Investing in second chances

State funding bolsters UF Health’s fight against one of Florida's most pressing health threats.

By: Lindy Brounley, Styliana Resvanis
Rebekah Gaudet and her son, Dylan. Jesse S. Jones
“I call him my miracle baby. There were times when I didn’t know if I’d be lucky enough to become a mother.”
Rebekah Gaudet
Gov. Rick Scott visits a patient at UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital Gov. Rick Scott, far right, visited the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital in 2014 shortly before approving the establishment of the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers. He met Sue Baker, a patient in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and John Wingard, MD, deputy director for research at the UF Health Cancer Center, director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program and a UF College of Medicine professor. Jesse S. Jones

Combining forces to increase options for Florida’s cancer patients

Bringing the war on cancer to the Sunshine State

Committed to enhancing the patient experience

Parker Gibbs, MD ’89, sitting with patients In his new role as deputy director of medical affairs for the UF Health Cancer Center, Parker Gibbs, MD ’89, will work with faculty and UF Health Shands administrators to ensure superb quality, care and satisfaction for cancer patients throughout UF Health. Jesse S. Jones

Meet Rebekah, her surgeon and her “miracle baby”

“We want to leverage all the positivity of an academic environment — clinical trials and the enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity of our faculty, residents and students — to provide the best care possible for our patients.”
Dr. Gibbs

Learn about one of Dr. Gibbs’ surgery techniques from “The Doctors” TV show