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What UF employees need to know about access to COVID-19 vaccinations

Published: February 4, 2021 3:42 pm

As UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Dr. Michael Lauzardo shared in his update to the UF community yesterday, despite uncertainty about vaccine availability, the UF Health team is working closely with the state and Alachua County’s branch of the Florida Department of Health to continue to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the community. Vaccine allocation and distribution […]

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Community vaccination event at stadium this Friday for those 65+

Published: February 4, 2021 3:42 pm

The Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, using its own vaccine supplies and with the support of UF Health, will launch the county’s largest coronavirus vaccination effort yet at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s Touchdown Terrace on Friday morning, on the north end zone-side of the venue. By the end of the day, 1,000 […]

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Dr. Cindy Prins lends expertise to assess UF spaces for COVID-19 transmission risks

Published: February 4, 2021 3:42 pm

In her role as the infection preventionist for the UF Health Screen, Test and Protect Program, Cindy Prins, Ph.D., clinical associate professor of epidemiology and assistant dean for educational affairs for the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, offers infection control assessments for UF entities who aim to resume activities throughout campus. Since […]

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UF Pharmacy students helping to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Published: February 4, 2021 3:42 pm

Pharmacy students in the UF College of Pharmacy are playing a central role in providing COVID-19 vaccines to Floridians. Student volunteers in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando have joined the vaccination effort to help stem the pandemic. Learn More

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One conversation can provide support

Published: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm

If you lead a team or department, you already know that having regular conversations with individuals in your area can help foster success. But especially during turbulent times, regular check-ins can also provide opportunities to watch for changes that could indicate someone may be in need of additional support. “If an employee seems disengaged, or […]

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UF data study: Vitamin D deficiency tied to increased COVID-19 risk

Published: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm

Patients with a vitamin D deficiency were four times more likely to be COVID-19 positive than those with a sufficient amount of the crucial vitamin, a University of Florida research team has found. And African American patients with insufficient vitamin D levels were three times more likely to be infected by the coronavirus. Insufficient vitamin […]

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Anti-racism repository amplifies voices and promotes collaboration

Published: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm

Researchers, staff and students from the UF Center for Arts in Medicine recently launched an online repository to elevate arts-based responses to racism. The searchable, open-access database allows anyone to explore or submit artwork, articles, projects, organizations and individuals who are using arts practices to raise awareness, amplify marginalized voices, facilitate dialogue or promote action and change related […]

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New Science by the Slice podcast series explores COVID-19

Published: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm

A new podcast produced by the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, explores the science behind issues affecting our daily lives. Check out the center’s first series, which focuses on COVID-19 with episodes featuring Dr. Ilara Capua, director of the One Health Center of Excellence, and Dr. Glenn Morris, director of UF’s Emerging Pathogens […]

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Have you looked at a paycheck statement for 2021?

Published: January 28, 2021 10:14 am

While it’s always a good idea to look over your paycheck statement from time to time, it’s especially important at the beginning of the calendar year. By doing so, you can verify your benefits deductions and leave accruals are accurate and up-to-date. Benefits deductions If you made any changes during Open Enrollment, the payroll deductions […]

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U.S. News ranks UF’s online programs among best in the country

Published: January 28, 2021 10:14 am

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked several of UF’s online programs among the top in the country, furthering the university’s rise nationally. In September, UF was ranked No. 6 among public universities. U.S. News ranked UF Online among the nation’s top five best online bachelor’s programs for the third year in a row, rising to […]

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