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Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

By • Apr 15th, 2015 • Category: From the Lab, Health Outcomes and Policy, Medicine, Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine

Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a team of UF Health researchers. The drop in fatalities could stem from the number of health care providers who used the program’s database to […]

UF Health pharmacist wins cardiology award

By • Apr 2nd, 2015 • Category: Awards, Faculty Recognition, Medicine

A UF pharmacist has received an award from the American College of Cardiology — the first time this award has been given to a pharmacist.

Alumni Portrait: Jonathon Cohen, M.D. ‘07

By • Mar 10th, 2015 • Category: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Guest Column, Medicine

Jonathon Cohen, M.D. ’07, is pioneering clinical trials to develop targeted lymphoma treatments with fewer side effects and promising results.

University of Florida Health breaks ground for new hospitals

By • Jan 23rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Surgery

New hospitals in 2018: UF Health broke ground on its two new hospitals, the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, on Jan. 23.

Honoring excellence

By • Oct 13th, 2014 • Category: Aging and Geriatric Research, Awards, Faculty Recognition, Lead Story, Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Radiation Oncology

UF Health Science Center faculty members recognized at annual Celebrating Distinction Ceremony

UF researchers warn against overuse of cardiac stress tests

By • Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: From the Lab, Medicine

UF physicians take a closer look at cardiac stress tests to find out whether some patients actually need them.

Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients

By • Sep 10th, 2014 • Category: Anesthesiology, From the Lab, Medicine, Surgery

Researchers have found a correlation between insurance type and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that most often affects women in their 50s — often causing death or long-term impairment and disability.

UF Health researchers recognized as “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”

By • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Aging and Geriatric Research, Faculty Recognition, Medicine

Dominick Angiolillo, M.D., Ph.D., and Marco Pahor, M.D., have been named to Thomson Reuters’ “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014” list for their work in clinical medicine and social sciences.

Four COM faculty become inaugural CTSI Mentor Academy members

By • Jul 17th, 2014 • Category: Anesthesiology, Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Faculty Recognition, Health Outcomes and Policy, Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, New Hires/Appointments, Psychiatry

UF College of Medicine faculty members completed the 2013-2014 Master Mentor Program and became some of the first members of the Clinical and Transitional Science Institute Mentor Academy.