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Dr. Michael Lauzardo answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots

As the delta variant of the coronavirus persists, federal officials are urgently studying the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines as well as a second shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If the Food and Drug Administration and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee agree to […]

Coping with the mental health challenges posed by COVID-19

Our collective struggles to live with the stress brought about by the pandemic have led to an increased demand for mental health support. Jacqueline Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, says the burden of coping with stress caused by the upheaval of normal life means we all need to pay […]

A Healthy Table: Festive Feasts workshops

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents in four live virtual workshops to learn how to create a flavorful and healthy fall meal using your favorite autumn flavors. Each workshop will feature Family and Consumer Science Agents from around Florida demonstrating healthy cooking skills and interactive “cook-along” activities. Workshops run every Tuesday at 7 p.m. starting on Sept. […]

The effects of COVID-19 vaccines on children

Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., M.S., UF professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, recently discussed the safety and effects of the COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 and older as well as the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent infection and possible long-term consequences. Looking for where you can get your child vaccinated? Locations throughout the state may be […]

On-campus walk-up testing coming soon, wastewater testing locations added

Beginning Sept. 20, UF faculty, staff and students will have access to walk-up COVID-19 testing via Gate 7 of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The testing location will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Parking in the O’Connell Center lot is available until 3:30 with an Orange decal, and parking […]

Join the Healthier You Walking Challenge

UF faculty and staff are invited to join GatorCare’s Healthier You Walking Challenge. This self-paced, four-week challenge is a low-impact form of exercise that will help you develop healthy habits for your physical and emotional wellness. If you would rather not walk, you may also participate by engaging in other activities, such as bicycling, running, […]

Register for a retirement workshop

Fidelity Investments and the Florida Retirement System are holding virtual workshops to help you better understand and prepare for retirement. These workshops include access to a retirement expert who can answer you questions. Learn more and register for one of the below workshops: Get Started and Save for the Future You August 25 | noon […]

Vaccines and masks provide the best protection against COVID-19

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With the start of the fall semester, we want to ensure that faculty and staff have the tools needed to maintain a safe classroom environment. UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., reiterated during last week’s faculty town hall that masks and vaccines provide the best protection against COVID-19, including the delta […]

Dr. Michael Lauzardo to answer your COVID-related questions this Thursday

UF faculty and staff are invited to join UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., for a town hall held via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 4 p.m. Dr. Lauzardo will address questions about the COVID-19 Delta variant, vaccinations, protective measures you can take and how you can […]

Pedro A. Sánchez named honoree of the 2021 Great Immigrants initiative

Pedro A. Sánchez, Ph.D., tropical soils research professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, has been named a 2021 Great Immigrants initiative honoree. Led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the initiative honors the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, by recognizing a group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to […]