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UF researcher selected for standing NIH review position

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF department of surgery and an investigator in the department’s Cell Death and Cell Signaling Laboratory, has been selected as a standing reviewer for the National Institute of Health’s Hepatobiliary Pathophysiology Study Section. Kim will serve the study section for six…

Moldawer named to research professorship

Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department of surgery’s vice chairman of research, received a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award. “These three-year professorships were created by UFRF to recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead…

UF surgeons elected to national medical honor society

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery in the department’s division of pediatric surgery, and Gabriela Velasquez, M.D., a fellow in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, both have been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Membership in the organization is lifelong and…

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…

Assistant professor earns UF Excellence Award

Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery, has received an Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the UF provost’s office. Jiang is one of 10 award recipients, each of whom displayed excellence in research and received $5,000 for research-related…

UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons

Eight UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in September as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago following the college’s annual meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Adam Beck, M.D., assistant professor of vascular surgery Brendan Boland, M.D.,…

Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show 10 UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.