Chair of surgery at UF College of Medicine named 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 named 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

A green light for migraine relief

Oct 18, 2021

What color is pain relief? A study from University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson suggests green — at least when it comes to migraines. Previously, researchers discovered that green light could lead to pain relief in rats. Now, researchers are exploring the healing hue as a preventive...

Animal Airwaves

Implications of Emerging Diseases in Gopher Tortoises and Other Reptiles

Oct 15, 2021

Gopher tortoises are found throughout Florida and the Southeast and are affected by various diseases, including upper respiratory tract disease. A new story from the University of Florida this summer revealed the discovery of yet another emerging disease affecting gopher tortoise — one...