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Kartik Cherabuddi addresses concerns about delta variant

Kartik Cherabuddi

The coronavirus continues to mutate and evolve, and the delta variant is causing particular worry among infectious disease specialists. The variant has a small but rapidly increasing foothold in the U.S. and is already dominant in the United Kingdom. In a recent UF Health article, Kartik Cherabuddi, M.D., associate professor and epidemiologist in the UF […]

Applications open for 2021-22 Strategic Communications Academy

Offered by the College of Journalism and Communications and UFHR Training & Organizational Development, the Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders and Scholars helps faculty and staff develop next-level communication skills to build communities, communicate persuasively and drive positive change. Applicants must be UF faculty or TEAMS staff members and have supervisory support to attend. […]

Views from a pandemic

In the Summer 2021 issue of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions News magazine, some of the college’s faculty, staff and students shared the struggles, surprises and silver linings in an unforgettable year. While there are many universalities in the COVID-19 experience, the article notes, it has affected everyone differently. “I’ve worked […]

UF International Center celebrates 30th anniversary

The UF International Center (UFIC) is celebrating 30 years. Visit the UFIC website to find out more about the history of the center and its accomplishments, watch interviews with previous directors, view a photo gallery and learn about upcoming events. Discover

New mental health helpline devoted exclusively to UF faculty and staff

In an effort to more efficiently connect UF faculty and staff and their families to mental health services, UFHR, in partnership with the UF departments of Psychiatry and Clinical and Health Psychology, is introducing a new Mental Health Services Access Line devoted exclusively to university employees and their dependents. Faculty, staff and their dependents may […]

City of Gainesville and UF partner to introduce electric scooter rentals


On June 7, the City of Gainesville, in collaboration with UF, launched its new Micromobility Pilot Program, enabling three vendors to deploy a small fleet of electric scooters for rent throughout the city and on UF’s campus. E-scooters are available for rent from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, providing a sustainable option for short-distance […]

Dana Zimmel appointed dean of UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Dana N. Zimmel, D.V.M., has been named dean of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, after having served in the post on an interim basis since December 2019. She becomes the college’s seventh dean and the first woman ever to hold the job. A clinical professor in the college’s department of large animal clinical sciences […]

University to stabilize and expand Baby Gator Child Development Centers

Last week, the UF Board of Trustees approved a plan to stabilize and expand Baby Gator Child Development Centers in an effort to meet some of the program’s most pressing needs and to lay the groundwork for even more expansion and elevation of the program in the years to come. Vice President for Human Resources […]

UF Board of Trustees recognizes Michael Lauzardo and Screen, Test & Protect team

Last Thursday, the UF Board of Trustees recognized UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., with a permanent resolution that paid homage to his work and leadership to help guide UF through the COVID-19 pandemic. Board of Trustees Chair Mori Hosseini read the full resolution, highlighting the collaborative work among Dr. […]

It’s hurricane season — keep current to stay current

With hurricane season upon us, UF departments and individuals are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans — or, if need be, to put one in place. Keep Current. Stay Current. UF’s key method of communicating with UF faculty, staff and students in emergency situations is the UF Alert system. You can […]