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UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

Take Back the Night event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza of the Americas

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Several University of Florida groups will present the annual Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence starting at 5:30 p.m. today, April 3, at the Plaza of the Americas.

International food security expert to speak at UF

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Oxford University Professor Charles Godfray, one of the most influential scientists involved in research and outreach on global food security, is speaking at the University of Florida April 4 as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar.

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the effects may show up much sooner — in fact, almost immediately.

Florida’s Medicaid reform pilot is saving money, UF study finds

Published: Jan 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Health care plans in the Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot project have done a better job of controlling costs than Florida’s traditional Medicaid program, according to a new University of Florida study. An initial estimation suggests the reform pilot reduced costs by about 18 percent, had expenditures increased at the same rate as experienced in the non-reform counties.

UF Health Cancer Center eligible for governor’s proposed funding for seeking NCI designation

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A proposed bill to create the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers announced by Florida Gov. Rick Scott today (Jan. 28) could potentially help the UF Health Cancer Center and the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health bring even more extensive research and patient care to Floridians with cancer.

Dr. Emanuel Suter, second dean of College of Medicine, dies at 95

Published: Jan 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the founding leaders of the University of Florida College of Medicine, a man known for the significant strides he made in improving medical education and […]

UF Health marks opening of pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

Published: Jan 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its pediatric cardiac intensive care unit today.

Local health officials report spike in flu-related hospitalizations, deaths

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of severe flu cases in North Central Florida has escalated in recent months, and UF Health Shands Hospital has had a striking increase in influenza-related hospitalizations, with more than 150 admissions and a dozen deaths since late October, UF Health and county public health officials reported today.