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Deadline to submit posters for Research Day presentations is Friday, Jan. 21

The College of Medicine’s annual Research Day celebration is just around the corner, and the deadline for submissions to the poster presentation session is quickly approaching. Presentations are open to College of Medicine faculty and their collaborators. Those who are interested in presenting their research during the event can submit abstracts online now. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 21. 

College of Medicine Research Day 2022 will take place Feb. 15, from 4-8:30 p.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The event typically attracts more than 1,100 students, along with their friends and family, faculty, researchers and medical professionals. Light refreshments will be served.

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Project teams forming to launch initiatives that will move strategic plan vision forward

Following the completion of the College of Medicine’s comprehensive strategic planning process, project teams are forming with the goal of launching two to three initiatives under each of the seven pillars that will begin to move us toward our vision under that pillar.

Project champions will lead each initiative with the support of a project team and will be guided by project management processes. Accountability teams under each of the strategic plan’s seven pillars will serve as a resource to project teams.

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UF Diabetes Institute pediatric medical director receives JDRF award

Desmond Schatz, M.D., professor and interim chair of the department of pediatrics and pediatric medical director of the UF Diabetes Institute, received the prestigious 2021 JDRF George Eisenbarth Award for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention during the organization's meeting in December.

The award is presented annually to a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to and research advances in the prevention of Type 1 diabetes.

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Longtime faculty member and exceptional leader and role model passes away
Edward J. Wilkinson, M.D., a professor emeritus in the department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine, died Dec. 21. He was 83. Dr. Wilkinson was an internationally respected figure in the field of pathology and was an outstanding mentor and teacher of residents, fellows and faculty.
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UF leading way on fetal growth and placenta research
Research by Helen Jones, Ph.D., co-director of the Center for Research in Perinatal Outcomes and an associate professor in the department of physiology and functional genomics, can help improve health outcomes for families long after pregnancy.
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MLK Day of Service to take place Jan. 17
Join fellow UF student volunteers and partnering community members for a day of reflection and service in Gainesville in honor of the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nine volunteer opportunities are available, from Grow Hub to Grace Marketplace.
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» Get your steps in by participating in the College of Medicine's virtual 5K, where you can join faculty, staff, students and alumni in running, walking, rolling or self-propelling a distance of 3.1 miles at any time, anywhere, this month.
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Student elected president of anesthesiology society's student section

Nick Davies, a first-year UF medical student, has been elected president elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Medical Student Component. In this national leadership position, he will have the opportunity to represent medical students across the country who are seeking to go into anesthesiology.

The Medical Student Component seeks to increase student involvement at the state and national levels and increase student exposure to anesthesiology at medical schools across the nation.

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Former UF Health patient creates ‘coping kits’ for pediatric blood draws

After being diagnosed with Graves’ disease, one UF Health patient found herself stuck in this routine and decided it was time for a change. She came up with the idea of creating “coping kits” for pediatric patients just like her, and it wasn’t long until she had a team of pediatric residents backing her POP-Fear project: Phasing out Phlebotomy Fear.

She chose to stay behind the scenes, but her mother, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital pediatrician Nicole Paradise Black, M.D., and other pediatric residents were eager to share.

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UF study uses AI to predict postoperative complications, improve patient care

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to make accurate predictions of postoperative complications — and applying those predictions directly to patient care.

In a study published in JAMA, Tyler Loftus, M.D., and his co-authors applied the prediction framework to identify patients who were being undertriaged, meaning they had a high risk for complications but were assigned to a low-frequency surveillance environment. The study investigated the association of undertriage to hospital wards after surgical procedures with mortality and resource use.

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