Innovative and convenient UF Health Surgical Center – The Oaks opens

By Bill Levesque • Jul 31, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health today unveiled at The Oaks Mall the region’s premier surgical center for eye and ear, nose and throat patients, a landmark project for Florida’s top-rated health system that is a culmination of years...

Perceived discrimination increases health risks among African Americans, UF Health research finds

By Diana Tonnessen • Jul 30, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health researchers have found a significant association between perceived discrimination and worsening severity of a health condition known as metabolic syndrome in African Americans. “We found that African...

Members of UF Health’s lung transplant team, shown performing a procedure in a 2019 photo, have been recognized as an elite program by U.S. News & World Report.

UF Health surgeons perform historic double-lung transplant on COVID-19 survivor

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Jul 30, 2020 • Lead Story

A man who battled back from COVID-19 only to face a life-threatening crisis when his lungs began to fail has become the first person in the Southeast to receive a double-lung transplant after beating the coronavirus, thanks to...

UF Health Shands Hospital ranked best in Florida, among nation’s elite in wide range of specialties

By Bill Levesque • Jul 28, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with a remarkable nine medical specialties...

In this May 29 photo, researchers in the lab of Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., work on experiments aimed at developing a COVID-19 vaccine that uses a gene therapy technique to stimulate an immune system reaction to fight off the virus. (Jesse Jones/UF Health)

For UF researchers, pausing and resuming work has brought major challenges, sparked innovation

By Doug Bennett • Jul 27, 2020 • Lead Story

Media contact: Ken Garcia at or 352-273-9799 David P. Norton, Ph.D., has spent nearly a decade building a collaborative, leading-edge research environment at the University of Florida. But as the number...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Dorothy Hagmajer • Jul 29, 2020
Each year, one in 700 children is born with cleft and craniofacial differences. These can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull,...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Combating COVID-19

June 2020

UF Health recalibrates everything to take on a global pandemic

Health In A Heartbeat

Making the perfect cuddle

Aug 5, 2020

Need a hug? Take a lesson from science: The perfect cuddle is not too tight, not too soft. It’s somewhere in the middle. Scientists at Toho University in Japan took up this cuddling question. They looked at the preferences of infants and their parents. Researchers were able to measure the...

Animal Airwaves

Doggedly rescuing people

Aug 5, 2020

We’ve all heard stories about canine loyalty and uncommon rescues, but only recently have these traits undergone scientific scrutiny. A recent study examined the rescue instincts of 60 canine companions. In each experiment, the dog’s owner was shut in a box, which closed with a door that the dog...