UF Health announces new chief operating officer for Central Florida division

By Frank Faust • May 6, 2021 • Lead Story

Heather Bentley Long, M.S.N., has been named chief operating officer for University of Florida Health Central Florida, effective June 1.   “I am thrilled that Long has made the choice to join the UF Health family in...

Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

By Dorothy Hagmajer • May 5, 2021 • Lead Story

Richmond, Va. — Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth...

UF Health first to place kidney-assist device that might help patients with congestive heart failure

By Bill Levesque • May 4, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health researchers recently became the first to temporarily implant a new device in a patient with congestive heart failure, a procedure that one day could help physicians manage this potentially deadly...

UF Health researcher explains herd immunity and how it could end COVID-19 pandemic

By Bill Levesque • Apr 22, 2021 • Lead Story

It’s a term we’re going to hear much more frequently during the final chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic — herd immunity. With millions of Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19 every day, many are looking to the future and...

University of Florida Health, NVIDIA develop artificial intelligence model to hasten clinical trials, boost medical decision-making

By Doug Bennett • Apr 8, 2021 • Video, Lead Story

Researchers with the University of Florida’s academic health center — UF Health — announced today that they have collaborated with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™, an artificial intelligence transformer natural language...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Apr 29, 2021
March 2020 marked the beginning of Florida’s battle against COVID-19, and with it came a flood of fundamental changes to our everyday lives. “The new...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

Most adults don’t need booster for tetanus and diphtheria, study says

May 7, 2021

To boost or not to boost. That is the question for health officials studying whether adults need a booster shot for tetanus and diphtheria after they’ve received their childhood vaccinations for the infections. In the United States, the recommendation by health officials is that adults get a...

Animal Airwaves

Cats sense of taste

May 7, 2021

Cats are nature’s quintessential meat eaters, so they’re all about protein and fats. That’s why some of their cravings may surprise you. For example, many cats go a bit mental for mushrooms—at least, the cooked variety. Since most cats walk away from fruits and veggies, that may be puzzling. But it...