NIH “PRINCIPLES OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY” COURSE
The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has been selected as a remote site for the NIH’s Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course. This free course focuses on: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy. This free course is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, medical and pharmacy students, scientists and health professionals. Each participant receives access to approximately 50 online lectures and handouts delivered by experts in their disciplines. Although not required, each participant is expected to take the online final exam, which consists of 75-100 multiple choice questions. This exam needs to be completed prior to June 30, 2018. For more information, please contact David DeRemer, Pharm.D., for program registration details.
The UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals are open for business. Sunday, Dec. 10, was patient moving day at the $415 million UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals. READ MORE.
MILESTONE FUNDING FROM NIH
For the first time in its 61-year history, the UF College of Medicine’s annual grant awards from the National Institutes of Health eclipsed $100 million for the 2017 federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. The figure contributes to a total of $141.8 million of NIH awards to the colleges, centers and institutes that comprise UF Health, the university’s academic health center. This marks the seventh consecutive year that NIH funding for UF Health has increased, advancing what we know in many areas, including cancer, diabetes and neurological diseases. Examples of the types of research attracting NIH funding include exploration of neurodegenerative diseases, the brain, cancer, diabetes, sepsis, infectious diseases and age-related diseases. READ MORE.
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