CELEBRATING A LEGACY

of innovation and collaboration

By: Karen Dooley
modern_student_touch_screen Kyle Rarey, PhD, a professor of anatomy, teaches first-year medical student Dustin Anderson how to navigate the human body using the Sectra Table, a state-of-the-art digital teaching tool housed in the Harrell Medical Education Building. W. Charles Poulton
“Since the founding of our
college in 1956, innovation
and collaboration have been at
the core of everything we do.”
Michael L. Good, MD
Dean of the UF College of Medicine

THE EARLY YEARS

miller UF's fourth president, J. Hillis Miller, was a key supporter behind the push to establish medical and nursing schools at the university. In his inaugural address in 1947, Miller described his vision for a multidisciplinary health center at UF.
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"The most important part of
our growth in size and stature
are the amazing faculty who
work in these buildings."
David S. Guzick, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF
President, UF Health

THE NEXT 60 YEARS

COM Stethoscope Presentation To move medicine forward in the next 60 years, the UF College of Medicine will continue to work to attract the top students from around the country and top professors, said Michael L. Good, MD, dean. Mindy C. Miller
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  1. November 1, 1956
    1956

    College of Medicine and College of Nursing open

  2. November 3, 2016
    1958

    UF Teaching Hospital opens

  3. November 4, 2016
    1960

    First medical school class graduates

  4. November 3, 2016
    1965

    Gatorade invented by Robert Cade, MD, Jim Free, MD ’60, Dana Shires, MD ’61, and Alex de Quesada, MD

  5. November 1, 2016
    1965

    Hospital renamed W. A. Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics

  6. November 1, 2016
    1969

    Florida’s first hip replacement surgery and first kidney transplant from live donor are performed

  7. November 1, 2016
    1980

    Florida’s first bone marrow transplant unit opens

  8. November 1, 2016
    1984

    Researchers pioneer use of the adeno-associated virus as a gene therapy vector

  9. November 1, 2016
    1986

    STAN – Human Patient Simulator is developed

  10. November 2, 2016
    1989

    Students launch the first Equal Access Clinic at the Salvation Army

  11. November 1, 2016
    1995

    Trusopt, a glaucoma drug developed by Thomas Maren, MD, is released to market

  12. November 1, 2016
    1995

    Southeast’s first umbilical cord blood transplant on an infant and adult is performed

  13. November 1, 2016
    1996

    The physician assistant degree upgrades from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree

  14. November 1, 2016
    1998

    Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute opens

  15. November 1, 2016
    1999

    Methodist Hospital and Shands merge to create Shands Jacksonville

  16. November 1, 2016
    2005

    The Institute on Aging is formed

  17. November 1, 2016
    2006

    UF Health Proton Therapy Institute opens in Jacksonville

  18. November 1, 2016
    2006

    Cancer & Genetics Research Complex opens, housing UF Health Cancer Center and UF Genetics Institute

  19. November 1, 2016
    2009

    UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital opens on the south side of Archer Road

  20. November 1, 2016
    2009

    UF receives the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award

  21. November 1, 2016
    2009

    PA program elevated to the School of Physician Assistant Studies

  22. November 1, 2016
    2010

    Emerging Pathogens Institute opens

  23. November 1, 2016
    2013

    UF&Shands changes its name to University of Florida Health

  24. November 1, 2016
    2014

    The new UF Health Shands Children's Hospital and its Sebastian Ferrero Atrium are unveiled

  25. November 1, 2016
    2014

    The UF Diabetes Institute is established

  26. November 1, 2016
    2015

    The George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building opens

  27. November 1, 2016
    2015

    Construction begins on the new UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital

  28. November 1, 2016
    2016

    UF Health physicians perform successful separation of conjoined twins connected at the heart, liver, sternum and diaphragm

Watch former deans discuss the history of UF medical education