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UF Health offers COVID testing to first responders

UF Health researchers are offering free COVID-19 testing as a way of saying thank you to the local heroes. Gainesville Fire Rescue is just one group of first responders who are receiving the tests.

EM Physicians participate in mass casualty drill at University of Florida

Fake blood, authentic emergency responders and loud screams crowded the humid air Thursday morning on the University of Florida campus as nearly 80 students got real-world lessons in how to assess and treat catastrophic injuries during a mass casualty drill. Under the guidance of Jason Jones, M.D., and Charles Hwang, M.D., both emergency physicians with the UF College of Medicine’s department of emergency medicine, and Sven Norman, Pharm.D., a clinical associate professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, all the SHPEP students received basic first aid training before heading onto the field.

Zeretzke-Bien Elected UF Faculty Senator

Cristina M. Zeretzke-Bien, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine, was recently elected to the University of Florida Faculty Senate. She was one of seven faculty members from the College of Medicine to be elected. The UF Faculty Senate is the UF legislative…

Drs. Ticas and Zeretzke-Bien win 1st place in this year’s Pediatric Section EMages competition

Below is the announcement email from the American College of Emergency Physicians: Dear Dr. Ticas and Dr. Zeretzke-Bien, Thank you for submitting your entry entitled “Purple Toe Presentation” into this year’s Pediatric Section EMages competition. The Section EMages review committee members independently reviewed and subsequently conferred for a collective ranking of EMage…

Dr. Kevin Wang’s 5-year research proposal selected by NIH- NINDS as part of the Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) Consortium.

UF Principal Investigator Dr. Kevin Wang, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Chemistry and Director of the Program for Neurotrauma, Neuroproteomics & Biomarker Research and his team of Co-investigators (Dr. Zhihui (Sunny) Yang of Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Marcelo Febo of Dept. of Psychiatry (as Project…