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Patient with chemotherapy-induced heart failure first to receive stem cells in clinical trial

By • Nov 9th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

A breast cancer survivor’s cancer treatment also caused damage to her heart. Now, UF researchers have injected stem cells in her heart in a Phase 1 clinical trial aimed at evaluating whether those stem cells can help repair damaged heart tissue.

UF Health Cancer Center selected for “unprecedented” national pancreatic cancer clinical trial

By • Oct 25th, 2016 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has been selected as one of 12 initial clinical trial sites participating in Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

UF Health Shands Hospital tied for top in state in 2016 U.S. News hospital rankings

By • Aug 2nd, 2016 • Category: Medicine, Miscellaneous, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology

UF Health has reached a milestone: The hospital is now tied for No. 1 in the state of Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual adult specialty rankings.

AOA medical honor society inducts new members

By • Apr 22nd, 2016 • Category: Event, Medicine, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery

UF faculty, residents and students were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society during a banquet held March 17.

UF researchers call for close attention to flu viruses

By • Dec 18th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

UF researchers find last year’s flu virus to be different than the viruses contained in the vaccine — and say genetic testing could help vaccine manufacturers develop a better flu vaccine each year.

UF medical students use personalized medicine to catch leukemia before it starts

By • Dec 3rd, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

Two UF medical students have received awards from the American Society for Hematology for their work on myelodysplastic syndrome, a disorder that can turn into leukemia.

UF Health researchers will use grant to unravel ties that bind pancreatic diseases

By • Oct 20th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine, Surgery

UF Health researchers have received a five-year, $2 million grant to study the interplay between pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

UF Health researcher gets $15.48 million for landmark study on effectiveness of hepatitis C drugs

By • Oct 8th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

UF Health researcher gets $15.5 million award to study effectiveness of hepatitis C drugs.

UF receives $17.5 million to speed discoveries toward better health

By • Sep 24th, 2015 • Category: Awards, Health Outcomes and Policy, Medicine

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received a $17.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to speed discoveries toward better health over the next four years.