College of Medicine

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., a professor and chief of pediatric surgery, has been appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Current members of the society select new members based on nominations and educational contributions. The society’s members are recognized experts who demonstrate excellence in teaching and commitment to educating physicians and scientists.

Scott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., and Philip Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, have been named University Term Professors. Berceli is a professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. Efron is an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology, the medical director for the UF Health Shands Hospital surgical intensive care units and respiratory therapy, and the co-director of the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science. The University Term Professorship Program rewards outstanding academic achievement. Berceli and Efron are among 40 UF faculty members — and the first cohort — to receive the three-year designation.

Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to the Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, or VSB-ABS. Huber, a professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, is among five representatives from five major regional vascular surgery societies to fill the newly created positions. The VSB-ABS, a component board of the American Board of Surgery, oversees and defines all processes related to board certification in vascular surgery.

College of Pharmacy

Robert Crisafi, Ph.D., a 1956 graduate, has received the UF Distinguished Alumnus Award, which signifies a graduate’s contributions in his or her chosen field or outstanding service to UF. Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, Crisafi made major contributions to the reduction of medication error rates with the development and introduction of a new dosage form for liquid pharmaceuticals. Crisafi has founded 12 health care companies and established the college’s fundraiser known as the Crisafi Challenge.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Ralph E. Hamor, D.V.M., a clinical professor of ophthalmology, is now leading the national organization that oversees board certification and educational efforts relating to the specialty of veterinary ophthalmology. As president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology, Hamor is in charge of running the organization, in conjunction with its governing body, the ACVO’s Board of Regents.