Brian Hoh

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Comes to UF Health Surgeon’s Rescue

UF Health's Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit came to the rescue for Paul C Dell, MD, when he suffered a stroke at his home. Dr. Dell, an orthopaedic hand surgeon working at UF Health for 46 years, was sitting in a chair, unable to speak coherently or say his own name. The MSTU was at the scene in under 10 minutes, as their unit is wired into 911 dispatch. The team conducted a CT scan of Dr. Dell's brain in the driveway and assessed him for treatment while en route to the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.

UF Neuro Research Ranks No. 2 Nationally in NIH Funding

Neuroscience and neuromedicine research at the University of Florida ranked No. 2 in NIH funding among all public universities in the U.S., according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s 2023 rankings. With $31.8 million in NIH funding, UF neurosciences — a combined ranking of the departments of neuroscience and neurology — ranked No. 2 among public universities and No. 3 overall. In 2022, UF neurosciences ranked No. 3 among public universities and No. 5 overall.

UF Brain Institute Receives $1 Million for Stroke Research Project

The University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute received $1 million to support a stroke research project. The funds are part of UF President Ben Sasse’s $10.9 million strategic funding initiative aimed at boosting the university's position as a leader in critical research. The funds will be used to launch a new project that utilizes AI to improve stroke treatments.