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UF Health academic hub aims to advance AI in the health sciences

As part of UF’s Artificial Intelligence, or AI, initiative, UF Health is creating an academic hub to advance AI in the health sciences, grounded in the values of community, trustworthiness, diversity, equity and inclusion. To advance this goal, UF Health is seeking faculty to join the university’s growing community of researchers and clinicians developing and applying […]

UF honors integration pioneers with historical marker

Last week, UF unveiled a historical marker honoring the integration pioneers who led the charge to desegregate the institution. The marker honors the efforts of Virgil Hawkins, one of six African Americans who sued the university after being denied admission in 1949 solely based on their race. Other pioneers recognized on the marker include George […]

Maintaining a drug- and tobacco-free workplace

The University of Florida strives to provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace environment for its faculty, staff and students — and these commitments are reflected in our policies as well as the protections and support provided to those who may need it. The federal law known as the Drug-Free Workplace Act requires UF to maintain a drug-free […]

Dr. Michael Lauzardo answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots

As the delta variant of the coronavirus persists, federal officials are urgently studying the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines as well as a second shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If the Food and Drug Administration and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee agree to […]

Coping with the mental health challenges posed by COVID-19

Our collective struggles to live with the stress brought about by the pandemic have led to an increased demand for mental health support. Jacqueline Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, says the burden of coping with stress caused by the upheaval of normal life means we all need to pay […]

UF CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. As the nation honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, UF invites you to celebrate those who have contributed to the university’s institutional excellence and those who lend their voices to today’s UF experience. Visit UF’s HHM website for a variety of spotlights, […]

A Healthy Table: Festive Feasts workshops

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents in four live virtual workshops to learn how to create a flavorful and healthy fall meal using your favorite autumn flavors. Each workshop will feature Family and Consumer Science Agents from around Florida demonstrating healthy cooking skills and interactive “cook-along” activities. Workshops run every Tuesday at 7 p.m. starting on Sept. […]

UF ranked fifth among top public universities

Upon yesterday’s announcement of the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, UF is now ranked fifth among top public universities, marking an extraordinary milestone in the university’s history. UF has advanced a record nine spots on the public university list since 2017. On the U.S. News National Universities list, which includes both […]

Global Fellows program applications due Oct. 11

The Global Fellows Program provides training and a $5,000 seed grant to junior faculty who wish to develop an international research project. Faculty may use these funds to cover expenses for travel to collect field data, meet with international scholars, access resources not available at UF or to support any activity that advances research abroad. […]

The effects of COVID-19 vaccines on children

Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., M.S., UF professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, recently discussed the safety and effects of the COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 and older as well as the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent infection and possible long-term consequences. Looking for where you can get your child vaccinated? Locations throughout the state may be […]