UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is now University of Florida Health, university officials announced on May 20, 2013, during an event celebrating the three-year anniversary of the “Forward Together” strategic plan.
UF Health will take the place of UF&Shands as the “umbrella” name that encompasses the academic health center’s hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida. The new name reflects the health system’s strong ties to UF, a key part of what differentiates the academic health center — with its focus on excellence in research, teaching and patient care — from its competitors.
The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute is part of the vibrant and collaborative UF Health enterprise. The academic health center’s colleges, major research institutes (including the UF CTSI) and UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona will retain their names, with the exception of the UF Shands Cancer Center, which will become the UF Health Cancer Center.
Follow the links below for resources related to the new brand as well as multimedia vignettes from The Big Picture campaign, which preceded the brand launch and included CTSI-affiliated faculty, staff and initiatives.
University of Florida Health: A new name for a new era
- News Release (May 20, 2013)
- Fact Sheet & Name Changes
- Faculty and Staff Forums
- Forward Together Strategic Plan
The Big Picture and the UF CTSI
Over the last month, “The Big Picture” campaign celebrated the more than 22,000 faculty and staff whose unique perspectives are essential and contribute to the success and strength of UF Health. Faculty, staff and initiatives affiliated with the UF CTSI participated and were highlighted in various ways.
Vignettes in the May 15 issue of Dr. Guzick’s On the Same Page column demonstrate how faculty and staff are working together to provide the best possible outcomes for patients, including through the CTSI-led Personalized Medicine Program.
Setting Our Sights
Brief blog posts highlight collaborative accomplishments over the last three years, including three related to the CTSI:
- UF Clinical and Translational Research Building (A New Place for Study and Treatment, April 25)
- Jacksonville-based North Florida Pediatric Community Research Network (UF Cares More Than Ever, April 25)
- UF Consent2Share (Saving Now for Better Health Later, April 23)
Snapshots capture views from around the UF Health campuses. See if you can spot faculty, staff and facilities affiliated with the CTSI, including the CTSI Biorepository, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Core, Training and Professional Development Program, Clinical and Translational Research Building, Personalized Medicine Program, Dental Clinical Research Unit and more.
Audio interviews and slideshows show what UF Health looks like to faculty and staff working in different areas, including Dr. Ron Shorr, director of the UF CTSI’s Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation: