In the news

  • A story about Dr. Robin Bell’s participation as a team veterinarian for Team Australia and his planned trip to Paris this summer was covered by WCJB-TV/Channel 20 News, First Coast News and WUFT.
  • Dr. Martha Mallicote was featured in an article that appeared in the American Animal Hospital Association’s NewStat newsletter.
  • Dr. Juan Campos-Krauer was featured in a story in the Tampa Bay Times focusing on why Central Florida sees so many leprosy cases.
  • Stories about the finding of highly pathogenic avian flu in a dolphin by UF College of Veterinary Medicine researchers and others, reported recently in Communications Biology, appeared in the Sun Sentinel, Fox 16 News, dvm360, People, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report  and many other outlets.
  • Dr. Darryl Heard was quoted in an article that appeared in Sentient Policy relating to the crocodile farming industry in Australia.
  • Dr. Darryl Heard was quoted in an article that appeared in the New York Times about the recent closure of public zoos in Costa Rica.
  • An article about a $7 million boost to the UF Veterinary Forensic Pathology program led by Dr. Adam Stern appeared in several news outlets, including Vet Candy, Mainstreet Daily News, the Alachua Chronicle and elsewhere.
  • A story focusing on a new UF-developed mRNA vaccine that triggers a fierce immune response to fight malignant brain tumors in which Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz plays a key role appeared in the Gainesville Sun, and several major news outlets, including Science Daily. Medical News Today, First Coast News, Fox 13 News and elsewhere.
  • The UF Veterinary Forensic Science Laboratory’s first conference on animal forensic investigations, led by Dr. Adam Stern, was covered by WUFT News.


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May-June 2024

Dr. Jada Lewis

Neuroscience researcher named chair of physiological sciences

Dr. Jada Lewis was previously a professor of neuroscience in the UF College of Medicine and has served as deputy director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of UF for the past five years.

Dr. Dinglasan in lab

UF awarded NIH Funding for new malaria research center

The cooperative agreement from NIAID will fund evidence-based strategies to support malaria eradication and elimination efforts.

Dr. Paul Gibbs

Professor emeritus receives Gold-Headed Cane Award from national One Health group

Gibbs’s professional focus is on One Health, specifically the control and prevention of emerging and foreign animal diseases of viral etiology.

Dr. Aria Eshraghi and Dr. Maite de Maria Mulet

Two from college inducted into national graduate honor society

The two were honored for their scholarly achievement and promotion of excellence among trainees from all walks of life.

Poster presentation

Top research recognized at Phi Zeta Days

Each year, the college acknowledges the top research being performed by D.V.M. students, graduate students, faculty, house officers and staff during its traditional Research and Phi Zeta Celebration.

Dr. Adam Stern explains how to excavate a clandestine animal grave in a forest to a group of veterinary students.

Over $7 million in private gifts will support expansion of college’s veterinary forensic pathology program

The veterinary forensics program is poised for its first major expansion in six years.

Dr. Helena Zomer

Faculty member wins poster competition at national conference

Dr. Helena Zomer presented her research at the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers annual meeting, held in Arlington, Virginia.

(From left) Dr. Elias Sayour, Chong Zhao and Arnav Barpujari discuss the mRNA cancer vaccine developed at the University of Florida.

UF-developed mRNA vaccine triggers fierce immune response to fight malignant brain tumor

Drs. Sheila Carrera-Justiz, Rowan Milner and Bikash Sahay of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine were all coauthors of the paper that appeared May 1 in the journal Cell, reporting the results.

Adam Stern

Faculty member honored by international veterinary forensics group

UF’s veterinary forensic pathologist was honored with award from international group.

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2024 Distinguished Winners from left to right, are: Dr. Stephen Rosenthal, Dr. Kendra Stauffer, Dr. Maureen Long, Dr. Stephanie Sabshin and Dr. Arnold Rosenthal. Not pictured is Dr. Jim Wellehan.

UF veterinary colleges names its 2024 Distinguished Award winners

The college’s 2024 Distinguished Award winners were honored during commencement on May 24.

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan

Dinglasan receives UFRF professorship

The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

Dr. Robin Bell, an equine sports medicine specialist, is pictured with a horse at the UF Veterinary Hospital at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida, where he is based.

UF professor heads for Paris this summer as team veterinarian for Team Australia’s equine athletes

The competition marks Dr. Robin Bell’s third tour on equestrian sport’s grandest stage, a journey that traces back to his youth.

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