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UF nursing doctoral student chosen as national geriatric scholar

Jun 7, 2011 • By Anna Suggs/Tracy Brown Wright

A University of Florida College of Nursing doctoral student is one of a select group of predoctoral students nationwide chosen to receive a $100,000 scholarship supporting the work of nursing scholars in gerontology. Toni Glover, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., was awarded the John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholarship to support her full-time doctoral […]

UF researchers show new way to target tumor cells

Jun 6, 2011 • By Czerne M. Reid

Whether a tumor flourishes or dies depends, to an extent, on the acidity of the environment in which it lives, and a certain enzyme plays a key role in that balance, according to new research from the University of Florida. An enzyme known as carbonic anhydrase IX (“carbonic anhydrase nine”) influences tumor biology by working […]

Former Whitney Lab director honored by Florida Academy of Science

May 31, 2011 • By Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Michael J. Greenberg, Ph.D., former director of the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and a professor emeritus of pharmacology and therapeutics, received the 2011 Florida Academy of Science Medal. The prize was awarded to recognize a stellar academic career, one that included significant research accomplishments and major contributions towards students and education, according to John […]

Study shows stroke patients can improve walking ability

May 25, 2011 • By Jill Pease

Stroke patients regain walking ability through at-home strength and balance exercise provided by a physical therapist just as well as when they participate in programs that practice the actual task of walking using a treadmill and partial body weight support, according to a study published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Reporting on the […]

Sister City Delegation

May 24, 2011 • By Jesse Jones


UF scientists devise new way to analyze epidemics

May 24, 2011 • By John Pastor

An international team of researchers led by the University of Florida has created a new way to analyze the spread of dangerous viruses, according to a study published online today in Nature Communications. The method uses sets of mathematical rules to do something software cannot easily accomplish — analyze subtle DNA differences to more fully […]

Parkinson’s advocate Rasheda Ali says care needs to be more patient-focused

May 23, 2011 • By John Pastor

More comprehensive, patient-focused care would vastly improve the lives of Parkinson’s patients, according to Rasheda Ali, an author and advocate in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Ali will champion an approach that places patients in the center of a spectrum of care during “The Night of Champions,” an event to benefit the University of Florida […]

Clinical pathologist named UF veterinary school’s teacher of the year

May 23, 2011 • By Sarah Carey

Heather Wamsley, D.V.M., Ph.D., an assistant professor of clinical pathology in the department of physiological sciences, has been named the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2011 College Council Teacher of the Year. The council annually selects an outstanding teacher to receive the designation, based on criteria including knowledge of subject matter, clarity of […]

Veterinary immunologist receives research professorship

May 20, 2011 • By Sarah Carey

Janet Yamamoto, Ph.D., a professor of immunology at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a UF Research Foundation professorship. Sponsored by the university’s Division of Sponsored Research, the professorships are awarded for a three-year term to tenured faculty campuswide for distinguished research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing […]

UF veterinary college names 2011 Distinguished Award winners

Apr 29, 2011 • By Sarah Carey

A longtime former University of Florida administrator, two young veterinarians with promising careers respectively in private practice and avian health studies, a small animal hospital owner who trains service dogs and a key leader in organized veterinary medicine were honored as 2011 Distinguished Award winners by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Sponsored by the […]

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