60th Anniversary Giving Challenge

60th anniversary giving challenge

Our students are training for the health challenges of the next 60 years

For 60 years, the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions has made a powerful impact on the health professions and public health disciplines. Our incredible faculty and students have a passion for the health and welfare of others and are committed to making a difference in our state, across the country and around the world. Thank you to our alumni and friends who made a gift during the PHHP 60th Anniversary Giving Challenge. Your contribution will help support students as they train for the health challenges of the next 60 years.

Thanks to your generosity, we raised $56,740 (far surpassing our $10,000 goal!) to support our students as they train for the health challenges of the next 60 years. THANK YOU!


Taylor ParmenterYour generosity is helping me pursue my dream of becoming a pediatric physical therapist. I am able to gain hands-on clinical experiences, learn from world-renowned physical therapists, access ample resources and equipment, and volunteer with children in our community through the Balance 180’s adaptive gymnastics program. Your efforts have helped me enormously in my journey — I cannot thank you enough.


— Taylor Permenter
Department of Physical Therapy

Breton AskenYour generosity has provided the foundation for my success in both clinical and research endeavors within the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Collaborations among excellent professors, mentors, and students have facilitated several important contributions to the science of brain injury. Important ongoing endeavors include studying concussions and repetitive brain trauma, which affects millions of athletes and military personnel around the world.


— Breton Michael Asken

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Abigail WolzWhile in graduate school to become a health administrator, I have had opportunities to gain firsthand experience through internships at UF Health, presenting research at national conferences such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and having part of my education funded through leadership scholarships. With your generous support, I am confident in my ability to positively impact the field of health care after graduation.


— Abigail Wolz

Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy

Meganne MuirI am pursuing my master’s in speech-language pathology while participating as a research assistant for a project that I love — a longitudinal study exploring language outcomes in children with hearing loss. As an out-of-state student, I feel fortunate to be able to follow this project across universities, allowing me to maintain the close relationships that I’ve made with the children and their families. All of this was made possible through the generosity of donors like you.


— Meganne Muir
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences