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Surgical residents honored for trauma research

Two University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents recently swept a state trauma research competition with wins in both the basic and clinical science categories. The UF honors extended to the regional level in November with a win in the clinical science category at an American College of Surgeons’…

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.

UF’s Burn Center tests virtual reality disaster training

Forget the stethoscope — the video game controller could be the newest item you find in your doctor’s black bag. Medical trauma doctors and nurses throughout Florida will begin testing an interactive training program developed by University of Florida experts to model a mass…

Behrns named interim chairman of surgery

Dr. Kevin E. Behrns has been named interim chairman of the University of Florida department of surgery. Behrns, the Robert H. Hux professor of surgery, joined the UF College of Medicine in 2005 as chief of the division of general surgery, which includes gastrointestinal surgeons, surgical oncologists, and…

UF researchers make strides to improve liver surgery

A new study reveals patients with liver cancer who have no other treatment options might benefit from more aggressive operations once considered too risky, report University of Florida scientists, who also published research this month yielding insight into ways to protect the liver during surgery.

Breast MRI spots other cancers, may alter treatment plan

This study was presented at the 119th annual meeting of the Southern Surgical Association, held Dec. 2-5 in Hot Springs, Va., and will appear in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.