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Archive for 2011



UF COM researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

By • Feb 15th, 2011 • Category: From the Lab

Would you undergo surgery if you didn’t need it? UF researchers says thousands of women in Florida are receiving unnecessary surgery to diagnose breast lesions each year, when a needle biopsy would work just fine.

UF names Linda Cottler founding chair of department of epidemiology

By • Feb 15th, 2011 • Category: Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, New Hires/Appointments

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., will lead the new cross-college department, a collaboration between the UF College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Patient privacy should be respected abroad and online

By • Feb 14th, 2011 • Category: Lead Story, Students

It is a common practice for health-care providers to snap photos in clinics while volunteering in developing countries, but it is not ethical, UF experts say.

New GatorAdvantage program gives UF employees priority at UF Physicians practices

By • Feb 14th, 2011 • Category: Staff

UF employees can have fast access to outstanding care from medical providers at UF and Shands HealthCare thanks to the new GatorAdvantage initiative.