After eight years as chair of the department of neurology, Dr. Edward Valenstein stepped down from the position June 30.
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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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
College of Medicine researcher studying gene and stem-cell therapies for musculoskeletal diseases to edit Journal of Gene Therapy.
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 […]
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., […]
New Housestaff Fair helps incoming residents get their bearings before beginning their first official day as doctors at Shands at UF.