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Anesthesiology Wellness Program Encourages Healthy Habits Anesthesiology Wellness Program Encourages Healthy Habits

Dec 19th, 2018

On January 22, 2018, administrative staff of the Department of Anesthesiology received an email. The subject: “Wellness Team – Volunteers Needed.” That email was the first in a chain of events leading to the foundation of what is now a thriving department-wide Wellness Program. In response to feedback from staff expressing interest in participating in…

Brenda Fahy, MD, Fourth Female ABA President Brenda Fahy, MD, Fourth Female ABA President

Oct 10th, 2018

Brenda Fahy, MD, remembers exactly where she was when she received one of the most important phone calls of her life. “I was standing on the beach,” she said. “I don’t remember exactly what was said after I was informed I’d be the next president of the ABA,” laughed Dr. Fahy. “I was overwhelmed with excitement.…

Sue Ford, RN: My Journey Through Healthcare Sue Ford, RN: My Journey Through Healthcare

Oct 10th, 2018

By Susan Ford, RN My first recollection of anything medical was at about age 3–5 when my mother actually worked as a nurse’s aide at J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center (now UF Health Shands). Mom would come home and tell me stories about “grand rounds” and I could say words like sphygmomanometer and craniotomy before I could pronounce my…

Alberto Bursian: Political Advocacy in Medicine

Jun 5th, 2018

By Alberto Bursian, MD When I first began my residency in July 2016, my only goal was to make sure I did no harm. In July 2017, when I was first unpaired, the reality of that goal became very real. Political advocacy was not a thought in my mind, but things started to shift after several…

Megan Koenig: Thoughts from a Research Coordinator

Jun 5th, 2018

By Megan Koenig As a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Anesthesiology, I have had the opportunity to understand clinical care and to play a role in the discovery of innovative techniques. My involvement began over three years ago as a Research Assistant while I was an undergraduate student here at the University of Florida.…


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