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Archive for 2008



Scientists close in on method to fight deadly childhood cancer

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: From the Lab

A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Florida, has discovered a way to potentially block the growth of neuroblastoma, a type of cancer responsible for 15 percent of all cancer deaths in children. Working with human cell lines and tissue samples, researchers describe in Thursday’s (Oct. 16, 2008) online issue of […]

Leader of Human Genome Project to speak at UF

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

The public is invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Francis Collins, former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute and leader of the Human Genome Project, where he will discuss “Genomics, Medicine and Society.”

Reunion Weekend attracts hundreds of alumni back to campus

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

The University of Florida College of Medicine Alumni Reunion weekend took place Sept. 26 and 27 and was an event full of laughter, memories and many proud Gators rekindling  friendships. Organized each year by the office of UF Medical Alumni Affairs, the Alumni Reunion weekend began Friday evening with a class party held at the lobby […]

First-year med. student receives Air Force scholarship at 18

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

While most students her age are adjusting to their first semester of college, Maria Kravchenko is studying anatomy in her first-year of medical school at the University of Florida. You might say 18-year-old Maria Kravchenko, a Ukranian-born U.S. citizen is a bit advanced for her age. In fact, she recently was commissioned into the Air […]

Two nephrology faculty members honored with Tisher chair

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

The first two recipients of the C. Craig and Audrae Tisher Chair in Nephrology, Charles S. Wingo, M.D., and David Weiner, M.D., were named this summer.

Students awarded outstanding research award

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Students

Three students from the interdisciplinary PhD program at the College of Medicine are recognized for their outstanding research.

Ross named interim director of HSC News and Communications

By • Oct 23rd, 2008 • Category: Staff

Melanie Fridl Ross takes over as head of the Health Science Center’s news and communications office.

Shands announces relocation of Shands AGH services

By • Oct 22nd, 2008 • Category: Faculty Recognition

The Shands HealthCare board of directors voted on Oct. 22 to permanently close Shands AGH approximately one year from now. Programs and services will be relocated to Shands at UF and the new cancer hospital slated to open next fall.

COM faculty recieved service pins during general faculty meeting

By • Oct 22nd, 2008 • Category: Awards, Faculty Recognition

Dr. Michael Good, interim dean of the College of Medicine, presents nine faculty members with service pins in recognition of their 30 or more years of service to the college.