Honors, Awards + Achievements
Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
Dr. Roger Fillingim has been appointed to the NIH Advisory Committee for Research on Women’s Health. He and his colleagues, Drs. Linda Cottler and Samuel Wu, have also received a grant from the National Institute on Aging for the University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research.
Jaclyn Hall, Ph.D.
Dr. Jaclyn Hall is being interviewed by JAMA Pediatrics for their author podcast that will go live on the day her publication is officially published online, Jan. 14.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Dr. Christian Jobin has been appointed as Associate Editor Microbiome for the journal GUT and appointed on the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Microbiome Subcommittee.
Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Olga Guryanova was appointed to serve on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Task Force on PhD Careers in Hematology.
S J Cardenas Goicoechea, M.D.
Dr. S J Cardenas Goicoechea has received accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery (MSRS) from the Surgical Review Corporation.
Paul Okunieff, M.D.
Paul Okunieff, M.D. and the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Radiation Oncology team will continue development of a radiation toxicity biomarker through a $2 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. Dr. Okunieff also received the continuation of a $4.5 million National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases molecular targeted agent for radiation protection. READ MORE
Radiation Oncology Achieves Top Results from Latest Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey
The University of Florida department of radiation oncology’s most recent Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey, which measures the overall rating of care and other components of the patient experience, ranked the department in the 99th percentile overall, including facility-related responses. READ MORE
Bernadett Papp, Ph.D.
Dr. Bernadett Papp has received the New Investigator Grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research “Genomic characterization of Forkhead factors in oral infection.”
Julia Close, M.D.
Dr. Julia Close has been named the UF College of Medicine’s associate dean of graduate medicine education, as well as the designated institutional official for UF Health’s graduate medical education programs in Gainesville. In her new capacity, Close will oversee the UF College of Medicine’s 75 ACGME-accredited housestaff programs, which comprise approximately 760 residents and fellows.
Daphné Dupéré-Richer, Ph.D.
Dr. Daphné Dupéré-Richer was selected as this year’s Translational Research Training in Hematology winner by the European Hematology Association and highlighted at the Association of Hematology’s annual meeting for her work on the role of KDM6A loss in multiple myeloma.
15 years of Climb for Cancer
On Jan. 4, Climb for Cancer Foundation hosted a lunch, attended by Jonathan Licht, M.D., Adrian Tyndall, M.D. and William Slayton, M.D., to celebrate 15 years at UF Health. Over the last 15 years, Climb for Cancer has raised $1.5 million for cancer programs at UF Health and in the community.
On Dec. 19, residents and fellows from the UF Health Hematology and Oncology team participated in “music rounds” with cancer patients — singing music and spreading holiday cheer. Mindy Wang, M.D., resident physician in the department of medicine, organized the team.