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Caring For Patients During COVID-19

Nick Kattan, M.D., discusses initial assessment and how to approach care for patients testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Recorded presentation and clinical update course by Dr. Frederick Southwick can be found at https://gme.med.ufl.edu/graduate-medical-education/gme-office-faculty-and-staff-development/gme-cme-series/ under the COVID-19 topic.

New Year Note from the Chair

While we close the book on one of the most challenging years of our lives, I want to take time to reflect on all of the accomplishments in our department this past year. In unprecedented times, we have responded with extraordinary patient care, substantial growth, and national recognition. Each year,…

Celebration of Research Medical Student Award Recipients

The College of Medicine Celebration of Research Poster Event was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.Among the winners was Yujia Zhou and semi-finalist, Hansol Kang. Zhou, recipient of the Lawrence M. Goodman Trust Award, was mentored by Christopher Cogle, M.D., professor of medicine in…

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…