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Son honors father’s legacy of academic research and leadership at UF

When James B. (Bert) Flanegan, Ph.D., a 45-year professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, announced his retirement date, his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan (BABA ’94) and Ella Flanegan, wanted to do something significant to recognize his remarkable career.

Filling silence with the sweetest sound

Words can’t do justice to the pain that is felt by families who experience losing a child. In the halls of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, a new initiative is underway to help provide additional solace to families grappling with the grief that accompanies such circumstances. Through the…

Seminole Radio Control Club hosts annual Fly-Fun event

The Seminole Radio Control Club (SRCC) hosted their annual Fun-Fly event on Sept. 23, 2023, not only showcasing their passion for radio-controlled aircraft but also raising $1,600 for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. The impactful fundraiser officially concluded in November when the SRCC presented UF Health staff with a check…

Arts in Medicine using color to inspire

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ambassador Kinsey (left) paints with Artist-in-Residence Sarah Hinds (right). Artistic expression is a powerful tool. Visual arts and mindful movements can be just as effective as medicine for our UF Health patients. Founded in 1990, UF Health Shands Arts in…

How your generosity impacts patient care

By Stella Celentano Your contribution to the Raising Hope at Workemployee giving campaign last summer contributed to the care of 3.7 million UF Health patients last year. We go above and beyond to care for our patients through programs such as UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine, the Marshall M. and Paula P.

Child Life program making difference one patient at a time

Talia Mor looked out at the crowd with a huge smile on her face. She was speaking to students from Dance Marathon at the University of Florida. It was as though she was looking at younger versions of herself. After all, Mor was in their shoes not so long ago.