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Courses in technical skills for AI in medicine coming soon
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After the College of Medicine successfully launched a course on the fundamentals of artificial intelligence terminology and applications in medicine earlier this year, additional courses will soon enable clinicians and physician-scientists to dive deeper into the topic.

Courses II and III in AI applications from the College of Medicine are expected to become available early next year to all faculty and trainees at the college who want to learn about the programming skills and analysis required for a deeper understanding of AI algorithms and how they can be applied to medical research to improve patient care.

“A clinician can only assess so many images in a given day, whereas AI tools can process thousands of images in a matter of minutes or faster,” said François Modave, Ph.D., a professor of AI in the department of anesthesiology. “AI allows us to automate pre-screening to reduce the number of images clinicians have to review. There are always cases that are borderline, where a clinician’s eye becomes essential, but AI can sort out very efficiently all the cases of a clear ‘no issue’ or clear ‘yes, there is something here that requires a closer look.’”

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Giving thanks to our mentors
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As a community centered around education, research and patient care, meaningful innovation takes place year-round at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Through collaboration across departments and generations, the lives of our learners and patients are changed for the better.

This holiday season, we recognize the many teachers, caregivers and leaders who make our workspaces and classrooms places of true support. Hear from four past and present students as they thank the mentors who helped inspire and guide their careers at UF.

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UF Diabetes Institute to establish novel biobank to study cardiovascular and kidney disease in diabetes

During National Diabetes Month, learn about a four-year, $10 million NIH grant that will allow the UF Diabetes Institute to establish a first-of-its-kind repository of tissue from human donors that can be used by researchers worldwide to study Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Scientists hope these efforts, which will include harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, will eventually lead to new treatments that better manage or even prevent diabetes and its complications.

“This biobank represents the natural evolution of diabetes research from one having a major focus on studies of diabetes complications using animal models to the direct analysis of human tissue,” said Mark Atkinson, Ph.D., director of the institute.

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Caring for fellow soldiers: Dr. Maryann Masone
Alumna Maryann Masone, M.D. ’95, spent 26 years as a physician in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2021.
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UF team receives CDC grant to improve modeling of infectious disease outbreaks
Researchers from the UF College of Medicine and the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions have received nearly $900,000 in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address current shortcomings in modeling outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.
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Abstract submissions open for Celebration of Research in February
The College of Medicine Office of Research’s abstract submission portal is now open for the 2023 Celebration of Research Poster Session & Reception Feb. 28. Additional forms of abstracts will be accepted, including figures or tables and visual abstracts. Awards will be announced at the event.
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UF Health opens midwifery practice

Recognizing a need for midwives as a safe option for uncomplicated pregnancies, UF Health recently opened a new practice to further personalize pregnancy care while offering the resources of a major hospital system for consultation or in the rare instances when complications arise.

The UF Health Midwifery Group began seeing a limited number of patients in September for low- and average-risk pregnancies. Midwives are seeing patients at UF Health Women’s Centers at Springhill, Medical Plaza and Heath Brook in Ocala. Midwifery care has previously been available at UF Health, but with a limited number of midwives and never set up as an independent practice.

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Rounds of applause: Celebrating recent college achievements

The college congratulates learners, trainees and faculty who have recently been recognized by their peers within the college and beyond with awards and achievements that honor their hard work and commitment to advancing scientific discovery, improving medical education and helping patients.

Some of their accomplishments include receiving a selective research grant, being elected to a prestigious committee in a professional organization and receiving a scholarship to attend an organizational conference.

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College collaborates with NIH on new program promoting artificial intelligence

In a recent episode of UF’s From Florida podcast, College of Medicine senior associate dean for research affairs Azra Bihorac, M.D., M.S., discussed the college’s involvement in a new program from the National Institutes of Health to expand the use of artificial intelligence in biomedical and behavioral research.

“The idea was to step in and really go to the drawing board and start creating these flagship datasets with the idea that once the project is over, the scientific community will have open access, not only for the data, but also the tools, standards and training materials for workforce development,” Bihorac said.

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