With a grimace and a grip on her friend Jayce Victor’s hand, Whitney Hughes bared her arm for a flu vaccine injection. “I’m so scared, I’m a baby,” said Hughes, a sophomore studying political science. “I usually get the nasal spray.” In a matter of seconds, Margaret Berry, R.N., a registered nurse from the UF [...]
A US Navy Seahawk helicopter landed at the Shands Critical Care Center at UF today for a training exercise.
Big things really do come in small packages, if you ask Debbie DeHowitt, whose horse-loving heart belongs to the “mini-minis.” DeHowitt’s 4-year-old mini-miniature horse, Buttercup, has been a client of the UF Large Animal Hospital from an early age, when it became clear that she needed special care for hoof problems. “When she was 6 [...]
Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno was the first “patient” to tour the University of Florida’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration on Monday, April 18, 2011. News release and video can be found here Video streaming of the event here
A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study. In what researchers believe is the largest randomized trial of a behavioral swallowing treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease, scientists found that about one-third of the volunteers who used [...]
Across Archer Road and across species, Katie Baxter, B.V.Sc., checks on her dialysis patient. Pearl, an elderly Welsh corgi, lays on a plush pillow and smiles at Baxter as she kneels down to gently stroke Pearl’s head.
He wriggles a ruddy hand and squirms. She beams. He opens his eyes. She kisses his forehead, careful of the tubes taped to his face. He sleeps. She gazes, cradling his 4-pound, 14-ounce body in her arms. Stephanie Barron collects these moments as she sits an arm’s length from a plastic incubator in the neonatal [...]
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 [...]
Slide show by: Casey Brooke Lawson Jacqueline Arencibia Salazar was the first in her family to graduate from college. Follow her journey as she receives her doctor of nursing practice degree.