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Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026
Quality & Patient Safety initiative to drive innovation in quality, patient safety, health care efficiency and workforce development
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Every day, patients generate thousands of data points that can reveal key insights regarding their health. With the explosion of artificial intelligence capabilities, clinicians are now better able to use these data points to inform how they deliver high-quality, evidence-based care, tailored to each individual. From making more accurate diagnoses and creating more personalized treatment plans to predicting patient outcomes, the technology, tools and training possibilities of this new era of medicine have the power to transform care.

At the UF College of Medicine, a primary focus is applying these tools to improve health care quality, eliminate preventable harm, advance knowledge of health care delivery to reduce waste, and become a national resource for workforce development. Now, the college has received $10 million annually in state appropriations to launch an artificial intelligence-enabled Quality & Patient Safety initiative, or QPSi, to bring this vision to life. The goal is to create an institute that will drive innovations that improve quality, patient safety, health care efficiency and workforce development by harnessing the University of Florida’s computational strength in AI and resources such as HiPerGator, one of the fastest supercomputers in American higher education.

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UF Health Cancer Center achieves National Cancer Institute designation
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The UF Health Cancer Center has received prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute, or NCI, and joins the ranks of the country’s most distinguished cancer centers, becoming the 72nd in the U.S. and the only one in North Central Florida.

The center will receive $2.1 million annually from the NCI to enhance its ability to attract more world-class researchers and clinical investigators and train the next generation of the cancer research workforce, while increasing its competitiveness for cancer research grants.

Jonathan D. Licht, M.D., director of the Cancer Center and the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Chair in the UF College of Medicine, said the NCI designation — and its ability to boost cancer research funding — means a brighter future for those in the region affected by cancer.

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PA class of 2023 celebrates commencement
Students in the University of Florida Physician Assistant class of 2023 stand together in their graduation regalia after commencement.

Fifty-nine members of the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2023 completed their PA school journeys with the June 17 commencement ceremony, cheered on by loved ones, faculty and classmates.

“I have a lot of feelings surrounding today, but the strongest is one of gratitude,” said Morgan Dopp, MPAS '23, a National Health Service Corps scholar who will soon begin her career specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in her home state of Arizona. “I am grateful for the experiences and people who have influenced my life and made this day possible for me.”

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Stethoscopes and superheroes
Steven Tinsley wears a blue Florida Gators jersey and stands in a room full of boxes while holding up two comic books in his collection.
After retiring from medicine, pulmonary and critical care physician and UF residency and fellowship graduate Steven Tinsley, M.D., is applying his passion for comic books, art and science to fuel the creation of a novel.
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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in four specialties
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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital’s diabetes and endocrinology program is now ranked among the nation’s top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. It is the highest ranking ever for the program, which is joined in the standings by three other UF Health pediatric medical specialties.
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Save the date: State of the College Address
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Mark your calendars for the 2023 State of the College Address, Sept. 29 from 7-8 a.m. In-person and livestream viewing will be available.
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Track progress of initiatives under the strategic plan’s seven pillars.
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Medical students spearhead program for medical interpreter authorization

With about 15% of Alachua County households primarily speaking a language other than English, it’s important for health care workers to be mindful of their patients’ language and cultural considerations.

Bilingual medical students at UF are leading an effort to provide better care to patients with limited English proficiency. Starting this summer, interested medical students can take an elective course preparing them to become authorized medical interpreters for UF Health through training from the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.

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Summer reads recommendations from the College of Medicine community

Whether you are admiring a colorful sunset on a sandy beach, hopping on a plane for an international adventure or curling up in a cozy backyard hammock for a staycation this season, packing for the perfect getaway starts with adding a good book to your carry-on.

Wondering what's on bookshelves right now for students, faculty and staff? Check out this list of 20 page-turning reads recommended by the UF College of Medicine community that span fiction, nonfiction, history, humor, health and more to keep you fully booked this summer.

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UF researchers find link between asthma and cancer risk

Patients with asthma are almost one-and-a-half times more likely to develop cancer than those without it, a study has found. Led by department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics associate professor Yi Guo, Ph.D., a team of researchers analyzed the data of more than 90,000 adult patients with asthma from the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network to reach their findings. 

“Data-oriented research in biomedical research has been rapidly evolving because of the advancements in artificial intelligence,” said UF Health chief data scientist and department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics professor Jiang Bian, Ph.D.

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