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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…

Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program funds Huang’s colon cancer research

Emina Huang, M.D., an associate professor of surgery in UF’s College of Medicine, has received a $180,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health’s Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to fund her research into the origins of colon cancer. Huang and her team of researchers will work with cancer cells and…

UF surgeons, particle engineers receive grants to research breast cancer treatments

University of Florida surgeon Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., and his collaborators in the department of surgery and College of Engineering have been awarded three U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Concept Awards and a research foundation grant totaling nearly $600,000 to develop new ways to deliver treatment to breast cancer…

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…

Corporate grant enhances burn education at UF College of Medicine

Continuing to help better prepare students for their burn rotations, ConvaTec recently renewed a grant to the UF department of surgery’s burn education program. The $10,000 grant enables medical students, surgical residents and fellows to take the American Burn Association’s online advanced burn life support training during their first week…

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…

UF vascular surgeon to evaluate dialysis access mechanisms

A University of Florida vascular surgeon has received a $1.1 million five-year National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate a common surgical procedure, called an arm fistula, used to create access sites for patients needing hemodialysis.