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DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards 2016 – Hematology/Oncology Winners

This year the department of medicine honored a number of outstanding teachers for the 2016 DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards. Our division had eight physicians who were honored and recognized for their dedication to teaching our students – future physicians and scientists. Congratulations!  …

UF Health Shands Hospital Recognized for Cancer Care

We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the nation’s and region’s top hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, please visit https://ufhealth.org/news/2015/uf-health-shands-hospital-recognized-one-nation-s-best-hospitals…

Survival rates for UF Health BMT patients among the best nationwide

Outcomes for patient survival following stem cell transplant at the University of Florida Health Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, which treats patients with leukemia and other blood cancers, were recently ranked among the top 2.5 percent nationwide “Our program is one of only 15 centers…

Fellows, faculty learn from Dr. Larry Einhorn

Dr. Lawrence Einhorn, famed oncologist and distinguished professor of medicine at Indiana University, visited the UF Department of Medicine this week to discuss how he and his team cured testis cancer. Attendee Martina Murphy, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, described the experience best, “He is phenomenal. From stories, to clinical pearls, to…

Drs. Markham, George, and Close Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham, Dr. Thomas J. George Jr., and Dr. Julia L. Close, all fellowship faculty members, have been published in the April 2014 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The article, “Fellowship Engagement in Hematology/Oncology Professionalism Training,” explores the importance of incorporating opportunities for dialogue, reflection, and…

Top Cancer Programs in Florida Combine to Deliver Better Care

Orlando Health and University of Florida Health today announced they have joined forces to establish one of the state’s largest, most comprehensive cancer programs. The UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health will expand care and treatment options for patients throughout the region, at a time when statistics…

The Art of Compassion

James Lynch, M.D., was just a medical student when his first patient found him. The man had been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, had a lump on his neck and was in denial about the whole situation. Lynch decided to try and get through to him. “I said,…

UF researchers find quiet protein speaks loudly in fight against cancer

When a movie character says, “It’s too quiet,” that’s usually a sign something bad may happen. Now, University of Florida researchers have discovered that when variations of a certain protein in our cells are too quiet, it may add to the risk that someone will develop lung cancer. When scientists…

Incoming Fellows Selected

UF Hematology/Oncology would like to welcome the incoming class of fellow. These outstanding individuals will be joining our Fellowship Program in July 2012 and hail from all over the US. Please join us in extending our warmest welcome to these new trainees. Hassan Hassan, MD: Washington University – St. Louis Martina Murphy,…

Free Parking

As of January 9, 2012, patients and visitors to the UF&Shands Academic Health Center will be able to park, free of charge. This change is long overdue in many eyes and is one large step in UF&Shands’ shared goal of improving the patient experience. Patients and visitors to the main…