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DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards 2016 – GI/Hepatology Winners

This year the department of medicine honored a number of outstanding teachers for the 2016 DoM Excellence in Teaching Awards. Our division had seven physicians who were honored and recognized for their dedication to teaching our students – future physicians and scientists. Congratulations!  …

First Patient Enrolled in Clinical Trial of Three Hepatitis C Medications

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a landmark clinical trial to study the effectiveness of three hepatitis C medications.     The initial patient has begun a 12-week drug regimen and is one of 3,750 people who will be randomly assigned one of the medications…

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Go Blue!

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day – March 4, 2016 March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dress in blue all month with UF Health to help raise awareness for colon cancer and…

Congratulations to our 2015 Master Clinician Award Winner – Dr. Chris Forsmark

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition would like to congratulate Dr. Chris E. Forsmark for being the recipient of the 2015 Master Clinician Award. Master Clinician award recipients are selected by their peers for outstanding medical decision making, knowledge, and clinical skills. The Master Clinician award is presented by…

UF Health Shands Hospital Recognized for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, recently ranked one of the region’s top hospitals for gastroenterology & GI surgery by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, please visit https://ufhealth.org/news/2015/uf-health-shands-hospital-recognized-one-nation-s-best-hospitals…

UF Health researchers will use grant to unravel ties that bind pancreatic diseases

Diseases that afflict the pancreas — pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and diabetes — are often risk factors for one another. Now University of Florida Health researchers are seeking the links between them. The researchers have received a five-year, $2 million grant to study the link between these three diseases. They will be…

Dr. David Nelson Talks About Hepatitis C on WCJB-TV20

Last week, the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition’s Dr. David Nelson spoke with WCJB-TV20’s Chris Gilmore about recent treatment advances and screening recommendations for Hepatitis C. “This year has seen a real transformation in opportunities,” Dr. Nelson explains, “It use to be we would give people injections of chemotherapy…

Dr. David R. Nelson Honored for Breakthrough in Hepatitis C Therapy

Research demonstrating dramatic improvements in treatment options for the more than 3 million people in the United States living with hepatitis C was recognized today, April 10, as one of the Clinical Research Forum’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements of 2013. The Clinical Research Forum presented the award to…

FGS Annual Meeting 2013

Senior fellow Dr. Dennis Yang won the first prize at the Florida Gastroenterologic Society Annual meeting abstract competition. Congrats, Dennis!…