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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

Department of surgery names new chief of pediatric surgery

Sep 29th, 2015 • Category: New Hires/Appointments, Surgery

The UF College of Medicine department of surgery has selected a new chief for division of pediatric surgery.

Beloved UF Health leader whose work has helped thousands of children passes away

Sep 22nd, 2015 • Category: Emergency Medicine, Faculty in the News, Pediatrics

Former chair of pediatrics whose work in public policy and in the NICU has helped thousands of children passes away.

Community lowers heart disease risks, death rates over 40-year period

Jan 14th, 2015 • Category: Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, From the Lab

UF leader, colleagues detail how one community lowered heart disease risks, deaths over 40 years.

Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school

Dec 4th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Pediatrics

UF, Northwestern researchers find link between birth weight and academic success in school.

Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia

Sep 4th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Pediatrics

UF researchers have teamed with UPenn scientists to develop a plant-based treatment for a common side effect to hemophilia therapy.

UF developing mixed-reality simulators for training in treatment of injured soldiers

Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Anesthesiology, From the Lab

On the battlefield, wounded soldiers depend on how quickly and efficiently medical personnel can treat and stabilize their life-threatening injuries. To help military medical personnel acquire, practice or maintain these key skills while deployed, University of Florida and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Simulation and Training Technology Center researchers have received a $1.75 million grant to […]

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.