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Community Health Expo Encourages Prostate Screening for Black Men

Men attending the 2011 Men’s Health & Manpower Expo receive free prostate cancer screenings and learn about other important health issues and employment opportunities. UF Pharmacy Professor Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., director of community outreach at the UF Prostate Disease Center worked with community leaders to organize the event……

UF, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship. For an hour, Trollyn Gillins, 49, led the group through a series of jumping jacks, leg lifts, crunches and other moves she had learned from another church member at Open Door Ministries. In the year since she started going to church to exercise, Gillins has been able to stop taking one of her two blood pressure medicines, on the recommendation of her doctor. Before, she used to get exhausted easily, but now she can walk 3 miles with ease and line dance for more than an hour.

Pharmacist Responsibility for Screening of Opioid Use in Non-Tolerant Patients

W. Thomas “Tommy” Smith, Pharm.D., J.D., a clinical assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy has received a one-year award totaling more than $56,600 from Cephalon, Inc. The award supports research conducted by Smith and co-investigator, Professor David Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D., titled Pharmacist Responsibility for Screening of Opioid…

A Network of Equal Partnerships to Solve Inequality of Risks

The global burden of prostate cancer in men of African descent is the focus of a landmark collaborative conference organized by Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., a professor in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, and University of Florida Health Science Center researchers. Leaders from the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, Prostate Net and the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville,Inc. joined together in August to host the first “The Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men” conference in Jacksonville, Fla.