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College launches dashboard to track strategic plan progress

The College of Medicine has launched a dashboard to track the progress of initiatives under the strategic plan.

This dashboard will help ensure the entire College of Medicine community continues to be part of the strategic planning process by sharing the status of projects within the seven pillars as we move forward together. You can find the dashboard on the college’s strategic planning webpage at

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HR 101 training certification being offered for all college faculty, staff, affiliates

The UF College of Medicine Human Resources department is partnering with the UF Human Resources Training and Organizational Development department to offer HR101 — a popular course that is usually quick to fill to capacity — to all College of Medicine faculty, staff and affiliates.

The sessions will be taught by College of Medicine Human Resources Director Kevin Clarke, Ed.D., and will count as credit toward official Training and Organizational Development transcripts.

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Research Day in February to include AI forum

It's not too late to submit an abstract to present your poster at Research Day!

One of the new events taking place during the College of Medicine’s annual Research Day in February will be an AI & Technology Forum, where medical students, researchers in AI, physician faculty and experts in the realm of AI will host a wide variety of presentations that showcase the significance and relevance of new technologies in medical care.

Research Day will take place Feb. 15 from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

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Genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancer risks may have future in routine care at UF Health
A UF Health practice is one of only a few in the country offering genetic screening for cancer risks to patients as part of routine exams. The screenings are being offered to patients of Shireen Madani Sims, M.D., an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
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Force of nature
Retired pediatrician Maude Lofton, M.D. ’79, joins the ranks of UF College of Medicine Wall of Fame inductees.
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Students step up for MLK Day of Service

In honor of the vision and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., UF College of Medicine students spent the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — volunteering alongside the UF and Gainesville community on Jan. 17.

First- and second-year medical students participated in service projects with Grow Hub, a local nonprofit plant nursery, where they assisted with beautification efforts and helped create a garden where workers with disabilities can have access to fresh produce.

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Passing on a passion for listening

Nearly 40 years after graduating from the UF School of PA Studies, 1982 alumnus Gary Gossman is reflecting on his UF experiences and finding ways to help future Gators who share his passion for patient care with the establishment of the Gary S. Gossman PA School Fund, which provides stethoscopes to first-year PA students.

This summer, first-year PA student Liana Jawad received her first stethoscope thanks to a gift from Gossman. Her thank you note to him shared the impact this gift has had on her.

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Graduate student receives NHLBI fellowship to fund cardiovascular study

Caitlin Baumer, a graduate student completing her Ph.D. training in the UF College of Medicine, has been awarded an F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award for the National Institutes of Health.

The one-year award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will fund Baumer’s dissertation research, which examines how sensory information from the taste and cardiovascular systems interact to regulate sodium intake and blood pressure.

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