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Graduating class names 2021 Hippocratic Award recipient

Students from the class of 2021 announced Ana Turner, MD, an assistant professor and clerkship director for the department of psychiatry at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, as the 2021 winner of the Hippocratic Award for her outstanding teaching abilities and her fierce dedication to providing care for marginalized populations.

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Clinical science and basic science faculty research awards announced

Michael Okun, MD, and Jiang Bian, PhD, were recently announced as the winners of the 2021 College of Medicine Clinical Science Research Award and the UF College of Medicine Basic Science Research Award, respectively. Each year the college presents an award to a clinical science and a basic science faculty member for outstanding achievement, productivity and research discovery.

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Strategic planning takes shape at College of Medicine

I am energized by the amount of engagement we’ve received and the thoughtful responses and feedback our faculty, students, administrative staff, trainees and APPs are providing through the first phase of the strategic planning process. We will continue to share with the College of Medicine community the progress being made and what’s coming next. 

– Dean Koch

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Tune in: Medical students set to graduate on May 15

Join me in celebrating our newest class of Gator MDs on May 15. This year's commencement ceremony will be live streamed from the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at 9 a.m. Join in the celebration by tagging #UFGrad or #GatorMD on your public social media — posts will be shared on the Jumbotron for our graduates and guests to enjoy.

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Dr. Mark Segal looks to advance medical knowledge through MD-PhD program
Dr. Mark Segal’s passion for discovery will be translated to the next generation of clinician-scientists as interim director of the UF College of Medicine MD-PhD program
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May 9-15 is Hospital Week
Join us May 9-15 as we celebrate our incredible physicians, residents, staff and volunteers who support patient care across UF Health Shands.
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May is Nurses Month
Our nurses are the heart and soul of our organization, and their motto — “experienced care, expert caring”— is at the core of everything they do. Join us as we celebrate our UF Health Shands Nursing and Patient Care staff during Nurses Month.
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» May Wellness Calendar
» Better You Strides – health screenings for employees
» Doctor Gator News
» UF Health News
» Florida Physician Magazine
» UF Health Med Matters
» UF Health MedEd Cast (podcast)
Augmented reality in the classroom

Students learn using 3D-printed organs and augmented reality holograms in a demonstration held April 8-9. The collaboration with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and industry leaders ApoQlar and Stratasys provided this immersive experience. As part of the presentation, Stratasys donated 40 3D-printed hearts for students to dissect and learn from.

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Thompson and Kelly awarded ELAM fellowship

Pediatricians Maria Kelly, MD, and Lindsay Thompson, MD, begin a prestigous fellowship that prepares faculty for leadership roles in academic medicine. The Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Medicine Program is hosted by the Drexel University College of Medicine. They join 12 other College of Medicine female faculty with this honor.  

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Legacy Challenge: Michelot Michel

The Legacy Challenge was issued four years ago by alumni to reach 100 gifts to scholarships to aid outstanding students like Michelot Michel in their medical education. As president and academic chair of the class of 2023, Michel advocates for his classmates to ensure each student receives a fair and equitable medical education. 

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