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Archive for 2008



Capturing Match Day 2008

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: Students

Photographs from a life-changing day for graduating medical students.

New Director of Health Science Center Libraries on board

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: Staff

New director of libraries officially introduced the Health Science Center

Novak appointed to lead Educational Affairs

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: New Hires/Appointments

Department of Pediatrics faculty member to fill associate dean position

Shearer named to direct Cancer Survivorship Program

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: New Hires/Appointments

The new program will provide an important resource for all cancer programs and is one of the key components of UF’s new partnership with the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Bracket Mania

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

With employers around the country worried about wasted work time due to the NCAA Basketball tournament, UF enjoys a year off from the normal March Madness obsession.

Health in a Heartbeat earns AAMC Award of Excellence

By • Apr 3rd, 2008 • Category: Staff, Top Stories

The Association of American Medical Colleges honors UF-produced public radio program that highlights the latest in medical research, consumer health and health industry trends.

Dean fills a number of Chair positions

By • Apr 2nd, 2008 • Category: New Hires/Appointments

Key chairman positions were filled with permanent appointments during the first few months of 2008.

Book: Fructose ‘missing link’ in obesity epidemic

By • Apr 1st, 2008 • Category: Articles, Awards, From the Lab

Could the simple sugar responsible for putting the sweet in everything from bananas to root beer be the missing link in understanding what puts the fat on a person’s thighs? Yes, according to a book penned by a University of Florida researcher that was published today. In his book, “The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout […]

Protein protects lung cancer cells from efforts to fix or kill them

By • Apr 1st, 2008 • Category: Articles, From the Lab

A protein that helps lung cancer cells thrive appears to do so by blocking healthy cells’ ability to fix themselves when radiation or chemicals such as nicotine damage their DNA, according to a University of Florida study to be published Friday (Feb. 29) in the journal Molecular Cell. High levels of the protein, known as […]

Welcome to the College of Medicine’s e-newsletter

By • Mar 31st, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Dr. Bruce Kone introduces the latest means of communication for the College of Medicine community. Staff, faculty, students, their parents and friends of the college now will have one more resource for news, information, schedules of events and features that help tell the story of medical education at the University of Florida.