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As COVID cases rise, some guidance and reminders

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As the state of Florida sees increased cases of COVID-19, unfortunately so does UF. At present, approximately 100 UF employees are currently being withheld from work due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or as the result of being a close contact of someone who has. UF encourages all its employees to get vaccinated. Vaccinated […]

UF and UF Health mourn the passing of Dr. Leon Haley

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, passed away unexpectedly last Saturday. Haley, 56, was a strong, inspirational leader and beloved son, father, friend and colleague. In addition to serving as CEO and dean, Haley was a UF professor […]

Parkinson’s outreach to African American community to expand

A team led by UF neurologist Irene Malaty, M.D., was awarded a Parkinson’s Foundation grant to fund Parkinson’s disease outreach to the African American community in Alachua County. The new grant will enable the team to launch outreach efforts, including in-person and virtual programs and educational materials, to help reduce the disparity in Parkinson’s disease […]

New mixed-use biotech living community planned in Alachua

A new mixed-use development coming to Alachua will feature a 420-acre research community that aims to serve not just the employees who work there, but other community members as well. The project is located adjacent to Progress Corporate Park and neighbors Sid Martin Biotech, UF’s tech incubator. A mix of single-family homes and multi-family housing […]

With cases on the rise, vaccinations critical to slowing spread of COVID-19

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise again throughout Florida, faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not already done so. While the Delta variant appears to be more contagious — affecting between two to three times the number of those who come into contact with someone who is […]

UF projects aim to enhance campus gateways and pedestrian safety

This August, UF will begin work on the Northeast and Newell Gateway projects from its Landscape Master Plan. The entrances will enhance outdoor spaces that will offer students, faculty and staff opportunities to gather and collaborate — as well as to sit, relax and enjoy the scenic nature campus has to offer. The projects will […]

Resources available to help those in need following Tropical Storm Elsa

We hope you and your loved ones were safe throughout Tropical Storm Elsa. If you are in need of assistance, please keep in mind the following resources available to help: UF’s Aid-a-Gator program can provide limited assistance — up to $1,500 per calendar year — to faculty and staff who have experienced a temporary hardship […]

New Reitz Union Restaurant Row features local restaurants

When Matt Mueller joined UF in June 2020 as the new director of Food and Beverage Services, one of his first town outings was to Mi Apá, a local Cuban restaurant. Muller enjoyed the food so much that it prompted him to think of ways local restaurants could be introduced to the UF campus. Fast […]

Want to show appreciation for your colleagues? Remember Gratitude Spreads

Returning to campus gave us the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues we haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic. This is also a great time to show our appreciation and recognize the people around us who went the extra mile during this challenging time. As a way to show your appreciation, check out UFHR […]

UF Gainesville campus and areas throughout the state close in anticipation of Tropical Storm Elsa

As announced earlier today, due to Tropical Storm Elsa, the university campus in Gainesville will close tomorrow, July 7, and other UF areas throughout the state will have similar closures. UF/IFAS personnel outside of Gainesville should adhere to their county government guidelines on closing. UF Health clinical and core service personnel as well as employees […]