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Boost your health and wellness throughout the month of June

In recognition of Employee Wellness Month in June, we’ve put together a series of webinars in collaboration with our UF partners to help you boost your health and overall well-being. Grab your aprons and cook a delicious meal as you learn about the Mediterranean diet, explore ways you can build healthy habits in the workplace, how to create a comfortable workstation and more. Register today and be sure to explore our on-demand programs as well.

Discover ways to recharge this summer 

Summer often provides a brief respite from the more hectic activities of the fall and spring semesters at UF. It’s a time when we can hit reset before starting a new academic year and enjoy some quality time with our loved ones. With this in mind, we invite you to read on to explore a few ways you can recharge this summer.  

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.

HEO scholarship awarded to 150 children of TEAMS employees

UFHR recently awarded 150 eligible TEAMS employees’ children the Higher Education Opportunity, or HEO, scholarship. The scholarship program provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at UF — or at any public community or state college in Florida if the student is not accepted to UF.

Capture your summer: Share your photos for a chance to win a prize!

With summer just around the corner, we are launching our UF at Play photography contest. This year, we are introducing exciting changes, including categories such as People’s Choice and an expanded prize list from campus partners and GatorPerks vendors.

Whether you are “staycationing” close to home or embarking on a journey across the world, we invite you to capture your summer and enter the UF at Play contest for a chance to win a prize packet! At the end of each month, our judges will review all submissions and pick three winners.

Read on to learn about contest rules, prizes and how you can help pick our winners.

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.

Yikes! Uncovering what directs the brain’s fear conditioning

Our brains remember frightening situations to keep us safe in the future. A team led by neuroscientists at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology has discovered a key molecular player in fear conditioning.

AAAS honors 12 UF faculty as Lifetime Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, has elected 12 faculty from the University of Florida to its newest class.

The honor, which includes alumni such as Thomas Edison and W.E.B. DuBois, is among the most distinguished in the scientific community and recognizes extraordinary impact and achievement across disciplines.

Bob Graham’s life in pictures

Daniel R. ‘Bob’ Graham served Florida as an elected official for nearly four decades at the local, state and national level. As first a state legislator, then governor and finally as a three-term U.S. Senator, Graham had a role in nearly every major public policy issue in modern Florida’s history.

He created the Bob Graham Center for Public Service to continue his legacy of leadership and to train the next generation of Sunshine State leaders. Read on to explore Graham’s life in pictures.

UF Engaged: Enhancing staff evaluations 

Last year, UFHR undertook a comprehensive review of the UF Engaged system to improve its effectiveness. This involved gathering feedback through focus groups with staff from various university areas, individual interviews with managers and employees, and an open-response survey conducted by the UF Faculty Senate in collaboration with the President’s Office. 

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