Dr. Marian Limacher receives a professorship supporting research in cardiovascular medicine that is focused on the mission of the American Heart Association.
Archive for 2008
After graduating high school in 1999 and spending a year in Cuba’s mandatory military service, Leo Pena didn’t do anything for two years. No work. No school. It was too risky. “With the Cuban government, you have to play it really safe,” says Pena, a UF medical student who was held in his native Cuba […]
Could all those years chewing candy and slurping sugary sodas come back to haunt you? Perhaps. A new University of Florida study in rats shows that a fructose-filled diet blocks the appetite-controlling hormone leptin from doing its job, setting the body up for future obesity. Leptin is critical in controlling appetite and energy expenditure, and […]
After working at UF’s family medicine residency clinic since it opened, Diane Hazen is retiring this month.
Annual rock concert highlights the talents of COM musicians while raising money for international outreach and training programs.
Henry V. Baker, Ph.D., was appointed chairman of the department on Nov. 1. He also assumed the Hazel Kitzman professorship in genetics.
Hannah Stahmer smiles when she sees her clients in the vegetable and fruit section at the grocery story. Being able to educate them on nutritional eating habits for them and their children convinces her she chose the right job nine years ago. “Every day I have the chance to help someone, even if it’s just […]
Scientists have had the results of the Human Genome Project — a vast undertaking to map the genes that make up human DNA — for about five years now. Francis Collins, the project leader, talks about what will happen next.