HealthStreet March Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 3, 2019

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Meet the Panel: Gut Health & the Microbiome [OCOH Town Hall, March 28th]

UF HealthStreet to host a town hall meeting on how the microbes in our gut affect our health. On Thursday, March 28th, UF Healthstreet...READ MORE »


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 March calendar 


Did you know?

HealthStreet hosts support groups for people diagnosed with cancer and can link them to other resources, including opportunities to participate in health research.

Our survivor cohort has nearly 950 community members. If you're interested in joining, call us at (352) 294-4880. 


Interested in participating in research?

UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers to enroll.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. 

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

  1. A study for men between the ages of 41-51, with a bachelor's degree or higher, to test basic cognitive and motor functions for comparison against NASA astronaut data;
  2. A study for people 55+ to learn more about the influence of oxytocin on physical health, thinking, feelings, and social contact with other people;
  3. A study using virtual human technology (VHT) seeking participants who identify as Hispanic/Latino, who are between the ages of 50-73, and who are fluent in reading and speaking both English and Spanish; and
  4. A study that examines if the study drug, Niraparib, works against advanced-stage neoplastic cancers.

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact HealthStreet at 352-294-4880.


Learn how HealthStreet can help your study:


About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida.  By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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Tamara Lowrey
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University of Florida | Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions | College of Medicine
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