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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…

UF resident honored for epigenetic cancer research

Frank Orlando, M.D., a resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored for his research into the presence of epigenetically modified genes in breast cancer tumors. Orlando received second place at the 13th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease held mid-February in Amelia Island, Fla. His…

New surgical simulator provides true ‘feel’ of surgery

A new high-tech laparoscopic surgical simulator at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center will not only help train University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents, it will contribute to improved patient care and safety.

Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., elected into Southern Surgical Association

Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery, has been elected into the Southern Surgical Association. A surgical oncologist, Grobmyer was one of 26 surgeons elected into the association during its annual meeting held in December in West Palm Beach. The second oldest surgical society in the nation, the…