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Archive for 2008



Barrett to remain as vice president of health affairs

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Dr. Doug Barrett will delay his plans to return to full-time faculty service and remain as senior vice president for health affairs for a year or until a new VP is hired.

UF and Moffitt to Bring Myeloid Cell Scientists Together

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

The UF College of Medicine and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute are organizing a four-day conference that will bring together – for the first time – investigators in fields such as cancer, trauma, autoimmunity and chronic inflammation.

Students honor special donors with a tree in Wilmot Gardens

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

Every year first-year students hold a commemorative ceremony in appreciation of those who donated their bodies for the gross anatomy course. This year the class of 2012 went a little green to show their thanks. First-year students planted a tree honoring their donors along with a recognition plaque in the Wilmot Gardens as their class […]

New UF initiatives strive to help budgets and environment

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

New campus-wide program “Think Before You Ink” is implemented in an effort to reduce printing costs and environmental impact.

Substance in red wine found to keep hearts young

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: From the Lab

How do the French get away with a clean bill of heart health despite a diet loaded with saturated fats? Scientists have long suspected that the answer to the so-called “French paradox” lies in red wine. Now, the results of a new study bring them closer to understanding why. Writing in the online, open-access journal […]

Department of Urology to collaborate with German biopharmaceutical firm

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

College of Medicine officials and CureVac, a German-based biopharmaceutical company, signed a collaboration agreement June 17 to advance research in prostate cancer vaccine therapy at a signing ceremony at the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex.

Campaign for Medicine tops $100 million mark

By • Jun 13th, 2008 • Category: Guest Column

The University of Florida’s $1.5 billion capital campaign, Florida Tomorrow, addresses the fundraising needs of UF’s 16 colleges and its many units and research centers. Ann Braun, associate dean for development and alumni affairs at the College of Medicine, provides an update on the Campaign for Medicine as well as her thoughts as a veteran […]

Third-year students spend long hours studying for Step 1

By • Jun 12th, 2008 • Category: Students

Members of the medical class of 2010 have been locked away in libraries, apartments and other favorite study locations preparing for the first step of the USMLE scheduled for June 30.