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Dr. Marco Salemi Named To Holloway University Chair

May 23, 2019 — Marco Salemi, Ph.D., an internationally recognized researcher in the department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine in the UF College of Medicine, has recently been appointed to the Stephany W. Holloway University Chair in AIDS Research. The Holloway Chair was established in 2004 thanks to the…

2019 Pathology Resident and Fellow Appreciation Photo Contest WINNERS

As part of our inaugural Resident and Fellow Appreciation Day, we hosted a photo contest.  Trainees were welcome to submit histomicrographs, gross images, electron microscopic images or any other “art” they find in pathology and laboratory medicine. The pictures will be displayed in the Founders Gallery and a…

UF tapped to help keep horse racing clean

The University of Florida will study the effects and how to detect a new form of local anesthetic in race horses. While a planned University of Florida research study of a local anesthetic will explore how to effectively stop its misuse in horse racing, the research may prove useful…

Veterinarians at UF test drug for horses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)– Veterinarians at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Racing Laboratory will soon be conducting a study on a local anesthetic and how it reacts when used on Thoroughbred horses. The drug Bupivacaine is meant to block the nerve impulses that send pain signals to…

FSP 45th (2019) Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference Highlights

Dr. Yanel De Los Santos, a second year resident in the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine, was awarded the second place in the digital poster competition at the Florida Society of Pathology’s 45th Annual Pathology Conference for her presentation “Distal rectal skip segment Hirschsprung disease: Rare variant…

Dr. Laurence Morel has been awarded a new NIH R01 grant

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease with a complex etiology. Recent advances have highlighted that gut bacteria exert a potent influence on the immune system, and that disturbances in these bacterial communities may contribute to autoimmune diseases such as lupus. We propose to use a mouse model as well as…

Congratulations to our CTSI Research Pilot Award Recipients!

PI: Kristanna Fredenburg, M.D., Ph.D. https://ufhealth.org/kristianna-fredenburg Title: Investigating the Functional Role of Differentially Expressed microRNAs from Black compared with White Laryngeal Cancers Mentor: Tom Schmittgen, PhD- Department of Pharmaceutics. Abstract: The burden of head and neck cancer is greater for Blacks than Whites and expressly so for laryngeal squamous…