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Raising Hope at Work | 2023

This year’s Raising Hope at Work employee giving campaign has concluded, raising a total of $84,121 from 924 donors. Donors supported 164 different funds, illuminating hope for our community across a variety of areas. Our featured fund, the Children’s Hospital Renovation Fund, was the most popular designation,…

Lyrics for Life boosts UF Health pediatric cancer research

The Lyrics for Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the platinum-selling band Sister Hazel, and Stop Children’s Cancer Inc. presented a $100,000 check to Paul Castillo, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of pediatric hematology and oncology at the UF College of Medicine. The gift was awarded…

Savannah Has No Time ‘Fore’ Cancer

As a young teenager, Savannah was an accomplished student-athlete who played on her high school’s girls golf team. She had been practicing with the team and competing in golf matches when she noticed an ongoing cough. Thinking it was allergies, 16-year-old Savannah continued to play. After an off-and-on…

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital earns prestigious designation for trauma care

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, one 67 in the nation to earn the distinction. The verification means that the hospital meets the ACS’s highest standards for staff, resources and equipment to optimally handle…

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in four specialties

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital’s diabetes and endocrinology program is now ranked among the nation’s top 10 by U.S. News & World Report. It is the highest ranking ever for the program, which is joined in the standings by three other UF Health pediatric medical specialties, according to…

John Ligon, MD Receives PCRF Research Grant

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), a nonprofit focused on transforming pediatric cancer care by accelerating research breakthroughs, today announced the 19 recipients of its 2023 research grants.  The researchers will receive $1,730,000 in funding to explore new and safer treatments for pediatric cancers. Of the recipients, six…