On the downtown campus, residency and fellowship program leaders — in collaboration with the amazing staff at UF Health Jacksonville — are ensuring education and training proceed in the safest manner possible. In the Educational Affairs section of this newsletter, Dr. Edwards elaborates on the ways COVID-19 has impacted graduate medical education.
On the research front, the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville is one of several participants in the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes, or HERO, Registry. The effort looks to better understand the challenges health care workers and related personnel face on the COVID-19 front lines.
While COVID-19 research is a focus, our faculty investigators are still making discoveries in other areas, including in pain management, sepsis and pediatric asthma, just to name a few. The Research Affairs section of the newsletter details how an all-new clinical research office will support those efforts, allowing for the facilitation of research virtually and in person.
CULTIVATING A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
Our enterprise is committed to creating and promoting an environment that values diversity and equality, while rejecting racism and bigotry. Madeline Joseph, M.D., associate dean for inclusion and equity, talks in depth about our efforts tied to those aims in a special newsletter section. And Mark Hudak, M.D., a professor and chair of pediatrics, discusses his department’s latest strides and goals in the special spotlight section.
I know these are challenging times. Novelty and uncertainty create stress for everyone. But as we take care of our patients, let’s make sure we’re taking care of ourselves and each other. Check in on your colleagues and reach out for assistance if you are in need. Let’s help everyone in our enterprise be their best selves.
Thank you for everything you do as we continue to pursue our vision to be the region’s most valued health care asset.
Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA
Dean, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville