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$1.2 million gift helps bring UF Pharmacy campus to new Orlando-based Research and Academic Center

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A retired Orlando community pharmacist who donated $1.2 million to establish a University of Florida College of Pharmacy campus in Orlando will realize his dream Oct. 5 with the groundbreaking of the new UF Research and Academic Center in Lake Nona.

Compound discovered in Florida Keys shows early promise as colon cancer treatment

Published: Sep 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A chemical compound made from a type of bacteria discovered in the Florida Keys by a University of Florida pharmacy researcher has shown effectiveness in fighting colon cancer in preclinical experiments.

UF surgeons, particle engineers receive federal grants to research breast cancer treatments

Published: Sep 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida surgeon Dr. Stephen Grobmyer and his collaborators in the department of surgery and College of Engineering have been awarded three U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Concept Awards and a research foundation grant totaling nearly $600,000 to develop new ways to deliver treatment to breast cancer patients.

New UF study examines patient treatment decisions for colorectal cancer

New UF study examines patient treatment decisions for colorectal cancer

Published: Sep 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study will take an in-depth look at the factors involved in treatment decisions made by people with colorectal cancer. The study is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Bankhead-Coley Florida Cancer Research Program, administered through the Florida Department of Health.

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

Published: Sep 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered that tomato variety and maturity influence the ways salmonella bacteria respond to the fruit.

Got statins? UF cardiologists recommend new use for old drug

Got statins? UF cardiologists recommend new use for old drug

Published: Sep 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cardiologists at the University of Florida are pointing to a new use for an old therapy. Giving patients cholesterol-lowering statins before surgery and other invasive procedures can halve the risk of heart attacks, deaths and other complications, they report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

NIH awards $10.62 million to UF pharmacogenomics researcher

NIH awards $10.62 million to UF pharmacogenomics researcher

Published: Sep 7th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida genetics researcher has received $9.8 million to further a national effort to use genetic data to more effectively pinpoint which medications and treatments are best for individual patients.

UF colorectal surgeon receives $1.5 million NIH grant to study colon cancer

UF colorectal surgeon receives $1.5 million NIH grant to study colon cancer

Published: Sep 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Emina Huang, an associate professor of surgery in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund her research into the origins of colon cancer.

University of Florida launches unique translational biotechnology master’s program

University of Florida launches unique translational biotechnology master’s program

Published: Sep 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Medicine in collaboration with UF’s Warrington College of Business Administration has started a two-year master’s program in translational biotechnology that will prepare graduates for management roles in industry and academia by equipping them with knowledge and skills critical for developing new therapies for use in humans. The first of its kind in Florida, the program is supported by a three-year, $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.