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Interstitial Lung Disease Encompasses More than 200 Disorders

Interstitial lung disease, or ILD, encompasses a group of more than 200 disorders that cause scarring or inflammation of the lungs. The causes of ILD vary; for example, the condition can be triggered by exposure to hazardous materials or an autoimmune disease. The effects are often…

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

University of Florida Health researchers explore the relationship between AATD and how it causes disease Approximately one in 2,500 individuals carry a genetic mutation known as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, or AATD. Categorized as a conformational disease, like sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis, AATD occurs when a…

Physician Spotlight – Statish Chandrashekaran, MD, FACP, FCCP

Physician Spotlight – Statish Chandrashekaran, MD, FACP, FCCP Satish Chandrashekaran, MD, FACP, FCCP is an assistant professor of medicine at UF College of Medicine’s division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Dr. Chandrashekaran joined UF Health Shands Hospital in 2014. He attributes the success of the advanced…

Celebration of Research

The UF Department of Medicine Celebration of Research took place on October 25, 2018. This event was an opportunity to collaborate and reflect on the quality of research conducted within the Department of Medicine. It was a time to appreciate the impact that research has and how it continues to propel…

UF Health joins Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

University of Florida Health has been designated a member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network, making it one of just 60 medical centers nationwide with the highest level of expertise and resources for the treatment of interstitial lung disease. UF Health was one of 15 centers…

UF Department of Medicine Faculty and Internal Medicine Residents Inducted Into The Gold Humanism Honor Society

The 18th annual Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society banquet and induction ceremony, held May 3 in the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building, honored 26 medical students, six residents and four members of UF College of Medicine faculty who represent the chapter’s pillars of excellence in clinical care, compassion, leadership and dedication to service.