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UF Health granted $11 million to establish comprehensive sepsis research center

University of Florida Health has been awarded a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a one-of-a-kind center to help generate treatments and prevention strategies for one of the most devastating issues critically ill patients face. The Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center, the first of its kind in the nation, will study long-term outcomes in patients treated for sepsis in the surgical and trauma intensive care units at UF Health Shands Hospital, with the goal of developing clinical solutions for sepsis as well as illnesses that stem from it and their enduring, dismal effects.

UF Health surgeon to receive national award for research contributions

University of Florida Health surgeon Frederick A. Moore, M.D., a professor and chief of acute care surgery in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, has been named the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Investigator. “This award is the college’s highest recognition and is…

Acute care surgery team, division of general surgery welcome new faculty member

Alicia Mohr, M.D., joined the UF College of Medicine department of surgery’s division of general surgery and the acute care surgery team in January. Most recently, she worked as an associate professor of surgery in the division of trauma/critical care at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s department of surgery. Mohr…

UF surgeon inducted into American College of Surgeons

One UF surgeon and two graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in October as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Washington, D.C., the location of the college’s 2013 meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Chasen Croft, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, division…

UF researchers to test method for predicting complications in trauma patients

University of Florida researchers have received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to verify the effectiveness of a new genomic screening method that could help predict possible infections and complications in patients with severe traumatic injuries. These complications, which often appear in the lungs and…