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UF first among U.S. public universities in tech transfer for economic return

The University of Florida ranks first among public universities and second nationwide in a new report that evaluates which U.S. universities are best at moving new discoveries from the lab and into the real world through research commercialization and STEM graduates.

The report was produced by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization Heartland Forward. Metrics included invention disclosures; number of licenses and options; licensing income and startups formed; citations of university articles contained in patents granted to firms; and relative number of STEM graduates.

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School of PA Studies celebrates 15th annual white coat ceremony

Applause and cheers erupted from the audience as students from the University of Florida School of Physician Assistant Studies crossed the stage one by one to receive their new uniforms: UF Health white coats inscribed with their names.

The 15th annual white coat ceremony, which took place at the Health Professions, Nursing & Pharmacy Building on June 3, marked the transition from didactic to clinical training for the 61 members of the class of 2023.

“The moment you receive your first white coat is a memory that will stay with you throughout your career,” UF College of Medicine Dean Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., told students. “Your white coat symbolizes a devotion to practicing patient-centered care with the utmost professionalism and humanism.”

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College of Medicine housestaff now eligible for UF Employee Education Program

For years, one of the main perks available to full-time UF faculty and staff has been the Employee Education Program, or EEP, an opportunity to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester. Under the program, employees receive a tuition waiver as they work toward completing a degree of their choice.

As part of the College of Medicine’s strategic plan, announced in December by Dean Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., the program is now open to residents, fellows and adjunct clinical postdoctoral associates. For the first time this spring, six housestaff joined the EEP.

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CTSI & MD-PhD Research Day — June 17
Celebrate the research of MD-PhD students and CTSI trainees, scholars and pilot awardees. The event will include a poster session and keynote address on pediatric health equity and global health.
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PA class of 2022 commencement set for June 18
Students from the UF School of PA Studies class of 2022 will take their first steps as Gator PAs during a ceremony at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 18.
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Meet the 2022-23 Faculty Council
The College of Medicine’s Faculty Council, a group of elected officers that promote the advancement of medicine by communicating between faculty and administration at the college and academic health center, recently announced six new officers.
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View strategic plan initiatives dashboard
Track the progress of initiatives under the seven pillars of the strategic plan.
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Artificial intelligence platform accurately predicts surgical complications

Complications after surgery can pose many challenges for both physicians and patients. Now, UF researchers have confirmed their artificial intelligence system accurately helps doctors predict and manage these problems.

Researchers believe the system is unique in its ability to accurately predict postoperative complications by automatically acquiring patients’ medical data and delivering it to doctors’ mobile devices. The system, known as MySurgeryRisk, is at least as accurate as physicians in predicting surgical complications and sometimes more so, newly published findings show.

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College celebrates postdocs with ice cream social

On May 25, more than 200 postdocs from the College of Medicine were invited to enjoy a sweet treat while mingling with colleagues, college leadership and department chairs.

The ice cream social, hosted by the Office of the Dean and the Office of Research Affairs, featured dessert from B’z Gelati and SweetBerries.

Several tables were also set up to showcase resources available for postdocs, from the UF Postdoctoral Association and the UF Counseling and Wellness Center to College of Medicine HR and GatorCare.

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Raising Hope at Work campaign runs through July 31

After a two-year hiatus, the Raising Hope at Work employee giving campaign for the UF College of Medicine and UF Health Shands has returned.

New this year: Employees can choose any fund to support. No matter where the gift goes, you join in healing, discovering, educating and raising hope together for patients and the community.

For the past decade, Raising Hope at Work gifts have supported initiatives like renovations to the NICU, capital projects like the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building and programmatic initiatives like Arts in Medicine.

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