Faculty sound bites — Winter 2020
UF College of Medicine faculty in the news
Dr. Michelle Cardel on nutrition tips for children
“Compliance is king — not what you eat but what can you stick to over the long term. When I’m talking with a child, the focus needs to be on the healthy behaviors, on developing a healthy eating pattern in your life and it being something you enjoy.”
— Michelle Cardel, PhD, a nutrition scientist and an assistant professor in the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics, discussing childhood obesity and the controversy over a Weight Watchers app for children with The New York Times, Aug. 26.
Dr. Torben Becker on the importance of bystander CPR
“Bystander CPR is the most important intervention to increase the chance of a good outcome, such as survival without severe brain injury.”
— Torben Becker, MD, PhD, associate medical director of Alachua County Fire Rescue and an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine, discussing his team’s research on bystander CPR during cardiac arrest with Reuters Health, Oct. 2.
Dr. Carol Mathews on the cause of OCD
“We all have occasional fears that go away without treatment, like being afraid of the dark … OCD is not the existence of these illogical thoughts, it is the inability to suppress them.”
— Carol Mathews, MD, a professor in the department of psychiatry and director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders at UF, discussing the Fear Facers Summer Camp for children with obsessive compulsive and anxiety disorders with The New York Times, June 28.
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This story originally ran in the Winter 2020 issue of the Doctor Gator newsletter.