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Archive for 2008

Dr. Marian Limacher named Suncoast Endowed Professorship

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Miscellaneous

Dr. Marian Limacher receives a professorship supporting research in cardiovascular medicine that is focused on the mission of the American Heart Association.

A long journey to medical school for UF student

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Students, Top Stories

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 […]

Fructose hampers hormone that controls appetite, UF study finds

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: From the Lab

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 […]

Family medicine residency clinic manager retiring

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Staff

After working at UF’s family medicine residency clinic since it opened, Diane Hazen is retiring this month.

MEDSTOCK 2008: rocking out for a cause

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Students

Annual rock concert highlights the talents of COM musicians while raising money for international outreach and training programs.

Henry Baker appointed chair of molecular genetics and microbiology

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Faculty Recognition

Henry V. Baker, Ph.D., was appointed chairman of the department on Nov. 1. He also assumed the Hazel Kitzman professorship in genetics.

Providing nutritional education to low and middle class families

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

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 […]

Genome advances move to mainstream, says Collins

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Top Stories

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.