Meanwhile, UF Health continues to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to its employees and educate the community at large. We have administered more than 40,000 doses since December and encourage you and your loved ones to get vaccinated, if you haven’t done so already.
I know it’s exciting to see restaurants and other establishments reopen. But keep in mind there is a ways to go before things are back to “normal.” As such, remember to wear a face covering while at work, maintain physical distance and wash your hands often. We will emerge on the other side of this pandemic much stronger than before.
The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville recently recognized more than 100 resident and fellow physicians who completed their respective training programs, and we are excited to welcome all of the new trainees to campus.
We take seriously our responsibility to educate and train the providers of tomorrow. As such, continual growth as teachers is key. A trio of educational leaders on campus — including Linda Edwards, M.D., senior associate dean for educational affairs — discusses the plethora of faculty development opportunities available in the Educational Affairs section of the newsletter.
On the research front, plenty of momentum exists following the launch of Center for Health Equity and Engagement Research and the opening of the UF Health Urban Health Alliance’s Social Services Hub and Food Pharmacy. Alexander Parker, Ph.D., senior associate dean for research, and Madeline Joseph, M.D., associate dean for inclusion and equity, outline the latest in health equity research in this issue’s Research Affairs section.