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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.

Lyle Moldawer, PhD

Moldawer named to research professorship

Published: Apr 25th, 2014

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 […]

UF researchers to test method for predicting complications in trauma patients

Published: Sep 25th, 2013

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 […]

UF Surgeons in the News – Huffington Post blog: Want to Improve Medical Research?

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

UF surgical researchers co-authored the PNAS study referenced in this blog post, along with researchers from other institutions.

New UF inflammation center includes two department of surgery faculty members

Published: Jun 4th, 2013

Emina Huang, M.D., a UF colorectal surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery, and Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department’s vice chair of research, are members […]

Room for improvement in mouse models, UF surgical investigators say

Published: Apr 2nd, 2013

UF researchers co-authored two recently published journal articles that may reform scientists’ use of a staple in medical research: the mouse model. One article describes a series of studies by […]

Dr. Frederick Moore and Bruce McKinley, Ph.D., two of the researchers who worked on the team that put forth the concept of PICS.

Newly recognized syndrome keeps patients from full recovery, UF researchers say

Published: Jun 11th, 2012

University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home. Called persistent inflammation, immunosuppression […]

A researcher works in a UF department of surgery laboratory.

The body’s great balancing act

Published: Mar 13th, 2012

Immune system responses are key to our health: too much or too little and the body takes a beating. Understanding how patients’ immune systems respond could open the door for […]

UF Researchers in the News – Nature Medicine blog: Even without antibodies, B cells can thwart viruses

Published: Mar 12th, 2012