Events and news updates

A night for children’s health

The Institute for Child Health Policy will bring together children’s health researchers from across UF for its annual research event, which will be held from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Clinical and Translational Research Building. William R. Hogan, M.S., M.D., director of biomedical informatics at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and a recent faculty recruit, will present “Not Just Big Data — Better Data: The Future of Biomedical Data at UF.” Additional presentations will cover Florida trends in pain reliever prescriptions and mortality among adolescents, HPV vaccination among adolescents and the health impacts of adverse childhood events. A networking reception will follow the presentations. To RSVP, visit

Benefits for Gators

Listen up UF and UF Health Shands employees: Did you know your UF Health badge (that includes your UFID number on the back) and Gator 1 Card are more than simply IDs? In fact, your badge or card gives you access to several Gator benefits … for free. 

• With your ID, you and up to four guests can visit Lake Wauburg and participate in activities such as the 18-hole disc golf and mountain bike trail.

• You have access to four pools: Broward Pool, Graham Pool, the Florida Pool and the O’Connell Center Pool. For the latter two, you can register one guest online.

•  You can use the O’Connell Center Weight Room, as well as the Broward Outdoor Recreational Complex and the open recreation tennis courts, basketball courts and fields across UF.

•  You can play intramural sports at UF. Membership is required to access events and leagues in the Southwest Recreation Center, but there are dozens of sports events that occur outdoors on campus throughout the year. To register email Karley Counts at

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Get vaccinated

With flu season upon us, be sure to get your flu vaccination to protect patients, co-workers and yourself. Throughout October, the UF Student Health Care Center will hold flu vaccination events at the UF Health Science Center Founders Gallery. At these events, UF faculty, staff and students are offered free flu shots. Individuals who provide service in UF Health Shands Hospital, or any College of Dentistry, College of Medicine and UF Health Physicians facilities are expected to be vaccinated against the flu or complete a formal opt-out process by Nov. 15. Beginning Nov. 15, those who haven’t received their flu vaccination must wear a mask in patient care areas. Visit Flu Central at for full details and to view an updated schedule of flu vaccination events across UF Health.