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UF College of Nursing receives $3.6 million to address nurse shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health care has made it more important than ever for nursing schools to educate the next generation of front-line providers. Now, thanks to an effort by Florida lawmakers to combat the nursing shortage, the UF College of Nursing plans to build a “pipeline” to move well-prepared nurses into the workforce.

UF Health Shands hospitals nationally ranked in 10 adult, pediatric medical specialties

UF Health Shands Hospital once again has the most nationally recognized adult and pediatric specialties among Florida hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Researchers leverage artificial intelligence to identify sepsis within 12 hours

Researchers at the University of Florida have created and are using a diagnostic tool that leverages artificial intelligence to identify a patient’s likelihood of developing sepsis — and how severe it will be — as soon as 12 hours after their hospital admission.

UF researchers discover new way to inhibit virus that causes COVID-19

UF researchers have discovered a novel way in the lab to fight rapidly evolving strains of coronaviruses by breaking the cycle of allowing the virus to spread. 

UF Health designated Center of Excellence for rare inherited condition involving blood vessels

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.

UF Health names chief diversity officer

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.

Women's heart attacks are often missed. This gene could help explain why.

Women experience heart disease differently than men, a fact that has often led to their symptoms being missed and dismissed. New research is uncovering the genes that may explain these sex-specific differences, which could help reduce disparities in cardiac care between men and women.

Artificial intelligence platform predicts surgical complications

Researchers have confirmed an artificial intelligence system known as MySurgeryRisk accurately helps doctors predict and manage complications after surgery that can pose many challenges for both physicians and patients.

Researchers evaluate how to improve dignity for seriously ill patients

Dignity Therapy was developed to help adults with cancer maintain or foster a sense of dignity in the final stage of their lives through completing important psychological tasks such as sharing life lessons and preparing a legacy document for loved ones.

UF Scripps Biomedical Research names new chief financial officer

As the new chief financial officer for UF Scripps, James Lapple will provide strategic direction, guidance and oversight for the institute’s important mission of advancing scientific discovery and education for the betterment of human health.

Addressing the links between intestinal pathogens, livestock, and children’s gut health

Environmental enteric dysfunction, also called EED, is characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gut. It is a silent health problem in middle to low-income countries—and pathogens affecting the intestines are thought to play a role in its development.

New on-spot pharmacy testing program could save you a doctor’s visit

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association, or APhA, announced a new partnership today that will allow pharmacists to test patients for several non-emergency health issues.

Using AI in the arts to promote COVID-19 vaccines

The Covid Reflections installation is one of seven projects funded by the Arts for UF Vaccine Confidence Program, an initiative sponsored by UF’s College of Arts’ Center for Arts in Medicine.