Around UF Health March 2018

Under the Rainbow


UF Helath Shands Children's Hospital

Photo by: Mindy Miller




Under the rainbow

Mother Nature seemed to be smiling on the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital on a recent afternoon as a rainbow embraced the site where so many dedicated people share love and essential care for children in need. — Greg Hamilton





Julie Moore, Ph.D.Moore new chair of veterinary college’s department of infectious diseases and immunology

Julie Moore, Ph.D., a malaria expert and an associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia, has been named chair of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of infectious diseases and immunology. Moore also serves as the director of UGA’s Post-baccalaureate Training in Infectious Diseases Research Program.

Her appointment is effective mid-May and comes after a national search to fill the chair position held since 1999 by John Dame, Ph.D., who has returned to the college’s faculty in a research and teaching role. — Sarah Carey



UF Health Cancer Center again honored for excellence

The UF Health Cancer Center has once again been recognized as a Cancer Center of Excellence by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health. The UF Health Cancer Center is one of four centers in the state to receive this designation, and is the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida. This designation includes Cancer Center partners, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville and the Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. The three-year designation is awarded to hospitals and treatment centers that meet strict performance standards in health care organization, health care team members, and patients and family member care. — Marilee Griffin


April 16-20: Participate in Patient Safety and Quality Week

Each year, UF Health faculty, staff and students gather at UF Health facilities to celebrate Patient Safety and Quality Week, presented by the UF Health Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety. This year’s celebrations will take place April 16-20. The week is full of activities and events, including a keynote speaker and collaborative project posters, which highlight staff’s dedication to quality care and to celebrate the progress being made. Look for dates, times and other details in emails, on the Bridge and in UF Health publications. — Rachel Rivera