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Student researcher wins award for quest to improve liver recovery after injury

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

Richa Vijayvargiya is an award-winning researcher — and she hasn’t even earned her bachelor’s degree yet. Vijayvargiya is in her junior year as an undergraduate student at UF majoring in […]

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., receives $1.27 million NIH grant for liver research

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., receives $1.27 million NIH grant for liver research

Published: Apr 18th, 2012

Throughout our lives, our livers work hard to keep us healthy — removing waste, packing away the nutrients we need and converting our food into energy. As we get older, […]

In the Loupes: ‘This is what I am meant to do’

In the Loupes: ‘This is what I am meant to do’

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

By Alex Cuenca, M.D. Though I’m not sure how I exactly got where I am today, I could probably trace it back to my father. In 1980, we lived in […]

A researcher works in a UF department of surgery laboratory.

The body’s great balancing act

Published: Mar 13th, 2012

Immune system responses are key to our health: too much or too little and the body takes a beating. Understanding how patients’ immune systems respond could open the door for […]

Banner in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Published: Mar 13th, 2012

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. The best ways to protect yourself from […]

UF Researchers in the News – Nature Medicine blog: Even without antibodies, B cells can thwart viruses

Published: Mar 12th, 2012

Department of Surgery Research Day 2012

Department of Surgery Research Day 2012

Published: Feb 10th, 2012

The department of surgery’s Research Day will take place on Friday, April 20. This year’s Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor will be Ronald V. Maier, M.D. Maier is the Jane […]

Surgical resident earns regional award for research presentation

Surgical resident earns regional award for research presentation

Published: Dec 22nd, 2011

Alex Cuenca, M.D., a UF surgical resident, received an award for “Best Basic Science Presentation” from the American College of Surgeons’ Region IV Committee on Trauma. He received the award […]

Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds

Published: Dec 16th, 2011

UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience ischemia-reperfusion injury […]

Emina Huang, M.D., a UF colorectal surgeon and associate professor of surgery

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

Published: Nov 9th, 2011

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 […]