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Participants can learn to code in new AI for health care course
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Learners, trainees and faculty at the College of Medicine will soon have the opportunity to get into the nitty gritty process of developing their own code to create artificial intelligence algorithms that would improve medical research as part of an upcoming course.

AI in Healthcare Technical Course II is expected to be available to students, trainees and faculty at the College of Medicine by the end of April, with attendees at the college’s upcoming AI4Health conference in Orlando getting a special first look at the course’s early modules. Last year, more than 1,000 college affiliates enrolled in the first course on the fundamentals of artificial intelligence terminology and applications in medicine.

Like the College of Medicine’s popular AI fundamentals course, the second course will include several modules that contain six- to eight-minute videos and other multimedia elements like animated graphics, created through collaboration with the UF College of Education.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month
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Traditionally, women are less likely to seek out professional help for physical and mental health conditions. However, with an increasing presence of female clinicians and health professionals who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine, clinicians nationwide are gaining the trust that will lead women to better overall health.

In honor of Women’s History Month, celebrated annually in March, the UF College of Medicine is highlighting female faculty and staff in various departments who dedicate their careers to improving women’s health.

Hear from three College of Medicine women who are impacting women’s health care: Ki Park, M.D., founder and director of the UF Health Women’s Cardiovascular Health Services program; Kay Roussos-Ross, M.D., MPAS, director of the UF Health Women’s Center — Medical Plaza; and Natalia Prieto, CNM, ARNP, DNP, the lead midwife for the UF Health Midwifery Group.

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Match Day 2023: A day to remember
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A total of 132 members of the UF medical school class of 2023 were joined by friends and family at the Edward G. Evans Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on March 17 for Match Day, during which all U.S. medical students discover where they will spend the next three to seven years in their residency programs.

Shelley Collins, M.D., the associate dean for student affairs, said she has enjoyed watching members of the UF M.D. class of 2023 develop into wonderful physicians.

“Seniors, you have had an incredible impact on me over the last four years that I’ve gotten to know you, and I hope that I have been able to impact you even just a little bit and influence you as you head off into your careers,” she said. “Today is a great day that you will remember for the rest of your careers, and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you.”

The most common specialties the class will go into include internal medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology, OB-GYN, radiology and general surgery. The UF College of Medicine will also welcome 191 new residents in Gainesville and 98 new residents in Jacksonville.

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Honoring a selfless act
University of Florida College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Studies student Samantha Golden, vice president for the PA class of 2024, presenting a glass art picture of a brain that she created with her mother and grandmother, as a token of thanks to the anatomy professors.
On Feb. 22, members of the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2024 honored the lives and legacies of the people who chose to donate their bodies to further medical knowledge at a ceremony in the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building.
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AI4Health CME Conference
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The University of Florida’s inaugural AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence CME conference will explore how AI-enabled discoveries will change clinical practice and improve patients’ health. Please join us at Disney’s Yacht Club in Orlando, Florida, on April 20-22.
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Teachers who inspire: Thao Jinwright, MPAS
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As an immigrant and first-generation college graduate, Thao Jinwright, MPAS, a clinical assistant professor at the School of Physician Assistant Studies, instills in her students the importance of practicing cultural competency in patient care.
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Dr. Kevin Farmer named SEC Team Physician of the Year

University Athletic Association team physician Kevin Farmer, M.D., was named the 2023 SEC Team Physician of the Year, voted on by fellow sports medicine staff at each school in the Southeastern Conference. He was recognized for excellence as an orthopedic surgeon.

The annual honor is awarded to a team physician who is recognized for their dedication, commitment and service to their school's student-athletes and athletics department and is voted on by representatives from all 14 SEC schools. 

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Celebrating success in medical education

The 23rd annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education Reception on March 14 in the Harrell Medical Education Building highlighted UF’s Medical Education Week, a yearly event series hosted by the college’s Society of Teaching Scholars and Office of Educational Affairs to recognize and nurture the breadth of educational programming and wealth of passionate teachers at UF.

In addition to the awards ceremony, Medical Education Week included presentations by faculty and guest speakers.

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Using artificial intelligence and patient medical records to predict Alzheimer’s disease

Using data in electronic health records, University of Florida researchers have designed an artificial intelligence system that can predict which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to five years before receiving a diagnosis.

Currently, there are no early screening tests for Alzheimer’s disease, which is diagnosed only after patients develop symptoms. By that time, the disease already has caused significant brain damage.

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