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UF CTSI receives $1.25 million to advance clinical research and personalized medicine

By Claire Baralt The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received three grants totaling $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Health to support research that will expand opportunities to conduct community-based clinical research in Florida, offer personalized medicine to patients and improve clinical…

NIH announces five new CTSAs, adds coordinating center

The National Institutes of Health today announced five new Clinical and Translational Science Awards to accelerate scientific discoveries into treatments for patients. Administered by the National Center for Research Resources, these 2011 grants extend the CTSA consortium to 30 states and the District of Columbia. With these most…

Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler Named Chair, Department of Pathology

I am pleased to announce that Michael J. Clare-Salzler, M.D., a professor and the Stetson Chair in Experimental Pathology, has been named chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Clare-Salzler has been a faculty member of the department for 17 years and has…

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…