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Pharmacy students win research honors

Jun 19, 2001 • By Harriett Meyer

Seven University of Florida students won top honors at the College of Pharmacy’s 14th Annual Research Showcase Day April 19. Faculty judges selected the winners from 29 oral and poster presentations. Amy Buchwald won the senior graduate oral competition for research exploring the development of a safe anti-glaucoma drug. Buchwald received her doctoral degree in […]

UF researcher: Rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer’s care from family doctors

Jun 13, 2001 • By Paula Rausch

People who live in rural areas rely on their family doctors for everything from delivering babies to dealing with heart trouble and fixing broken bones. But when faced with the kind of memory difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s disease, just a third of older rural residents with problems ask their primary-care health provider for help, compared […]

Winter named UF College of Medicine’s Basic Science Teacher of the Year

Jun 7, 2001 • By Jennifer Brindise

Dr. William E. Winter has been selected by University of Florida College of Medicine students as the Basic Science Teacher of the Year for 2000-2001. Winter is a professor in the departments of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine, pediatrics, and molecular genetics and microbiology. He directs the second-year immunology course and lectures extensively on laboratory […]

Vukich named emergency department chairman

Jun 7, 2001 • By Paula Rausch

Dr. David J. Vukich has been appointed to permanently head the University of Florida’s department of emergency medicine, the College of Medicine’s first dual-campus department. The appointment will make Vukich the first Jacksonville-based department chairman. He also will have an office in Gainesville. Vukich directed emergency medicine for more than a decade while it was […]

Major NIH grant lifts UF magnetic resonance research to new level

Jun 7, 2001 • By Vicki White

The University of Florida has won a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new technology to capitalize on the research promise of some of the world’s most powerful magnets. With a goal of improving the understanding, detection and treatment of disease, scientists at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight […]

UF researchers find transplantation effective for some liver cancer patients

May 31, 2001 • By

Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Toronto have found that liver transplantation appears to be a viable alternative for some patients with liver cancer, a group that historically has had few options. Such patients have rarely received transplants because surgeons believed their prognosis was poor, but a new study suggests the […]

UF researchers reverse metabolic disorder in mice

May 30, 2001 • By Vicki White

Several hundred babies are born in the United States each year with an inherited disorder known as PKU, which requires adherence to an unpleasant protein-free diet to thwart development of mental retardation. Now University of Florida researchers report a small victory on the road to a cure: In male laboratory mice, they have effectively reversed […]

UF researcher finds links among stress, pain and immune function

May 24, 2001 • By

Nobody looks forward to having a root canal, but now scientists have found that the short-term pain and stress of the procedure may contribute to later illness. In a study reported in the current issue of the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Iowa found that short-term […]

Course Allows UF Veterinary Students to Participate in Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Mexico

May 22, 2001 • By

Imagine a Mexican village where a loudspeaker awakens residents at 5 a.m. each day to announce where poultry and meat can be purchased. Forget sleeping in: no food will be left for anyone who arrives more than a few hours later. In this town, people sleep in hammocks. One public health clinic and one doctor […]

College to honor referring veterinarians, alumni with day of free continuing education…and lunch

May 22, 2001 • By

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine wants to send a message to veterinarians who refer cases to its teaching hospital: There IS such a thing as a free lunch. In the first event of its kind, the college is inviting alumni and veterinarians who have referred cases to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital […]

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