Obstetrics and Gynecology

Nature and Health – A Survey of the History of Wilmont Gardens

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alice Rhoton-Vlasak
Email: rhotona@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-7580
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No

Research Project Description:
The project will involve reviewing the History of Wilmont gardens and the benefit of nature exposure in medicine. The student will do oral history interviews with people related to Wilmont gardens, Royal Wilmont, Dr Harold Hume and more. It will involve review of UF historical botany and history archives about individuals who lead this movement at UF. There will also be a literature review on the connection of nature and health with an effort to develop medical guidelines.