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Archive for 2009



The big match

By • Mar 27th, 2009 • Category: Students, Top Stories

UF College of Medicine students students match to top residencies.

The COM strikes Gator gold with the Insider

By • Mar 26th, 2009 • Category: Staff

The College of Medicine’s electronic newsletter, the Insider, along with several photos and printed publications created by the Health Science Center Office of News and Communications were honored with Golden Gator awards.

Experimental Parkinson’s therapy may have robust weight-loss effect

By • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: From the Lab

A growth factor used to rescue dying brain cells may cause unwanted weight loss.

World TB Day brings new focus to an old disease

By • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous

Nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis each year. Housed in the COM, the CDC-funded Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center provides training and medical support to TB programs across the country and is now focusing on research.

UF participating in new public health law research program

By • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: Faculty in the News

COM faculty member Alexander C. Wagenaar, Ph.D., has been named associate director of a $19-million program that will support research examining legal and regulatory solutions to current public health issues and health emergencies.

Florida program could help expand hospice care for kids nationwide

By • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: Published Papers

Less than 11 percent of children receive hospice care at the end of life, but a new Florida program could help change this, UF researchers say.

Good will hunting

By • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: Faculty Recognition, Students

Mentorship, one of many valuable human connections, inspired the theme of the recent seventh annual banquet and induction ceremony of the Chapman Society.

MISSION: International Outreach – Project HEAL

By • Mar 23rd, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, Students

COM students and faculty bring medical education, aid and supplies to hundreds of people in remote regions of Ecuador.