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Mangurian Foundation gift will lead to nation’s top neuroimaging facility at UF Health

A $5 million gift from the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation has set the stage for the UF College of Medicine to build a comprehensive brain imaging facility at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases to explore the brain as never before.

The new laboratory space will enhance vital clinical research in both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia.

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College welcomes largest first-year MD class

The class of 2025 is the College of Medicine’s largest medical school class to date, and it comprises talented, compassionate future Gator physicians with diverse backgrounds and experiences, from serving in the military to running nonprofits to leading artistic performances.

Read about some of the 163 members of the class of 2025 and the messages faculty shared with them during orientation.

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Orange and Brew events a success

UF College of Medicine Dean Colleen Koch and UF Health Shands CEO Ed Jimenez helped welcome residents, fellows and students to a new year by serving as volunteer baristas July 27 at the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals and July 30 at the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.

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UF and Scripps Research announce talks to integrate
UF and Scripps Research are in talks to integrate the Florida-based branch of Scripps Research with the research arm of UF’s academic health center to marry the clinical and educational expertise of the state’s flagship university with one of the world’s premier biomedical research enterprises.
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Congenital Heart Center director wins state award
The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has named Mark S. Bleiweis, M.D., as the recipient of the Philip O. Lichtblau, M.D., Award, given annually to a pediatric surgeon or surgical specialist who has made significant contributions to the Children’s Medical Services Program.
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UF Health Shands Hospital ranked among nation’s best in six medical specialties

No other Florida hospital has as many adult and pediatric specialties ranked among the nation’s best as UF Health Shands Hospital, with the U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Hospitals survey released this week again reflecting the health system’s stature as a longstanding leader in Florida and regional health care.

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UF launches state-of-the-art neuro-oncology lab

Top brain cancer researchers and UF leaders unveiled a world-class neuro-oncology laboratory at UF’s Basic Science Building July 24.

The Adam Michael Rosen Neuro-Oncology Laboratory will provide an innovative workspace and the best and latest equipment to the team of Dr. Duane Mitchell, focused on stimulating immune responses against malignant brain tumor cells.

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Faculty focus groups underway during Phase 2 of strategic planning

Faculty members met this week with the dean’s project management team to discuss feedback and ideas received during the strategic planning process. Department chairs nominated the faculty participants to ensure representation across departments. Several more faculty focus group meetings are planned as part of the second phase of the college's strategic planning process.

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