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Gainesville Hope Lodge closing after 34 years
A message from Ed Jimenez, UF Health CEO
The American Cancer Society, or ACS, has made the very difficult decision to close the Gainesville Hope Lodge. The lodge, which suspended operations in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will cease operations today.
The lodge is one of the oldest in the country — opening in 1986 — and has helped countless cancer patients and their families over the years. However, demand for rooms has declined significantly in the last few years and in 2019, almost half of the rooms were unoccupied on most nights.
Annual operating expenses and needed repairs and updates to the aging building have made the lodge too costly to operate. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has created severe financial challenges for ACS — donations are at 20-30% of normal levels.
Moving forward, ACS staff will continue to work with our faculty and staff to help meet the lodging needs of cancer patients who need it most. Other local ACS services including cancer information and transportation will not be affected.
BIOSTATISTICS 101 FOR CANCER RESEARCHERS
About: Biostatistics 101 for Cancer Researchers (BIOS 101) is a free, eight part lecture series introducing basic biostatistical concepts and methods for cancer researchers either new to the subject or looking for a refresher course. Instructed virtually by Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, professor and director of the UFHCC Biostatistics and Quantitative Sciences Shared Resources, this course will emphasize reproducibility and replicability of scientific research.
Participants may register for as few or many of the eight offered lectures, however, certificates will only be awarded to those who attend seven or more of the eight and pass the associated assignments. Download the full syllabus here.
Register: Online via Zoom by September 5
When: Every Tuesday, September 8 – October 27, 2020 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Contact: Alexandra Fahnlander | email@example.com
MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
About: The Molecular Pathology Core (MPC) is open for business! MPC is a comprehensive histology and microscopy facility for paraffin and frozen blocks as well as all aspects of specimen collection, preparation, fixation, processing, staining and analysis.
Services are available to all investigators, and inquiries are always welcome.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 352-273-7749