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UF researchers use AI to predict new coronavirus variants

Published: Aug 23, 2022 By: DeLene Beeland A world awash in waves of novel coronavirus variants is left to react to each new emergence. Will this one be as deadly as delta? As transmissible as omicron? Imagine if we could get ahead of the curve and predict the next one.

UF doctor receives distinguished award for ‘groundbreaking’ work on Type 1 diabetes

Director of the University of Florida’s Diabetes Institute Dr. Mark Atkinson has received a major science award for his groundbreaking research on Type 1 diabetes. Atkinson received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) along with a $5,000 honorarium. Full article: https://www.gainesville.com/story/news/2022/07/15/uf-doctor-receives-award-medical-association-diabetes-research/10067529002/…

For inspectors, a new and better training course – Dr. Olgaard in CAP Today

Valerie Neff Newitt May 2022—Users of the CAP’s redesigned laboratory inspector training course, introduced last December, should find it to be more fun, less chore, and tailored to what they need to know, say those who developed the new course. And it’s open and accessible to all. The format of…

WHY VIRAL VARIANTS IN THE VACCINATED MATTER

June 1, 2022: A team of UF researchers were early advocates that people should be tested for COVID-19 and monitored for viral variants—regardless of their vaccination status. Full Article: https://epi.ufl.edu/articles/why-viral-variants-in-the-vaccinated-matter.html Written by DeLene Beeland…

Announcing 10 GHHS leaders to be celebrated at the 2022 Gold Gala

https://www.gold-foundation.org/newsroom/news/11-extraordinary-ghhs-leaders-to-be-honored-at-the-gold-gala Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, is a Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Professor and education researcher in the Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. McCormack served as a member of the GHHS Executive Committee Member and Advisory Council Member for eight years…

Two common compounds show effectiveness against COVID-19 virus in early testing

A pair of over-the-counter compounds has been found in preliminary tests to inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers have found. The combination includes diphenhydramine, an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms. When paired with lactoferrin, a protein found in cow and human milk, the…

A Tribute to Dr. Ed Wilkinson

A Tribute to Dr. Ed Wilkinson Prepare  by Dr. Anthony Yachnis Edward J. Wilkinson, MD, Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine  It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Dr. Edward J. Wilkinson, who provided outstanding clinical service, education, research, and leadership in the University…