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Fall training calendar offers new hybrid schedule

In order to better serve UF faculty and staff wherever they are located, UFHR Training & Organizational Development (T&OD) has created a hybrid schedule for its fall training courses. By providing this balance, T&OD hopes to accommodate those who want to experience in-person training while maintaining the convenience of virtual learning for those who are […]


Pedro A. Sánchez named honoree of the 2021 Great Immigrants initiative

Pedro A. Sánchez, Ph.D., tropical soils research professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, has been named a 2021 Great Immigrants initiative honoree. Led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the initiative honors the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, by recognizing a group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to […]


UF team identifies novel targets for COVID-19 antivirals

A multidisciplinary team of UF researchers has identified dozens of novel therapeutic targets for the development of antiviral therapies against COVID-19. The team recently posted a paper to bioRxiv reporting the identification of 53 novel genes and pathways that could become druggable targets for antiviral therapies for COVID-19 plus a broad array of coronavirus types. […]


Dr. Michael Lauzardo to answer your COVID-related questions this Thursday

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UF faculty and staff are invited to join UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., for a town hall held via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. Dr. Lauzardo will address questions about the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccinations, protective measures you can take and how you can […]


With COVID cases continuing to rise, questions about taking leave resurface

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Over the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases throughout Florida has continued to rise rapidly. While there is hopeful news that nearly 250,000 more Floridians received vaccinations last week, UF has seen an uptick in cases among both employees and students as well. Questions about taking leave associated with COVID-19 have resurfaced in recent […]


UF and Scripps Research announce talks to integrate

UF and Scripps Research recently announced talks to integrate the Florida-based branch of Scripps Research with the research arm of UF’s academic health center. Details of the agreement will be finalized over the next few months and will build on existing research collaborations UF has had with Scripps and the organizations’ complementary strengths, said David […]


Krishna Lunch celebrates 50 years

Last week, Krishna Lunch celebrated its 50th anniversary at UF. Started in 1971, after A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, gave an address at the Plaza of the Americas, Krishna Lunch continues to serve healthy meals to UF students, faculty, staff and the Gainesville community. Learn more in […]


Gainesville Regional Airport opens new terminal expansion

Less than two years after breaking ground, Gainesville Regional Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its 15,200 square foot, two-gate passenger terminal expansion and improvement project. The expanded terminal provides new amenities, including expanded restrooms, a second food and beverage area, mother’s lactation room, quiet/reflection room, an outdoor pet relief area and connectivity features […]


As COVID cases rise, some guidance and reminders

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As the state of Florida sees increased cases of COVID-19, unfortunately so does UF. At present, approximately 100 UF employees are currently being withheld from work due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or as the result of being a close contact of someone who has. UF encourages all its employees to get vaccinated. Vaccinated […]


UF and UF Health mourn the passing of Dr. Leon Haley

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. Haley, 56, was a strong, inspirational leader and beloved son, father, friend and colleague. In addition to serving as CEO and dean, Haley was a UF professor […]


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