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Mendy Dunn, MSN, RN, named CTSI associate director of clinical research

“Mendy” Elizabeth C. Dunn, MSN, RN has been named the Associate Director of Clinical Research. Dunn will oversee CTSI’s service center and clinical research center. In this role, she will support investigators and their associates by developing and improving services offered by the CTSI. In her previous role…

DC3 chair presents “Justice Fueled Change” at ACTS

CTSI associate director and director of its Diversity and Cultural Competence Council, Tiffany Danielle Chisholm Pineda, leads a presentation on justice-fueled change in this ACTS Professional Development Roundtable.

UF scientists repair genetic cause of ALS and dementia

Scientists at UF Scripps Biomedical Research have developed a potential medicine for a leading cause of ALS and dementia that works by eliminating disease-causing segments of RNA. The compound restored the health of neurons in the lab and rescued mice with the disease.

New Associate VP of UF Health Research announced

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., has been named associate vice president for research at UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, and the inaugural Herbert A. Wertheim Professor of Inflammation Science, effective Jan. 5, 2023.

New NIH program expands AI in research

The National Institutes of Health announced this fall a new program to expand the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical and behavioral research. The Bridge2AI program will help develop tools, resources and rich data to improve AI research and healthcare.

Wertheim Foundation gifts $100M to UF Scripps

The University of Florida today announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has provided $100 million — the largest gift from an individual donor in university history — to elevate the stature of UF Scripps as one of the world’s leading forces in biomedical research and to advance the leading-edge work of faculty at the campus in Jupiter, Florida.

Bob Kolb awarded for 35 years of service

After dedicating 35 years of service to advancing clinical research at the University of Florida, Bob Kolb, RN, MS, CCRC was presented with a Meritorious Service Award during a celebration of his career and accomplishments at the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.