that is currently participating in biomedical research. The main focus of his research is to investigate different histone modifications that may be utilized to help treat castration resistant prostate cancer. The ReTOOL program is a partnership program between University of Florida (UF) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) to address the lack of well-trained minority prostate cancer scientists in Florida. To learn more, please visit: http://retool.cop.ufl.edu/

 

Meet Karthik Arulselvam, Our Summer 2015 HealthStreet Intern

HealthStreet would like to welcome Karthik Arulselvam, who is majoring in epidemiology and biostatistics from Boston University; he is doing his research practicum on predominant health concerns among veterans at HealthStreet with the University of Florida.

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HealthStreet Takes on Heat Stress

HealthStreet volunteer Shirley De Leon helps us understand what heat stress is, what are the warning signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat and prevent this summer-prevalent condition! Read more

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July Calendar

For More HealthStreet Events, Click on Our Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups and events that aim to better the community's health! 

Click here to see our July calendar

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Research at HealthStreet

Information for Researchers

HealthStreet offers services to UF investigators. Community Health Workers meet community members in the field and link them to studies through the coordinator. We also routinely check our population database for persons who may fit eligibility criteria for UF studies.  Find out what HealthStreet can do for your research study! 

Learn how HealthStreet can help your study

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HealthStreet Info

About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is an innovative community-engagement program that aims to reduce health and research disparities by linking community members to social and medical services and opportunities to participate in research that is relevant to them. 

Learn more about HealthStreet

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