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A place to learn

COM construction_MCM_7733In November 2013, UF Health and College of Medicine leaders broke ground on the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building, a space equipped with the latest technology and designed to enhance team-based learning for the next generation of health providers. Now, more than a year later, construction has come a long way. The building is set to open this fall. To view a live feed of the construction site, click here.

Training for you

UF’s Professional Development Program is partnering with the Health Services Research Management & Policy program  to offer online professional certificates in several focused areas. Although program offerings are non-credit, courses are eligible for continuing education hours and for certification or licensure through an array of national health care professional organizations. These affordable and flexible educational offerings are designed for current students and working professionals to further enhance their health care knowledge base. The program offerings range from technical to managerial certifications. To learn more, please visit Select certificate offerings include:


• Licensed health care risk manager

• Physician recruitment and employment agreements

• Physician practice legal and regulatory requirements

• Certified audit and compliance officer

• Dietary manager

• Certified diabetes educator

• Business intelligence and analytics

• Patient quality and safety


Patient Safety and Quality Week

Patient Safety and Quality Week will take place March 9-13. The 2015 theme, “Be a Safer Gator,” highlights UF Health’s dedication to providing patients with the highest standard of quality care. The schedule is as follows:

March 9 — Virtual scavenger hunt

Visit under FYI Announcements for more details.

March 10 — Expo

Patient safety booths will be displayed in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium.

March 11 — Poster displays

A poster display in the Founders Gallery will depict patient safety and quality initiatives.

March 12 — Keynote speaker

Colleen Sweeney, R.N., B.S., will talk about customer service and patient-centered care.

March 13 — Scavenger hunt winners announced

Winners will be announced via email and awarded prizes.


Office for faculty and staff

Microsoft recently expanded the Office 365 ProPlus for Education program to include faculty and staff.  The program, which has been available to students since April 2014, allows for multiple full downloads to personal devices (desktops and laptops) of Office 2013 Professional Plus, Office 2011 for Mac and Office for iPad at no charge. In addition, UF faculty and staff can also download full software copies on up to five tablets for free and run personal copies of Office Mobile for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone on unlimited devices. Visit to learn more. The program website has additional information about what’s included, the links necessary to download free copies, and Office 365 training resources. Anyone with questions about the program or who needs download assistance should call the UF Computing Help Desk at 352-392-HELP or email