A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida Diabetes Institute the home of a new biobank of the human heart and kidney tissue.
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital once again has the most nationally recognized adult and pediatric specialties among Florida hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-23 Best Hospitals report released today solidifies UF Health’s position as the state’s premier destination for nationally ranked health care specialties
UF Health is now the first site in the southeastern United States to house a groundbreaking device that will provide personalized cancer treatment by combining extremely detailed magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, with precision radiotherapy.
Jiang Bian, Ph.D., has been named UF Health chief data scientist, with a goal of aiding researchers as they move into a new frontier of using biomedical informatics to improve health care policy and practice. Bian will develop and support data scientists across data types and diseases, help improve research infrastructure, and expand data science and translational science research endeavors. He will also work to develop a hub for computational health sciences with other stakeholders to advance data science and artificial intelligence research.
More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are realizing that the “new normal” will probably involve learning to co-exist with SARS-CoV-2. Some treatments are available, but with new variants emerging, researchers are looking toward new strategies. In ACS Infectious Diseases, scientists now report that apratoxin S4, an anticancer drug candidate that targets a human protein, can interfere with the replication of many viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A, offering a possible pan-viral therapy.
The Cure HHT foundation this month designated UF Health as Florida’s first HHT Center of Excellence and one of just 31 centers in North America, marking the health system as a top-tier provider of HHT treatment and research.
Lakesha Butler, Pharm.D., a professor of pharmacy practice and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Southern Illinois University deeply trained in facilitating diversity-related discussion and policy change, has been named UF Health’s associate vice president for inclusion, diversity and health equity and chief diversity officer. She starts Aug. 22.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy moved up two places to No. 3 in the nation for total research funding in the latest American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP, report released June 23. The No. 3 ranking is the highest ever achieved by the college when compared to peer institutions
According to University of Florida College of Nursing associate professor Jennifer Dungan, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N, many of the current symptom profiles and lab tests for heart disease do not accurately reflect known differences in women’s heart disease. This oversight has led to increased gaps in health care equity. That said, she has identified a specific gene she believes may be responsible, named RAP1GAP2.
University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital continued its remarkable run as one of the Southeast’s premier pediatric medical centers as U.S. News & World Report Tuesday ranked it as Florida’s No. 1 children’s hospital, with five pediatric specialties earning the elite distinction of being rated among the nation’s best.