UF Health researchers’ gene therapy for eye disorder shows promise in early testing

By Doug Bennett • Mar 13, 2023 • Lead Story

For a video about how AAV gene therapy works, visit https://bit.ly/3J838qz. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For people with retinitis pigmentosa, the world they see often starts changing in childhood or as young adults. Their night and...

Dr. Michael Jaffee stands in the middle of a clinic hallway. He is wearing a white UF Health medical coat and a plaid tie with the orange and blue colors of the University of Florida.

Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., named chair of UF Department of Neurology

By Todd Taylor • Mar 10, 2023 • Lead Story

University of Florida neurologist Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., an expert in brain injury and sleep medicine, has been named chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurology. He succeeds Michael Okun, M.D., who has served...

Two health care workers converse in a hospital hallway. Both are wearing blue scrubs.

UF Health joins national effort to improve patient outcomes

By Gary Mans • Mar 2, 2023 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health is among 42 health systems nationwide chosen by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to carry out pioneering initiatives to accelerate the implementation of practice-changing research...

Using artificial intelligence and patient medical records to predict Alzheimer’s disease

By Diana Tonnessan • Feb 24, 2023 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

Using data in electronic health records, University of Florida researchers have designed an artificial intelligence system that can predict which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to five years before receiving a...

First ‘Institute Professor’ of The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute inventing new ways to target incurable diseases via RNA

By Stacey DeLoye • Feb 21, 2023 • Lead Story

Matthew D. Disney, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry at The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, has been named the first “Institute Professor” at the institution....

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Jun 30, 2022
For Janet, 78, the uncontrollable shaking was causing her frustration to boil over. The only silver lining was that her identical twin sister, Janis...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

Highly processed food may increase cancer risk, study finds

Mar 23, 2023

Processed foods already have a rap sheet a mile long. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease are some of the most prevalent — and deadly — consequences of a diet heavy in such foods. A new study adds another offense to the list: increasing your risk of cancer. Ultra-processed treats, typically...

Animal Airwaves

Weaning your puppy off whining in the crate

Mar 17, 2023

A key part of training a puppy usually includes crate training, to keep your buddy safe and out of mischief. But what if your dog whines in the crate? It takes any puppy some getting used to — especially one that’s newly separated from a litter. First, make sure the crate’s big enough for comfort...