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Archive for 2009



Mission: Medical School

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Top Stories

First-year medical students conquer first week of classes.

New genes at work in patients with hereditary lung disease

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: From the Lab, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Three patients, apparently for the first time in their lives, were able to produce trace amounts of the protective form of a protein called alpha-1 antitrypsin for up to one year, a potential step toward a gene therapy for about 100,000 Americans with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Vision researchers see unexpected gain a year into blindness trial

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Ophthalmology

UF research suggests brain can find new ways to process optical information.

UF researcher recognized for innovative vascular discoveries

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Faculty in the News, Medicine

Anthony A. Bavry, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine at the COM, has been named the Stop Heart Disease Researcher of the Year by the Florida Heart Research Institute.

Book takes new look at cancer treatments

By • Aug 26th, 2009 • Category: Medicine, Published Papers, Radiation Oncology

Christopher Cogle, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at the COM collaborates on a book focused on cancer microenvironment.

UF-Jacksonville surgery chairman to speak in Gainesville

By • Aug 25th, 2009 • Category: Miscellaneous, Surgery

Speaking as the Robert H. Hux, M.D., Visiting Professor, Michael Nussbaum, M.D., chair of surgery at the UF Jacksonville campus, will discuss robotic technology and minimally invasive surgery.

UF-developed site to help improve physical fitness in kids

By • Aug 24th, 2009 • Category: Top Stories

COM informatics specialists developed a new Web site that could help Florida kids get fit.