UWF study of suicide and opioid death rates in US pinpoints geographical areas of concern

An analysis by a University of West Florida team identified areas in the contiguous United States where suicide and opioid death rates are high and where the deaths overlap. The observations have the opportunity to assist health agencies in these areas in identifying conditions that may be driving an unusually high rate of suicides and/or […]

UWF steps up for the Northwest Florida Heart Walk

The University of West Florida and Northwest Florida communities came together in support of the American Heart Association as UWF hosted the 2022 Northwest Florida Heart Walk at the Pensacola campus on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Seventeen companies, 61 teams and 442 walkers raised more than $118,000 to fund life-saving research for the prevention and […]

Dr. David Bellar, Dean of the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health announces new dean

The University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health is welcoming David M. Bellar as the new dean of the college. “Dr. Bellar is a highly accomplished scholar with many years of experience in health and health-related fields and we are pleased to have him join UWF,” said UWF Provost and Senior Vice […]

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UWF nursing students administering COVID-19 vaccinations

University of West Florida nursing students are on the front line of the vaccination effort in Northwest Florida, administering vaccines to priority individuals. Since February, 54 nursing students have administered vaccinations at various locations throughout the area in partnership with Ascension Sacred Heart and the Escambia County Health Department. The BSN students work under the […]

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