World-renowned neurogeneticist to join UF Health

By Todd Taylor • Jun 25, 2019 • Lead Story

On Sept. 1, renowned neurogeneticist Matthew Farrer, Ph.D., internationally recognized for his work on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, will join UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center. Farrer will be...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties, makes big gains in three

By Doug Bennett • Jun 18, 2019 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology...

UF Health patient first to receive new gene therapy for neuromuscular disease since FDA approval

By Doug Bennett an... • Jun 13, 2019 • Video, Lead Story

Attention: to see a news video about Londyn Wright’s treatment. Visit for a video about how gene therapy works. Karen Wright worked her way through the small gathering outside...

UF nursing researcher’s findings upend routine feeding procedure for pre-term infants

By Anna Suggs Hoffman • Jun 10, 2019 • Lead Story

A new study at the University of Florida has found evidence that may invalidate a routine procedure that has been performed for decades on extremely pre-term infants. Because extremely premature infants are too immature to feed...

New senior vice president and general counsel named to lead legal affairs for UF Health

By Melanie Fridl Ross • Jun 10, 2019 • Lead Story

Randall C. Jenkins, Esq., has been named UF Health senior vice president and general counsel, responsible for all legal affairs for the university’s academic health center, including hospital systems on the Gainesville and...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Lauren Gajda • Jun 11, 2019
When a fall left Kashton with severe burns, UF Health pediatric surgeons provided the specialized care he needed to get back on his feet. It was a...READ MORE

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Super Tory

April 2019

This 8-pound robotic baby cries, grunts and blinks, all while helping to educate medical students

Health In A Heartbeat

How to travel this summer without anxiety

Jun 26, 2019

You’ve picked the date, bought the ticket and planned the excursions. As your summer vacation draws near, you expect to feel excited. But you might be surprised to find you also feel anxious. You’re not alone. Travel anxiety can affect even the most relaxed person. Experts say this type of...

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The ongoing battle against heartworm disease

Jun 26, 2019

As the days warm up, it’s mosquito time again. But hold on — in some parts of the country, mosquitoes are around virtually all year. That’s why the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round administration of heartworm preventatives. Dogs, cats and ferrets are all susceptible to heartworm...