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UF welcomes new chief of acute care surgery

Frederick A. Moore, M.D., has joined the University of Florida’s College of Medicine as the department of surgery’s chief of acute care surgery. Moore came to UF July 1 from The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he was head of the division of surgical critical care and acute care surgery…

A surgeon in training

As a little girl visiting the pediatrician, Makesha Miggins, M.D., was enamored with the way her doctors could help people by putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It seemed magical. Today, as a UF surgical resident, she is still captivated by the magic of medicine.

Mozingo named interim trauma medical director

Dr. David Mozingo, a professor of surgery and anesthesiology at the UF College of Medicine, has been appointed Interim Trauma Medical Director for Shands at UF’s Level I Trauma Center. He also currently serves as interim chief of the division of acute care surgery in the UF Department of Surgery.

UF surgeon earns shock society early career investigator award

Philip Efron, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF Department of Surgery, has been awarded the Shock Society’s 2010 Fellowship for Early Career Investigators. Efron, who also is co-director of the Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science Laboratory, was formally recognized during the Society’s annual conference held mid-June in Portland, Ore.

UF burn surgeon wins research competition

Winston T. Richards, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of acute care surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently won first place in a burn research competition. Presenting at the 22nd Annual Southern Regional Burn Conference, Richards outlined predictions in a lack of resources for elderly burn patients…

UF surgical researcher receives national honor

Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D., professor and vice chairman of research at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, recently was honored with the Shock Society Scientific Achievement Award. Bestowed during the society’s annual conference, held this June in San Antonio, the award is presented to an outstanding scientist with lifetime…

Corporate grant enhances burn education at UF College of Medicine

Continuing to help better prepare students for their burn rotations, ConvaTec recently renewed a grant to the UF department of surgery’s burn education program. The $10,000 grant enables medical students, surgical residents and fellows to take the American Burn Association’s online advanced burn life support training during their first week…

Research Day 2009 highlights both basic and clinical science initiatives

The University of Florida department of surgery focuses on translational research – transforming laboratory findings into improved patient care. On April 19, the department held its fifth annual Research Day to highlight accomplishments and foster collaborations. “Research Day is our annual celebration of the scientific advancements achieved by our…