UF Scripps scientists to receive $15 million to help fight current and future pandemics

By Stacey DeLoye • May 23, 2022 • Lead Story

Multiple scientists from UF Scripps Biomedical Research will join a massive federal effort to develop antiviral drugs to treat the pandemic coronavirus and other viral threats. Announcing its $577 million effort to stock the...

Beads coated with hundreds of thousands of drug-like molecules encoded with DNA barcodes are sorted with a laser.

UF Scripps researcher’s drug-discovery method shows promise against aggressive breast cancer

By Doug Bennett • May 12, 2022 • Lead Story

UF Scripps Biomedical Research scientist Matthew Disney, Ph.D. has found yet another groundbreaking approach to a problem that has long vexed scientists: How to cure diseases by targeting key RNA. Until now, RNA has been an...

UF study: Post-COVID mortality risk may be caused by effects of high inflammation during illness

By Jill Pease • May 12, 2022 • Lead Story

A University of Florida study sheds new light on the reason people who recover from a bout of severe COVID-19 are still at increased risk for death in the year after their recovery. The culprit may be high levels of inflammation...

UF Health Shands Hospital named among Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek, Statista

By Danielle Ivanov • May 11, 2022 • Lead Story

UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s elite facilities in maternal care excellence, according to the Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 list by Newsweek and Statista. Announced today, only the top 5.8% of...

UF researchers evaluate how to improve dignity for seriously ill patients

By Diana Tonnessen • May 11, 2022 • Lead Story

Hearing that you have a life-threatening illness can be physically and emotionally challenging. And while great strides have been made in helping people with a terminal illness manage their physical symptoms toward the end of...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Apr 1, 2022
Matt Benavidez gazes at the exact spot in the road where he was pronounced dead. He stands at an intersection that’s ground zero for the collision...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Pandemic pounds add to U.S. obesity numbers

May 23, 2022

We may have endured more than two years of a global pandemic, but our waistlines haven’t gone unscathed. A new study offers evidence from a large, nationally representative survey that more Americans weighed in as obese during the first year of COVID-19 than did the year before the pandemic began....

Animal Airwaves

Managing Common Diseases of Wild and Farmed Deer

May 20, 2022

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus is a pathogen transmitted by midges that causes significant economic loss in the white-tailed deer farming industry and affects wild deer as well. On this show, Dr. Juan Campos Krauer, an assistant professor and a research and extension veterinarian whose...