Category: Faculty News

UF professor wins prestigious NASA award

UF esteemed professor Jacob Chung, Ph.D., has been awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal from NASA.

UF smart sensor seeks to revolutionize patient safety

UF Health foot and ankle surgeon R. James Toussaint, M.D., and UF engineering professor Swarup Bhunia, Ph.D., have invented a new wearable Bluetooth device.

Barry Byrne named to Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

UF Health pediatric cardiologist and geneticist Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., will be inducted into the 2024 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame this fall. 

NSF grant awarded to study pressing problems in biology

Doug Soltis, Ph.D., is one of 18 scientists who have received a combined $12.5 million grant to establish the Polyploidy Integration and Innovation Institute.

UF professor heads to Paris as team veterinarian for Team Australia

Clinical professor and equine sports medicine specialist Robin Bell, B.V.Sc., will serve as a team veterinarian for Team Australia’s equine athletes.

UF Research Foundation names 2024 professors

The University of Florida Research Foundation, or UFRF, has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2024.

The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college deans based on nominations from their department chairs, a personal statement and an evaluation of their recent research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, external funding, honors and awards, development of intellectual property and other measures appropriate to their field of expertise.

Iman Zawahry named UF Undergraduate Teacher of the Year

Iman Zawahry is a lecturer in the UF CJC media production, management and technology department and one of the first hijabi American-Muslim filmmakers.

Juan Gilbert elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UF computer science professor and National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureate Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., elected as a 2024 Academy member.

Carolyn M. Tucker receives Florida Blue Sapphire Award

Carolyn M. Tucker, Ph.D., director of the UF Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program and director of the UF Health Cancer Center Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative, has dedicated her career to supporting under-served communities, inspiring new generations toward community-based participatory health and health care research, public service and scholarship — a record of achievement that was recently recognized with a first-place Sapphire Award from the Florida Blue Foundation.

UF scientist to fly on Blue Origin suborbital mission

The director of UF’s new space institute will be the first NASA-funded academic researcher to conduct an experiment as part of a commercial space crew.

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