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OCEARCH launches new expedition with JU shark researcher helping guide study of great whites off Southeast coast

The world-renowned shark-research ship M/V OCEARCH is docked in downtown Jacksonville this week, readying for a return to open waters Thursday, Jan. 18, to study mature great white sharks as they winter off the Southeast coast.

On board the flagship …

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HEALTHY LIFE: When should you call in Hospice?

Recently I was asked a not so uncommon question by someone facing the loss of a loved one because of a terminal illness: How do you know when it’s the right time to call in Hospice?

For most of us, …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Ostomies require life adjustments

President Dwight Eisenhower, former pro golfer Al Geiberger, former all-pro Green Bay Packer Jerry Kramer, the late U.S. Speaker of the House Thomas “Tip” O’Neill and Olympic gold medalist and pro golfer Babe Zaharias all had something in common — …

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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society’s JU chapter inducts students, faculty

More than 50 undergraduate and graduate students were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, joining an elite national group whose members have served in the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court; won Nobel and Pulitzer …

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Living homeless gives CMHC masters student Joe Johnson priceless insight as he aids Florida supportive housing study

Joe Johnson needed to feel the fear.

A JU Clinical and Mental Health Counseling masters student, Johnson spends much of his day with the chronically homeless as Housing Programs Manager for the local nonprofit Ability Housing, offering guidance on support …

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JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners.…

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RIVER LIFE: Irma’s incredible impact on St. Johns River

The impact Hurricane Irma had on the St. Johns River continues to amaze me. As a marine scientist, I understand the how and why, but the sheer magnitude is still sinking in. The size of Irma and the amount of …

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More recovery specialists on the way for region with major $447,150 training grant to School of Applied Health Sciences

More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …

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A patient-centered approach to the U.S. drug epidemic to be discussed by top experts Nov. 14

A major seminar at Jacksonville University Nov. 14 will gather the region’s top substance abuse experts to describe outreach, prevention and treatment for those affected by the cascading U.S. drug epidemic, including U.S. veterans.

The 3½-hour event is supported by …

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