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Fall 2019 Grant Awardees

Please join us in congratulating Drs. Andrew Bryant and Divya Patel on their recent grant funding announcements. Dr. Andrew Bryant was recently announced as a recipient of an NIH R01 and Pulmonary Hypertension Accelerated Bayer Award. Dr. Divya Patel was recently announced as a CHEST foundation research grant on sarcoidosis.

FY19 Lung Transplant Annual Review

The UF Lung Transplant program finished FY19 (July 2018 – June 2019) by performing the most lung transplants in UF Health history (73). While the program continues to grow its volume, we continue to demonstrate outstanding quality outcomes. We continue to lead the state of Florida in wait list mortality…

UF Health earns accreditation as clinic site to treat rare lung disease

Published: Sep 25, 2018 By: Kacey Finch Category: University of Florida, UF Health, College of Medicine https://mycbs4.com/news/local/uf-health-now-a-clinic-to-treat-rare-lung-disease The University of Florida College of Medicine’s division of pulmonary, critical care & sleep medicine was recently named the third accredited LAM and Rare Lung Disease clinic site in Florida…

Mehrad awarded $300,000 from American Heart Association to study sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ in the body. It causes a person’s immune system, which normally protects the body from infection, to overreact and damage the body’s own tissues. The most notable feature of the disease is the development of small clusters f cells,…

Jerry’s damaged lungs kept him from living his active lifestyle.

Learn how UF Health problem-solvers in transplant worked together to help Jerry breathe easier. “My experience at UF Health gave me life. As long as I can wake up, I have a chance, and UF Health, they gave me that chance.” -Jerry Nettles   For the full story,…

Division of Pulmonary receives LAM and Rare Lung Disease Accreditation

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine is excited to announce that we are now an accredited LAM and Rare Lung Disease clinic site. This will be lead by Drs. Mark Brantly and Ali Ataya. For more information on LAM please visit: http://www.thelamfoundation.org/Newly-Diagnosed/Learning-About-Lam/About-LAM…

UF Health Recognized for Nursing Excellence

The ANCC announced today that UF Health was recognized for Nursing excellence and awarded Magnet destination. This is an extreme honor not only for our nursing staff but all the MICU team as we met all the elements that demonstrate nursing excellence and the overall shared governance responsibilities…

Congratulations, Dr. Lascano & Dr. Mehta!

Please join the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in congratulating Dr. Jorge Lascano and Dr. Hiren Mehta on their promotions to Clinical Associate Professor!  …