Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Fall 2023

Leadership

Michael Haller, MD

Elected to UF College of Medicine Faculty Council for a three-year term:
2023-2024 – President-Elect
2024-2025 – President
2025-2026 – Past-President         

Michael Haller, MD

Research

Matthew Gurka, PhD

Received an NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute R03 Award of $324,000 over two years, 9/10/2023 to 8/31/2025, for the project “Metabolic Syndrome Severity in All of Us: Relationship with Social Determinants of Health and with Long-Term Risk for Cardiovascular Disease”.

Dipankar Gupta, MD

Received a 2023 International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) Pediatric Transplant Journal Award for the manuscript “Directly observed therapy to promote medication adherence in adolescent heart transplant recipients” which was chosen by the Editorial Board of Pediatric Transplantation as one of the best publications in 2021-2022.Co-authors are Michael O. Killian, Stephanie Clifford, Mia Liza A. Lustria, and Gage L.  Skivington


New Faculty

Please welcome to the team our newest faculty members since July 21, 2023.

Ibukun A Akinyemi

Department:

MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Ibukun A Akinyemi

AST SCTST

Reema Kashif

Department:

MD-PEDS-HEMATOLOGY

Reema Kashif MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director Of Sickle Cell Disease Clinic

Debbie-Ann Shirley

Department:

MD-PEDS-INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Debbie-Ann Shirley MD, MPH

Associate Professor