Colleen Koch, the new dean of the UF College of Medicine

UF College of Medicine names new dean

By Karen Dooley • Oct 30, 2020 • Lead Story

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, becoming the 10th dean and the first woman to hold the appointment in the college’s 64-year history. Koch, who currently...

UF Health enrolls first patient in clinical trial aimed at creating new treatment for COVID-19

By Bill Levesque • Oct 29, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a clinical trial for the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ monoclonal antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19, a therapy that might neutralize the coronavirus and prevent it...

National effort to hasten treatments for those with pancreatic cancer enrolling patients at UF Health

By Kacey Finch • Oct 21, 2020 • Lead Story

A novel clinical trial platform that aims to accelerate treatment discoveries for people battling pancreatic cancer is now enrolling patients at 15 sites nationwide, including the University of Florida Health Cancer Center....

Kratom tea study stirs up new support for relieving opioid dependence

By Matthew Splett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the nation and kills tens of thousands every year, a new study led by researchers at the University of Florida suggests kratom could be a prime treatment option for opioid dependence. In...

UF Health professor part of prestigious national committee advising on COVID-19 vaccine allocation

By Doug Bennett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

A national committee that includes a prominent University of Florida physician has recommended to federal and world leaders a four-phase approach to fairly allocate COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.In its Oct. 2...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Molly Brennan • Oct 26, 2020
Ann Collett used to dread 7:30 p.m. At a time when many mothers across Gainesville were putting their young children to bed, Ann was preparing her...READ MORE

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Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

Health In A Heartbeat

It shouldn’t take a Ph.D. to figure out whole-grain labels

Oct 30, 2020

It comes down to truth in advertising. And some researchers say the food industry might be falling short when it comes to whole-grain products. A study at Tufts University and the NYU School of Global Public Health found consumers are confused by the whole-grain labels on cereal, bread and crackers...

Animal Airwaves

Veterinarians Offer More Than Vaccines: Why This Matters to Your Pet

Oct 30, 2020

Many people understand that they need to take their pets to the veterinarian for routine vaccines or medications to protect against various diseases: parvovirus, distemper, rabies and heartworm infection, for example. But obesity and poor oral health are less commonly thought by the pet-owning...