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Trauma and Tattoos: Tampa Bay-area man survives devastating motorcycle wreck

Published: Jul 6th, 2017

Kevin Moore’s colorful tattoos serve as a reminder of his motorcycle accident and the care team at University of Florida Health who saved his life.

UF College of Medicine approves designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

Published: May 18th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has approved a designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center. The center stems from a UF department of surgery-led initiative established in 2014 […]

Read the Fall 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Nov 1st, 2016

Leading-edge research continues at UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

Published: Jun 20th, 2016

By Karin Lillis The University of Florida Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center continues to spearhead research to develop clinical solutions for sepsis, as well as illnesses that stem from […]

Acute and critical care surgeon awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to study elderly patients after trauma or injury

Acute and critical care surgeon awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to study elderly patients after trauma or injury

Published: Aug 27th, 2015

Philip A. Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, an associate professor at the UF College of Medicine and medical director for UF Health Shands Hospital’s surgical intensive care units, has been awarded […]

UF Department of Surgery well represented at Shock Society National Meeting

Published: Jun 11th, 2015

The UF Department of Surgery was well represented at this year’s Shock Society National Meeting, held by the North American/United States Shock Society, a professional organization whose mission is to […]

A New NIH Program Grant: UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

Published: Sep 24th, 2014

UF Surgeons in the News – The Gainesville Sun: UF in line for federal grant to research debilitating, infection-related condition sepsis

Published: Aug 7th, 2014

The University of Florida expects to get about $12 million in federal money to launch a center researching the long-term effects and potential treatments for the sometimes deadly and often […]

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

Published: Jul 30th, 2014

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 trauma surgeon, other experts call for new standard in fractured ribs treatment

Published: Sep 30th, 2013

For most patients in the United States with several broken ribs, recovery is a months long journey full of immense pain, difficulty breathing and a high risk of serious complications. […]