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UF Health to resume elective surgeries, procedures on Monday

University of Florida Health is resuming all elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures at all its locations Monday, recognizing the urgency of ramping up services for non-coronavirus patients whose medical conditions and illnesses require care even in the face of a global pandemic. This includes all UF Health hospitals…

Dr. Amy Vittor Writes for The Conversation

Dr. Amy Y. Vittor co-authors an article on the dangers of deforestation. She links deforestation to the current pandemic and argues that deforestation promotes the spread of viruses from animals to humans.

Epidemiologists answer questions about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect

Michael Lauzardo, MD, MSc, and Jerne Shapiro, MPH, answered questions about UF Health Screen, Test & Protect in a virtual town hall on Thursday, June 18. The webinar was the first in a series to address questions about the University of Florida’s plans for reopening and gradually returning our…

Patient and Visitor Parking Update

Beginning Monday, June 22, UF Transportation and Parking Services will resume normal operations in the designated patient and visitor garages on the UF Health campus – West Visitor Garage 2, UF Health Medical Plaza Garage 3 and East Visitor Garage 10. Parking is complimentary for patients and their visitors with…

Dr. Barry Byrne quoted by UPI

Dr. Barry Byrne and other UF Health researchers announce plans to repurpose a gene therapy approach used to treat rare neuromuscular diseases for a potential vaccine against COVID-19.

Dr. Natalie Dean in Wired

Dr. Natalie Dean clears some of the confusion about ‘asymptomatic’ COVID-19 and its connection to spreading the virus.

Dr. Natalie Dean in Politifact

Dr. Natalie Dean discusses some of the current statistics regarding COVID-19 infection rates and the dangers of waiting for herd immunity.

Dr. David Nelson in Orlando Sentinel

Dr. David Nelson, UF’s senior vice president for health affairs, discusses some of the screening and testing necessary to re-open the University of Florida to students.