Chair of surgery at UF College of Medicine elected to the National Academy of Medicine

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Oct 18, 2021 • Lead Story

Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr., M.D., the Edward M. Copeland III and Ann and Ira Horowitz Chair in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his...

UF team joins national study of brain development in infants, children

By Diana Tonnessen • Oct 4, 2021 • Lead Story

The University of Florida is one of a network of institutions selected to implement the National Institutes of Health’s HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study or HBCD, a longitudinal, multidisciplinary effort to...

UF Health allergist says no reason past allergies should dissuade people from COVID-19 vaccination

By Bill Levesque • Sep 20, 2021 • Video, Lead Story

Getting a vaccination against COVID-19 makes sense for just about everybody. Vaccines remain highly effective in preventing infection, severe disease and hospitalization. Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die of...

UF nursing researchers provide parents CHOICES for reproductive health

By Kyle Chambers • Sep 14, 2021 • Lead Story

Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers earned a four-year $3 million grant to support a large national study to test the effect of a web-based educational tool that aims to help young adults understand sickle...

UF, UF Health announce gift and new $75 million initiative to expand Norman Fixel Institute

By Michelle Jaffee • Sep 13, 2021 • Lead Story

The University of Florida and UF Health on Tuesday announced an additional $25 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation aimed at improving the lives of patients across the globe through the continued expansion...

Hope & Healing Blog

by UF Health • Sep 23, 2021
Authors: Dorothy Hagmajer & Talal Elmasry After night shifts in the ICU, Sean Devine is tired. This is not atypical. In fact, Sean and his family...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

Idle time substantially increases stroke risk

Oct 26, 2021

To ward off the risk of stroke, there’s a simple new mantra: Put down the smartphone and get up off the couch. Adults who spend eight or more hours a day of leisure time watching television or using computers or phones face a much greater threat of strokes and cardiovascular disease. That’s the...

Animal Airwaves

So Your Pet Has Cancer. What Now?

Oct 22, 2021

When your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, it is natural to feel helpless, even alarmed. Just as in people, when a pet ages, their immune system weakens and cancer becomes a higher risk. Although cancer is the main cause of death in nearly 50 percent of all dogs, it is most often found in aging...