World-renowned UF Health biochemistry researcher Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., dies

By Doug Bennett • Mar 3, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health biochemistry professor Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, Ph.D., whose world-renowned work on the detailed structure of viruses led to advances in gene therapy treatments for different diseases, died Wednesday (...

UF researchers discover marine natural product off Florida’s coast that could help fight cancer

By Matthew Splett • Feb 23, 2021 • Lead Story

From cyanobacteria blooms found off the Florida coast near Fort Lauderdale, University of Florida researchers have discovered a novel marine natural product that binds to a new site of tubulin, an important target for cancer...

UF Health virtual human intervention allows for colorectal cancer screening from home

By Kacey Finch • Feb 15, 2021 • Lead Story

A new University of Florida Health intervention gives patients who qualify access to colorectal cancer screening information and tests from the comfort of their own homes. Two recent UF studies in Psycho-Oncology and the Journal...

UF Health researcher answers questions about the latest COVID-19 vaccine

By Bill Levesque • Feb 10, 2021 • Lead Story

And soon, there will be three. Johnson & Johnson recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. That step could eventually make it the third vaccine to be...

University of Florida top among six university campuses for indoor mask use, CDC study finds

By Jill Pease • Feb 8, 2021 • Faculty Profiles, Lead Story

The University of Florida led the way in indoor mask compliance among six universities participating in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of mask use on campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. At UF, 98% of...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Mar 2, 2021
Jill Holker spent her days on the front line as an ICU nurse in Utah, caring for some of the sickest people in the state. Prior to contracting COVID-...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Healing hands in conflict zones

February 2021

UF Health physicians put themselves at risk to provide critical medical relief around the globe.

Health In A Heartbeat

Breakthrough in dog genome research a boon for humans

Mar 8, 2021

Dogs and people like to share everything, from long walks and playing fetch in the yard to naps and meals. Research has shown we’re so connected we even have certain genes in common. But there’s something else we share that’s not so sweet: diseases. Domestic dogs and humans have lived side by side...

Animal Airwaves

Reining in canine osteoarthritis

Mar 8, 2021

Osteoarthritis—or OA—is a painful condition involving progressive joint inflammation and cartilage breakdown. Unlike in humans, canine OA often affects young individuals, so early diagnosis and management is key to a dog’s quality of life from a young age. The 4 pillars of canine OA management are...