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Students, faculty and staff fight effects of pandemic and help their community

Grant Harrell Grant Harrell, MD ’10, leads COVID-19 testing efforts at GRACE Marketplace. Photo by Louis Brems
N-95 mask Researchers from across UF gathered and donated personal protective equipment such as face masks and hand sanitizer to help colleagues working on the front lines of the pandemic.
Christine Rodhouse and Emily Edwards Medical students Christine Rodhouse and Emily Edwards established Gator Sitters to help provide child care, pet care and more for UF Health staff working on the front lines of the pandemic. This image was taken prior to national guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
UF College of Medicine students stepped up to help by establishing Gator Sitters, an initiative that pairs volunteers with UF Health staff ...
neurostaff A group of neuromedicine employees stayed after-hours to flex their artistic muscles while showing appreciation for health care providers. At the end of their shifts, hospital staff leaving the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals were greeted with sidewalk chalk art that shared messages such as “You matter!” and “Thank you!” Photo courtesy of Elise Martin
Patricia Sacks holding two baskets filled with individually wrapped cookies Medical student Patricia Sacks, founder of One Tough Cookie — a nonprofit baking business that raises funds for Stop Children's Cancer — started the Cookies to the Frontlines initiative to spread cheer to staff working around the clock during the pandemic. Photo by Jesse S. Jones