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UF Academic Health Center Faculty honored at Celebrating Distinction

Twenty-five faculty members from across five colleges were honored with recent appointments to an endowed professorship or chair during UF Health’s 10th annual Celebrating Distinction ceremony held last month. “This is a special moment to celebrate UF Health faculty members and the gift of philanthropy with the donors, families and…

Fishing for Kids hooks new fundraising high

Seventy-three boats filled with friendly fishers waded through Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Fla., this past April to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The 18th annual Fishing for Kids saltwater trout tournament brought supporters together for a Friday night low country boil to kick off the weekend. Saturday morning featured the annual fishing tournament…

DM at UF raises $2 million for CMN Hospitals

During its annual 26.2-hour event on April 1-2, Dance Marathon at the University of Florida raised $2,007,079.05 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Hundreds of dancers worked tirelessly throughout the school year and then took to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to “Imagine the Day”…

A Night for Heroes celebrates 15 years

The TraumaOne Heroes Council and the late Leon L. Haley Jr. (center), M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Kate Strickland calls April 24, 2016, the “worst day” of her life. It’s also the “most wonderful,” considering the…

You showed up on Giving Day, Gators!

Allie Cohen, Jeannine Lederman, Sami Haydu , PHHP Dean’s ambassadors and bachelor’s students. During the University of Florida’s fourth annual Giving Day, Gator Nation’s pride and passion were on full display. Gators of all kinds – alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and families – helped us surpass our goal of…