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Research Roundup: April 2021

Congratulations to our team for their efforts! Navigate below to read our publications from the month of April.

Jennifer Hunt, MD, MEd, Presents at the Inaugural Copeland-Horowitz Chair’s Visiting Professor Lecture

On Friday, May 14, Jennifer Hunt, MD, MEd, the Stetson Professor and Chair for the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, spoke at the UF department of surgery's Inaugural Copeland-Horowitz Chair's Visiting Professor Lecture on "Imposter Syndrome: Enhancing Self-Confidence and Overcoming Self-Doubt from the Inside Out."

Patient regains arm movement with the help of UF Health plastic surgery

For six years, Baltazar Carrillo, 64, suffered from agonizing pain in his arms and legs without rhyme or reason. “[There was] no pill that could make my pain go away,” Carrillo said. Carrillo, of Sanford, enjoyed cutting his grass, traveling and helping his five grown children until the pain became…

Pancreatic cancer trials fail to include minorities despite worse outcomes

Kelly Herremans, M.D. Despite the fact that certain racial and ethnic minorities get pancreatic cancer more often, are diagnosed at a younger age and die sooner, clinical trials fail to include representative proportions of non-White patients at every phase of study, according to research that was selected for…

Run for Global Health

Support the launch of our UF Global Surgery and Health Equity Program by participating in the program’s launch event. You can run—you can walk—you can move in any manner you see fit for a distance of 3.1 miles. Move with friends, family, or on your own anytime and…

Drs. Moldawer, Efron and team receive RM1 award for dysfunctional myelopoiesis

Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., Philip A. Efron, M.D., and multidisciplinary collaborators Michael Kladde, Ph.D., and Laurence Morel, Ph.D., have received an RM1 award to study dysfunctional myelopoiesis and myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the pathobiology of sepsis. The funding will stretch over a period of five years with an annual total award…

Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

Richmond, Va. — Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and University of Florida Health. The study…

Lung transplants: An anesthesiologist’s vigilance

It’s 3 a.m., and an experienced hand gently squeezes the first breath into a patient’s newly perfused lung. On lung transplant time, vigilance is the defining word for anesthesiologists. While cases can start at any time of day, preparations often begin 8 to 12 hours in advance. Myriad uncertainties from…