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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 […]

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery

Published: May 12th, 2017

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of transplantation surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor. Zarrinpar earned his medical degree from the […]

Colorectal surgery protocol leads to decrease in length of stay, readmissions for ileostomy patients

Published: May 11th, 2017

A quality improvement initiative at UF Health Shands Hospital has led to a significant drop in the length of stay and readmissions among ileostomy patients. The intervention specifically targets dehydration, […]

Read the Spring 2017 issue of The Stitch

Published: Apr 27th, 2017

UF Department of Surgery offers specialized training for physician assistants

Published: Apr 19th, 2017

The University of Florida is among a handful of educational institutions nationwide offering a specialized surgery residency for physician assistants, or PAs. “Students might graduate from physician assistant school and […]

Sometimes you need a team of people to cheer you to victory

Published: Jan 31st, 2017

Two years ago, Barbara Adams, 46, discovered how important the support of the right team could be. She was volunteering at the local YMCA, playing kickball with the children, and […]

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UF Health Cancer Network earns national accreditation for quality care

Published: Jan 31st, 2017

The UF Health Cancer Network has received a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

Breast cancer survival takes a village

Breast cancer survival takes a village

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

“It’s no big deal.” That was the first thought of Adela Van Antwerp, a UF College of Medicine department of surgery administrative specialist, when her radiologist found a questionable mass […]

Read the Fall 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Nov 1st, 2016

Course prepares UF medical students for first year as surgical residents

Published: Nov 1st, 2016

Surgical residents face myriad challenges in the first weeks of their intern year as they transition from students to clinicians. “The hardest part about being an intern is that you […]