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Revenue cycle management project aims to improve physician reimbursement with data-driven approach
Exterior of the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital

As part of a project under the system integration pillar in the College of Medicine’s strategic plan, leaders across the college and UF Health Shands Hospital are working together to collect data to optimize revenue cycle management, and in turn, create more efficient systems that prioritize the needs of faculty, staff and patients.

Daniel Hoh, M.D., a professor in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery and assistant dean of revenue cycle management at the College of Medicine, serves as the project’s champion. He says the value of an efficient revenue cycle process is the impact it has on supporting the college’s missions in patient care, education, research and improving the health of the community.

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‘A calling without set boundaries’
A man in graduation regalia smiles and leans in for a hug following the medical student graduation ceremony.

On May 20, 140 UF medical students in the class of 2023 received their diplomas and recited the Hippocratic oath, exiting the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as doctors of medicine for the first time.

“Empathy-based medicine is perhaps the most important of all,” said Kimberly D. Manning, M.D., a professor of medicine and associate vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion at the Emory University School of Medicine, who served as the event’s keynote speaker. “I want you to close your eyes and think about your most cherished person, who you love the most. And think about who that person might be to someone.”

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Department of radiology’s medical physics program sees exponential growth
Faculty from the College of Medicine's medical physics graduate program stand outside.

By learning alongside clinical faculty, staff and trainees, doctoral candidates in the medical physics graduate program gain experience that prepares them to not only become well versed in the basic science disciplines needed to develop and use diagnostic imaging, medical radiation treatments, devices and technologies, but also to possess a deep understanding of their clinical implications.

Housed in the department of radiology, the program has seen significant growth in recent years that has led to great success. This spring, all five graduates matched with participating diagnostic imaging medical physics residency programs, marking UF as the program with the most medical physics residency matches in the nation this year. 

“We have known for several years now that our graduates are very sought-after because now the programs in the country know how well-trained they are,” said Manuel Arreola, Ph.D., DABR, vice chair of the department of radiology and director of the medical physics graduate program.

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Dr. Azra Bihorac discusses medical AI research on recent podcast
Azra Bihorac, M.D., M.S., the senior associate dean for research affairs and co-director of UF's Intelligent Critical Care Center, discussed a multicenter grant aimed at building an infrastructure for artificial intelligence in critical care on a recent BrainX Talks podcast.
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Save the date! Annual State of the College address coming Sept. 29
Grahpic that reads Save the date: State of the College address on September 29.
Get ready to kick off the new academic year this fall with the UF College of Medicine's annual State of the College address, taking place Sept. 29 from 7-8 a.m.
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Watch PA commencement, live!
Tune into a livestream of the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2023 commencement ceremony Saturday, June 17 beginning at 9 a.m.
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Track progress of initiatives under the strategic plan’s seven pillars.
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Cells send maintenance crews to fix damaged protein factories, study finds

In a discovery fundamental to the inner workings of cells, scientists have discovered that if oxidative stress damages protein factories called ribosomes, repair crews may move in to help fix the damage so work can quickly resume.

The discovery, reported in the journal Molecular Cell, could have implications for cancer, the aging process, and growth and development, said the study’s lead author, molecular biologist Katrin Karbstein, Ph.D., a professor at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology.

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Robert Eisnger and Leora Liberman smile and stand togther during Match Day.
Alumni couple award matches more than residencies

While reflecting on their time at the UF College of Medicine, one couple established an award to signify their thanks to a matchmaking friend who made their relationship happen and to the institution where it all began.

Leora Lieberman, M.D. ’19, and Robert Eisinger, Ph.D. ’20, M.D. ’22, have experienced firsthand the challenges of being in a long-distance relationship while studying medicine. They created the Dr. Emma Segal Award, named after their classmate who urged them to meet, to support residency applicants and help couples align their paths.

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Eminent scholar recognized by Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

A UF College of Medicine professor emeritus who developed the first gene therapy drug to prevent blindness is among the 2023 inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

William Hauswirth, Ph.D., a professor in ophthalmology, is being inducted for groundbreaking advancements in gene therapy, including the first gene therapy drug, Luxturna®, to treat both adults and children with inherited retinal disease, and his work restoring vision to the functionally blind.

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