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Archive for 2010



New chief of general surgery joins UF

By • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: New Hires/Appointments, Surgery

Dr. Steven Hughes, former chief of gastrointestinal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the new chief of general surgery in the College of Medicine.

Ophthalmalogy receives grant, award for eye research

By • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: Awards, Ophthalmology

COM ophthalmology department receives Research to Prevent Blindness grant and Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research.

COM scientists find genetic clues about pain insensitivity

By • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: From the Lab, Video

Two novel mutations in a gene associated with pain signaling could ultimately point to new therapies for people who feel unbearable or chronic pain.

First-year med students receive unexpected surprise

By • Aug 19th, 2010 • Category: Lead Story, Students

With orientation behind them and the surprise gift of new stethoscopes from COM alumni, first-year medical students begin classes at the University of Florida.

UF Institute on Aging opens Health Promotion Center

By • Aug 17th, 2010 • Category: Aging and Geriatric Research, Event, Video

The UF Institute on Aging on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its new Health Promotion Center. The center creates an opportunity for cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental collaborations to investigate the role of physical activity and other interventions in disease prevention and management.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds childhood cancer research at UF

By • Aug 17th, 2010 • Category: Faculty in the News, Pediatrics, Top Stories

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer awarded UF COM pediatric brain tumor specialist a $125,000 grant Monday, August 9 to help fund an innovative therapy program for children with rare forms of cancer.