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UF researchers receive funding to address pain in older adults

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville researchers were awarded a Florida Blue Foundation 2019 Quality of Patient Care Grant for $275,000 to implement a three-year project addressing pain management in older adults in Northeast Florida. The project is named the Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative, or AI-PAMI. The work is an expansion on the existing Pain Assessment and Management Initiative, established in 2014 by Phyllis Hendry, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics.

Joseph elected to American Academy of Pediatrics’ national board

Madeline Joseph, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, has been elected chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ District X. That district serves Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico.

Sleep well and stay well

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are realizing that the proverb, “The greatest health is wealth,” rings true. Now more than ever, we should focus on those lifestyle behaviors that make the highest deposits into our banks of good health. Research reveals adequate sleep is among those behaviors needing more attention. After all, restful sleep is essential for optimal immune function.

COVID-19 can’t stop medical emergencies from happening

The number of patients with medical conditions and life-threatening emergencies coming to emergency departments across the country has sharply declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer cars on the road and more people at home due to business and school closings are contributing factors, to be sure, but they are not the only reasons.