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Strategic plan update: AI in medicine curriculum course to be unveiled during Research Day

The UF College of Medicine community will get a firsthand look at a new course designed to familiarize clinicians with the tools and possibilities surrounding artificial intelligence in medicine at Research Day on April 6.

The course — the first of three the college community will have to learn about AI — has been in development over the past several months as part of the education pillar in the strategic plan.

The first course will provide clinicians with the fundamentals of AI, give insight into how it can be used in medicine and show how clinicians can become involved with campuswide experts in the field, said Francois Modave, Ph.D., one of the project's leaders.

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Clinical postdoctoral fellow shares experience volunteering in Ukraine and other conflict zones

Riley Jones, M.D., an adjunct clinical postdoctoral global health fellow in the UF College of Medicine’s division of hospital medicine, recently traveled to Ukraine for about a week in mid-March with eight other volunteers and a war crimes investigator as a volunteer with the humanitarian and health nongovernmental organization MedGlobal.

Since 2010, when he first journeyed abroad to provide humanitarian assistance in Haiti following its devastating earthquake, Jones has traveled across the globe to assist the wounded and help shocked health systems adapt.

“Physicians are trained on how to deal with these injuries, but not at this scale,” Jones said. “Nobody takes a course in medical school called 'how to be a doctor in a combat zone.'”

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UF College of Medicine stands among nation’s elite in new U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings

The UF College of Medicine retained its spot as the state’s top-ranked medical school and remains among the nation’s premier institutions, according to new graduate school rankings issued Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.

The college is ranked No. 16 for research among public universities and No. 37 in the nation overall. In primary care, the college ranked 34th nationally for public institutions and No. 48 overall. In the U.S. News diversity index, the College of Medicine is No. 19 among public universities and No. 26 overall.

Factors used to compile the College of Medicine rankings include a nationwide survey of faculty and academic administrators, faculty-to-student ratio, federal research funding and acceptance rates. In recent years, the College of Medicine has adopted novel approaches for discovery and medical education, including being a national leader in advancing the application of artificial intelligence. Its faculty also includes world-renowned physicians and scientists.

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UF Urology’s all-female intern class makes history
Meet the first all-female intern class in UF Urology’s history: Drs. Jordan Smith, Trisha Nguyen and Miranda Eubank.
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COM Diversity Week starts Monday, April 4
Join us for a full schedule of events, including the Dean's Grand Rounds Monday at 11:30 a.m. featuring a presentation by Dr. Philip Alberti, the director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice, and much more throughout the week.
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Research Day mobile app now live
Check out the app for details on posters to be on display, AI presentations taking place and more. Our annual poster session April 6 is an opportunity to reflect on the strength of our research programs, appreciate the scope of the science and launch new partnerships through robust conversations.
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Track the progress of initiatives under the seven pillars of the strategic plan.
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Dr. Rashmin C. Savani named Department of Pediatrics chair

Rashmin C. Savani, M.B., Ch.B., will join the UF College of Medicine in August as the next chair for the Department of Pediatrics.

Savani, currently the pediatric chair, neonatal-perinatal medicine division chief and associate director for the division of pulmonary & vascular biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, grew up inspired to go into medicine by his late father, a physician and health adviser in Uganda.

"I look forward to learning from my colleagues in Gainesville, seeking their guidance and taking the department to the next level," he said.

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Celebrating teaching excellence

Faculty were invited to reflect on their teaching accomplishments and their dedication to shaping the next generation of health care professionals at the UF College of Medicine’s 22nd annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education awards reception March 15.

Hosted by the Society of Teaching Scholars at the Harrell Medical Education Building, the event opened with remarks from Dean Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., followed by a presentation of awards to a handful of students and dozens of faculty members at the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville and Jacksonville and a recognition of new inductees to the society.

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AOA Honor Medical Society celebrates 41 new members

A select few of the UF College of Medicine’s elite students, residents and faculty were elected for lifelong membership into the highly prestigious national organization, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, in an annual banquet March 17.

Since the society’s establishment in 1902, over 200,000 physicians and medical students have been inducted from medical schools across the country. The University of Florida Beta Chapter was established in May 1960 and was the 85th local chapter to be chartered.

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