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Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026
Save the date: Strategic plan town hall planned for December

The UF College of Medicine is paving the way forward with a new, comprehensive strategic plan, which will be unveiled to the college community Friday, Dec. 10, from 7 - 8 a.m. via a livestreamed town hall event.

Input from the college community through survey responses, retreats and focus groups drove the development of the plan and the initiatives that will be implemented under each of the seven pillars.

Save the date and join us as we launch the college’s Strategic Plan — Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026. Additional details to follow. Stay tuned!

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Chair of surgery at UF College of Medicine elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr., M.D., the Edward M. Copeland III and Ann and Ira Horowitz Chair in the College of Medicine’s department of surgery, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his seminal contributions to the understanding of the development of vascular disease and contributing greatly to the advancement of all aspects of vascular and surgical care.

“Honestly, I am a bit overwhelmed and thankful,” Upchurch said. “I fully recognize that this is the reflection of all the amazing people I have been blessed to work with in my career. I also hope it represents a continued and growing national trend in recognizing the University of Florida as a prominent national powerhouse in medicine and science.”

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Biomedical sciences program cohort matched with mentors

As doctoral candidates in the UF College of Medicine’s Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences prepare for careers of scientific research and discovery, they are matched with faculty mentors who will guide their efforts. The cohort of second-year Ph.D. candidates, who were recently matched with their mentors, celebrated this important milestone at an event held in the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building earlier this month.

“This is a celebration of the accomplishments these students have made during their first year,” said Thomas C. Rowe, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate education. “Their mentor is an expert whose goal is to pass their knowledge down and enable their mentee to become an independent researcher. They are the strongest advocates for these students.”

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Department of anesthesiology, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management host 15th annual SABM Patient Blood Management Awareness Week
Patient blood management is the timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to optimize hemoglobin concentration and hemostasis and minimize blood loss to improve patient outcomes. Stay tuned for educational materials from Nov. 1-5, details about giveaways and more.
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UF College of Medicine software engineer goes from sudden cardiac arrest victim to CPR advocate
After experiencing sudden cardiac arrest in 2020, Steve Ryan, a software engineer for the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center in the UF College of Medicine’s division of infectious diseases and global medicine, shares his story to promote the importance of CPR.
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Show your gratitude for a colleague

The College of Medicine will host its first Gratitude Day this month, providing faculty, staff and students the opportunity to show gratitude for a colleague. Individuals are invited to pick up a chocolate from their department or student administration office beginning Oct. 28 and share it with a peer as an expression of appreciation. Snap a photo with the colleague you are grateful for and send your image to so we can share with the college community!

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Unlocking the keys to success

As a Black male in medicine, UF Health emergency medicine physician Henry Young II, M.D.,  knows firsthand the impact of having role models to look up to and the importance of improving diversity and inclusion in medical school. As a health professional involved in the Keys 2 Success program, Young mentors pre-professional students from underrepresented backgrounds and students from rural areas with limited access to health care to take their first steps toward a career in medicine.

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College surpasses Campaign for Charities fundraising goal

Due to the outstanding show of support from the College of Medicine community, the college’s 2021 Campaign for Charities initiative raised over $220,000, far exceeding its goal of $200,000. The college raised over $2,000 in special event fundraising alone thanks to participation in Jeans Day and Penny Wars. Stay tuned for news about which department raised the most funds. Didn’t get a chance to participate in Campaign for Charities this year? There’s still time to make your gift!

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