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About April Frawley Birdwell

April Frawley Birdwell is the editor of The Post and a medical writer in the HSC Office of News & Communications. Before joining the HSC News & Communications staff, she was a reporter and assistant editor for the Charlotte Sun, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news in 2005. As a reporter, she covered education and features and won seven national and three state awards for her writing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

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Articles by April Frawley Birdwell

Renowned expert in orthopedic medicine, founding member of College of Medicine, passes away

Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Anesthesiology, Faculty Recognition, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Surgery

Renowned orthopedic medicine expert and founding faculty member Dr. William Enneking has passed away.

Over-the-counter medicine not the best option for asthma

May 8th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Pediatrics

Over-the-counter medicine not best for asthma treatment, study shows.

Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of multiple sclerosis

Mar 27th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Pediatrics

UF researchers to test gene therapy in an effort to stop immune attack in multiple sclerosis.

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Mar 12th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

Institute for Child Health Policy researchers find links between stressful experiences and poor health in kids.

UF College of Medicine rises three spots in national rankings

Mar 11th, 2014 • Category: Miscellaneous

For the second year in a row, the college has risen three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of top research medical schools.

Grant to help researchers find leukemia’s hiding places

Feb 6th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

College of Medicine researcher Christopher Cogle has received a grant to find places where cancer cells hide.

Second dean of the UF College of Medicine passes away

Jan 16th, 2014 • Category: Community Health & Family Medicine, Lead Story, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine

Emanuel Suter, M.D., one of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a man known for the significant strides he made in improving medical education and diversity within the college, passed away at age 95.

UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

Dec 19th, 2013 • Category: From the Lab, Neuroscience, Pediatrics

UF researchers successfully treat mice for obesity using oral spray.

Study shows symptoms linked to poor quality of life in long-term childhood cancer survivors

Dec 12th, 2013 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy

UF researchers pinpoint symptoms related to poor quality of life in childhood cancer survivors.