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Archive for 2008



Message from Dr. Michael Good

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

After eight years as chair of the department of neurology, Dr. Edward Valenstein stepped down from the position June 30.

Spotlighting the Housestaff Class of 2008

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Chris Garces, M.D., will complete his general surgery training this summer at the College of Medicine and plans to make an impact in general thoracic surgery, a field in need of improved therapies, he says.

COM alumnus named dean of U.Va. School of Medicine

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., a 1974 graduate of the College of Medicine and an international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, will become vice president and dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine on Aug. 1. DeKosky, who currently serves as professor and chairman of the department of neurology and […]

Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Guest Column

What role can poetry play in the healing process? That is the question raised in a recent documentary that aired on PBS around the country this month. “Healing Words: Poetry & Medicine” tells the stories of patients from Shands at UF whose lives have been dramatically changed as a result of poetry and artistic expression. […]

Researchers develop neural implant that learns with the brain

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: From the Lab

Devices known as brain-machine interfaces could someday be used routinely to help paralyzed patients and amputees control prosthetic limbs with just their thoughts. Now, University of Florida researchers have taken the concept a step further, devising a way for computerized devices not only to translate brain signals into movement but also to evolve with the […]

UF Orthopaedic geneticist joins editorial board of prominent journal

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Faculty Recognition

College of Medicine researcher studying gene and stem-cell therapies for musculoskeletal diseases to edit Journal of Gene Therapy.

MBI director honored by Italian scientists, leaders

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

Dennis Steindler, Ph.D., executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, was honored for his contributions to neuroscience at a ceremony with officials from the Catholic University in Rome, the university’s teaching hospital — the Gemelli University Polyclinic — and the Italian government. Steindler, professor of […]

Faculty Council initiates new leaders

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous, Top Stories

After a 15-day online election by the College of Medicine faculty, the Faculty Council introduced David W. Kays, M.D., associate professor and chief of pediatric surgery as president-elect, and Regina Bussing, M.D., professor in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry, as vice president for the next fiscal year. Currently, Richard E. Neiberger, M.D., Ph.D., […]

Shands and COM welcome new residents

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: Staff

New Housestaff Fair helps incoming residents get their bearings before beginning their first official day as doctors at Shands at UF.

A Purposeful Summer

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: Students

It’s back to dorm living for fourth-year medical student Sherita Holmes as she serves as camp coordinator for the Health Care Summer Institute.