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Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have posted a challenge “Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge” to spur undergraduate and graduate students to transform health data into effective, innovative new apps to engage people in various communities to promote action…

New GatorAdvantage program gives UF employees priority at UF Physicians practices

Need a doctor fast? Just say “GatorAdvantage.” Starting Feb. 21, all University of Florida employees can have fast access to outstanding care from medical providers at the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare thanks to the University of Florida Physicians’ new GatorAdvantage initiative. GatorAdvantage gives UF employees and their…

Announcing Linda Cottler, Founding Chair of UF’s Dept of Epidemiology

I am pleased to announce that Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., has accepted the position of founding chair of the University of Florida department of epidemiology, a newly created department administered jointly by the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr.

UF cardiologists use new device to treat atrial fibrillation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2011) – University of Florida cardiologists are now using a new cryoballoon catheter system. Approved by the Food and Drug Association in December, the technology is designed for use in patients who are unresponsive to drug treatment for paroxysmal or intermittent atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is…

Fulbright Scholar Program Information

Welcome to the 2012-13 Fulbright Scholar Core Competition! As many of you may know, we started the competition cycle on February 1. The annual deadline for these awards is August 1. The 2012-13 catalog of awards list more than 800 awards in over 125 countries. As campus representatives, the Institute…

Introducing The Q Report for quality initiatives

As you know, a key goal of the UF&Shands strategic plan is to focus on the patient experience, from providing the highest-quality, safest care to addressing issues of access and hospitality throughout our health system. No matter our individual role, we can all make an individual commitment to putting…

Translational research data repositories

i2b2 – Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) is an NIH-funded National Center for Biomedical Computing based at Partners HealthCare System. i2b2 has been released as a collection of open source software tools that facilitate the collection and aggregation of patient data, both clinical and research, into a…

February CTSA Newsletter Posted

IN THIS ISSUE… EVENTS: NEW — March 1 Deadline for Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program Annual International SciTS (Team Science) Conference, April 12 – 14, 2011 NEW — NCRR Sponsors Interdisciplinary Research Meeting April 27, 2011 NEW — One-Day Comparative Effectiveness Research Conference at OSU, May 17,…

New Web Site for Collaboration Opportunities for Translational Research

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium has established a website where researchers can post requests for needed collaborators to build out an idea or a project and look for opportunities to collaborate with others. You do not have to be at a CTSA institution to post or respond to…