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Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026
College implements first-of-its-kind equity adviser pilot program

Since the unveiling of its comprehensive strategic plan, the UF College of Medicine has made the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce one of its key priorities. To accelerate this effort, the college created a new equity adviser pilot program equipping faculty and staff with a wealth of resources to serve as advocates for inclusive hiring practices.

As part of the diversity, inclusion and health care equity pillar of the college’s strategic plan, the equity adviser pilot program provides a structured course for faculty, staff and administrators to become certified in inclusive hiring best practices and serve their departments as consultants during the recruitment process.

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Department spotlight: Pharmacology course centered on team science gives insight into translational research

The tiny pill you swallow to manage high blood pressure or keep your blood sugar in check probably took decades and billions of dollars to develop. Students at the UF College of Medicine aiming for careers in academic science or the pharmaceutical industry are learning the ins and outs of this yearslong, highly regulated field to understand the most effective ways to treat patients, from the lab bench to the hospital bedside.

Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community and Policy — a class developed by pharmacology department faculty and Jeffrey Martens, Ph.D., chair of the department of pharmacology and therapeutics — gives students a crash course in the research, marketing and regulation of pharmaceuticals. The course serves as a foundation for Ph.D. candidates in the pharmacology concentration in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and for students in the TL1 and CTSA certificate programs in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute serving the College of Medicine and beyond.

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School of Physician Assistant Studies celebrates 50 years of training during PA Week

Advocating for patients using a broad base of medical knowledge and training, physician assistants are essential to health care teams in every specialty. During National PA Week, held annually from Oct. 6-12, the UF College of Medicine honors its PA faculty, staff, students and alumni, who provide humanistic care for all patients.

“National PA Week is a way for us to honor and pay tribute to our colleagues and to celebrate the profession,” said Nina Multak, Ph.D., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, the associate dean and Randolph B. Mahoney director of the UF School of PA Studies. “We’re looking forward to a bright future as our program continues to enhance through new opportunities with technology and training.”

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Faculty and trainees participate in science communications workshop
During the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop, researchers from the UF College of Medicine participated in activities to learn how to more effectively communicate their research to peers, loved ones and the public.
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Reminder: Second annual Gratitude Day coming next week
Gratitude Day flyer with event date: October 19.
On Oct. 19, faculty, staff and students are invited to pick up a chocolate from their department’s main office or their respective student administration office and share it with a colleague to show gratitude.
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View strategic plan initiatives dashboard
A snapshot of the College of Medicine strategic plan dashboard.
Track progress of initiatives under the strategic plan’s seven pillars.
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College of Medicine welcomes hundreds of graduates during 2022 Alumni Weekend

Since the first class walked across the stage in 1960, thousands of students have donned their caps and graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine, going on to become globally influential researchers and health care providers. College of Medicine alumni have been stewards of science and medicine since before the first Star Wars movie, the original McDonald’s Big Mac and access to the internet.

During the 2022 UF College of Medicine Alumni Weekend, held in person on Oct. 7-8 for the first time since the pandemic began, over 400 alumni and friends signed up to celebrate each other, ushering in new Wall of Fame recipients, applauding millions of dollars in scholarship commitments and enjoying shared company at class reunions and a UF homecoming tailgate.

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Portrait of Aigi Adesogan.
College welcomes new associate director for human resources

Aigi Adesogan, a longtime UF employee who has spent 25 years in human resources, now brings her wealth of experience and expertise to the College of Medicine. As the new associate director for human resources, a role she began Sept. 23, she leads a team of seven, handling everything from talent acquisition to overseeing the human resources business partners who support the units within the college.

Originally an attorney, she has tapped into her law background countless times, often becoming the go-to contact for colleagues with questions about compliance, liaising with the general counsel’s office and more. She said she looks forward to working in a dynamic industry, getting to know the College of Medicine community and being part of the college's momentum.

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Scripps exterior at sunset
Wertheim Foundation provides lead gift of $100 million to UF Scripps

The University of Florida has announced that the Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has provided $100 million — the largest gift from an individual donor in university history — to elevate the stature of UF Scripps as one of the world’s leading forces in biomedical research and to advance the leading-edge work of faculty at the campus in Jupiter, Florida.

This transformational lead investment will launch a 10-year, $1 billion public-private partnership — spearheaded by UF Scripps — that is focused on amplifying fundamental science, driving research that translates profound discoveries from bench to bedside to business, training the next generation of innovators and investigators, and improving the health outcomes and experiences of countless patients and families in Palm Beach County, throughout Florida and across the nation.

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