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Archive for 2009



Physician Assistant Program receives ‘school’ status

By • Jun 26th, 2009 • Category: Department, Lead Story, Students

UF once again helps set the pace for physician assistant programs across the nation by elevating the College of Medicine’s program to school status just one week before graduation.

UF teaches children to be responsible cyclists

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous, Pediatrics

At a recent event hosted by fellows and residents from the department of pediatrics, children received new bicycle helmets plus tips on riding safely.

Wrong type of help from parents could worsen child’s OCD

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Category: Psychiatry, Top Stories

Soothing anxiety and helping with behaviors linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder could lead to more severe symptoms in children.

Older kidney transplant patients should more often consider live donors

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Category: Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Published Papers, Top Stories

Almost half of kidney transplant candidates older than 60 die before getting a deceased-donor organ.

Medicine, Dentistry faculty chosen for leadership program

By • Jun 24th, 2009 • Category: Faculty Recognition, Pediatrics

Drs. Novak and Stavropoulos are among 53 women selected to participate in a national program aimed at preparing women for top jobs in academic medicine.

Dunn named interim chair of anatomy and cell biology

By • Jun 23rd, 2009 • Category: Anatomy and Cell Biology, New Hires/Appointments

William A. Dunn Jr., Ph.D., was appointed interim chair of the department of anatomy and cell biology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Popular Alzheimer’s theory may be false trail

By • Jun 22nd, 2009 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience

Researchers with the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida discovered that inflammation of microglia — an abundant cell type that plays an important supporting role in the brain — does not appear to be associated with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could influence how scientists proceed with Alzheimer’s therapies.