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UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the body’s immune response

University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the body’s innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection. The discoveries offer insight into why some trauma patients survive their initial injuries but die from seemingly less serious causes soon afterward.

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…

UF surgical resident receives unprecedented award

As the first surgical resident at the University of Florida to receive an individual postdoctoral fellowship award (F32), Alex Cuenca, M.D., is now one step closer toward pursuing his dream of becoming an academic surgeon. In February, Cuenca, a fourth-year surgical resident, was notified he received a one-year $52,000…

UF surgical resident earns research incentive award

Alex Cuenca, M.D., a third-year surgical resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently received a Research Incentive Award from the UF Medical Guild. Cuenca, who is taking three years out from his clinical training to earn a basic science research doctorate degree through UF’s Interdisciplinary Program in…

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…

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…

UF Department of Surgery scientist awarded UF Research Foundation Professorship

Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D., professor and vice chairman of research at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, has been selected as one of five UF College of Medicine researchers to be awarded the UF Research Foundation Professorship. The award is one of only 33 bestowed campus-wide each year. These…

Surgical residents honored for trauma research

Two University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents recently swept a state trauma research competition with wins in both the basic and clinical science categories. The UF honors extended to the regional level in November with a win in the clinical science category at an American College of Surgeons’…