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UF researchers to test method for predicting complications in trauma patients

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 predict possible infections and complications in patients with severe traumatic injuries. These complications, which often appear in the lungs and…

UF department of surgery welcomes new acute care surgeon

Scott Brakenridge, M.D., has joined UF’s acute care surgery team as an assistant professor. In 2012, he completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Rush University and completed his general surgery residency at the…

Defying the odds, motorcycle accident survivor returns to the life he loves

Michael Gracy (center), his wife and two daughters presented a plaque in early 2013 to of UF Health clinicians who helped save his life. Michael Gracy’s life nearly ended one Friday afternoon in November 2010. Then 68, Gracy had just left work at his Gainesville office of the financial services…

UF acute care surgeon to become American College of Critical Care Medicine fellow

Philip Efron, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology at UF and co-director of the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, has been named a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He will formally become a fellow at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual…

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has spurred much public discussion about genetic testing for the so-called “breast cancer genes,” options for women who have one of these genes or breast cancer…