UWF program addresses 2010 oil spill’s effects on mental health

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill not only wrought environmental and economic damage across the Gulf Coast, it also exacerbated the need for mental health counseling throughout the region. Dr. Glenn Rohrer, who recently retired as a professor of social work at the University of West Florida, led the effort locally to meet that need. He […]

President Saunders: UWF stands with our community

Twice this year, UWF has closed the campus for hurricanes. We were spared the wrath of Hurricane Irma and caught only a glancing blow from Hurricane Nate, but we seized the opportunity to use our resources to help our state and our community. We offered to let Gulf Power use our field house as a […]

UWF researchers studying effects of artificial reefs

Written by Richard Conn, UWF Center for Research and Economic Opportunity. Photo by Michael Spooneybarger. Among the projects funded by BP because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the deployment of artificial reefs along Florida’s Panhandle as part of an effort to restore crucial habitats for fish and other marine animals. University of West […]

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CEDB looks beyond microbial biology for new research projects

By Richard Conn, UWF Center for Research and Economic Opportunity Dr. Wade Jeffrey is a professor in the University of West Florida Department of Biology and has served as director of the University’s Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) since June 2015. He has been with the center since 1991. The CEDB is participating […]

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