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Congratulations to Dr. Kasahara!

Dr. Hideko Kasahara has been recognized as an Exemplary Teacher by the UF College of Medicine.  The college appreciates her contributions toward our educational mission.

Congratulations to Dr. Seungbum Kim!

Seungbum Kim, Ph.D., has received a travel award from the Council on Hypertension for his presentation entitled, “Plasma zonulin, along with a unique gut microbiome profile, are potential predictors of systolic blood pressure in humans,” at the Hypertension 2017 Scientific Session in San Francisco, Sep.14-17, 2017. This award is given…

Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Sumners!

Elaine Richards Sumners, Ph.D., was invited to present a talk at the Hypertension 2017 Conference of the American Heart Association.  The topic of her talk was “Gut microbiome and the brain: Implications for hypertension therapeutics.” Here is the link to a brief video where Elaine describes the research (

Congratulations to Lance Riley!

Lance Riley, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Karyn Esser, has been awarded an F31 fellowship by the National Institutes of Health. Lance’s research area involves circadian rhythms, the molecular clock and titin expression in skeletal muscle.  Titin is a protein that acts as a molecular spring…

Congratulations to Dr. Wood!

Dr. Charles E. Wood, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, has been named one of the College of Medicine’s 2016-17 University Term Professors.  The University Term Professorship Program provides recognition to reward outstanding academic achievement.

Dr. Sumners Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Colin Sumners who was named a 2017 recipient of the College of Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dr. Sumners has held a faculty position in the College of Medicine since 1982 and the award recognizes his extraordinary service to the College over that time frame.

Congratulations to Raizada Lab for Recent Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Mohan Raizada and members of his research group, who have won several awards in September: Council on Hypertension Scientific Session- 2016; September 14-17, Orlando, FL Colleen Jeffery: New Investigator Award, Paper on “Genetically Modified Probiotics for Oral 9 Delivery of Angiotensin-(1-7) Confers Protection Against Pulmonary Hypertension”. Colleen…

Dr. Kirk Conrad appointed Cade Professor of Physiology

Congratulations to Kirk P. Conrad, MD, who has been appointed the J. Robert and Mary Cade Professor of Physiology, an endowed chair in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, UF College of Medicine. Dr. Conrad is internationally known for his contributions to our understanding of the role of the…

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Baylis!

Chris Baylis, PhD, Professor and Director of the UF Hypertension Center, has received the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented this month at the Council on Hypertension Meeting held by the American Heart Association. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year to an individual…