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GatorCare welcomes new president, Billy McCarty

Billy McCarty, MD, MBA, became GatorCare’s president on Oct. 31, after the retirement of Jill Sumfest, MD, MS, FACS. McCarty joined UF Health as GatorCare’s medical director last November, previously served as the regional medical director for Tampa-based Optum and has an extensive background working with a large network of doctors and neighborhood physician practices […]

Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 14–18

International Education Week celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The UF International Center invites the UF community to join in the celebration by hosting events, volunteering to carry a flag for the World Flag Display or registering a team for its Trivia competition. Visit the UF International Center website to learn more.

Improve your eating habits with the Sweet and Salty Nutrition Challenge

Register for a three-week, email-based nutrition campaign that focuses on increasing your awareness of sodium and sugar consumption by helping you learn the lingo on food labels, become a more conscious consumer and conquer the kitchen. Visit the GatorCare website to learn more.

Leave cash-out opportunity through Nov. 9

Each year, UF TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave before the holiday season, provided a minimum of 40 hours remains on balance. This year’s leave cash-out period runs now through Nov. 9. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment in their Nov. 18 paycheck. TEAMS leave cash-out […]

College of Pharmacy takes strategic approach to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce

As the Human Resources Specialist for the College of Pharmacy Shared Services Center, Robert C. Stroh Jr. is on the frontlines of the college’s efforts to support a diverse and inclusive workforce. Stroh has used UFHR’s inclusive hiring tools and resources to help inform search committee members while advocating for candidates. Read this UF at […]

Expand your nutritional knowledge

From mindful eating strategies to recipes to the basics of nutrition, the Plate Full text program will provide daily nutrition tips, tricks and resources directly to your phone during the month of November. To sign up, text “nutrition” to 855-701-0838, or contact GatorCareWellness@shands.ufl.edu with any questions.

Peter Swaan named dean of the UF College of Pharmacy

Peter Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm., a distinguished university professor and internationally recognized researcher in the pharmaceutical sciences, has been named the next dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, effective Dec. 1. “Dr. Swaan’s visionary leadership and his experience as an educator, scientist and trained pharmacist will further strengthen the UF College of Pharmacy’s […]

Internationally acclaimed scientist named to lead ISRI

UF/IFAS has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas, Ph.D., as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute, or ISRI. Thomas will establish the framework for ISRI, which will bring together more than 120 UF/IFAS scientists from more than 20 departments currently dedicated to the detection, diversion, tracking and control of nonnative and invasive […]

Don’t miss the fall plant sale at the Florida Museum

The Florida Museum is kicking off the semester with its Fall Plant Sale, taking place Sept. 23–25. One of the largest sales of the year, the event will feature more than 100 species of Florida- and pollinator-friendly plants. Visit the Florida Museum website to learn more.

SCA for AI faculty applications due Sept. 23

UF’s Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative is sponsoring a cohort of AI scholars to attend the UF Strategic Communications Academy, or SCA. Participants will learn insights from social, behavioral and cognitive science as well as real-world examples that can help them communicate more effectively about their work in AI. To learn more, visit the SCA website or contact Ellen […]