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Archive for 2008



UF med students curb Facebook entries following study

By • Aug 29th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

Reports of a recent study by researchers at the colleges of Medicine and Education apparently have had an impact on current UF medical students and their activity on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. After a review of UF medical students and residents found that a significant portion of them were publicizing personal […]

‘Hopkins’ series doctor to lecture at UF

By • Aug 29th, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

A neurosurgeon and brain-tumor researcher featured on the ABC News series “Hopkins,” will speak at the McKnight Brain Institute on Sept. 3. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa was an illegal immigrant working in the vegetable fields of California before taking night classes at a community college that eventually led him to Berkeley and Harvard Medical School.

Mate or hibernate? That’s the question worm pheromones answer

By • Aug 29th, 2008 • Category: From the Lab

If worms could talk, they might tell potential suitors, “I like the way you wriggle,” complete with that telltale come slither look. But worms send their valentines via signals known as pheromones, a complex chemical code researchers are now cracking, according to a study published today (July 23) in the journal Nature. Scientists from the […]

Office of Minority Affairs welcomes new assistant dean

By • Aug 29th, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

Dr. Michelle Jacobs receives an official and warm welcome as assistant dean for minority affairs at the College of Medicine.

The “lazy days of summer” don’t apply to Office of Student Affairs

By • Aug 29th, 2008 • Category: Staff

The five staff members at the Office of Student Affairs received high marks for their work during one of their most hectic times of year. From new-student orientation to preparing the fourth-year students for a landmark year, late summer is anything but a slow time.

UF’s first-year medical students receive a gift from alumni

By • Aug 25th, 2008 • Category: Students

With orientation behind them and the surprise gift of new stethoscopes from COM alumni, first-year medical students begin classes at the University of Florida.