Swine flu update: A message from Dean Good

UF College of Medicine faculty are actively involved in state and local initiatives to monitor for and prepare to treat patients with swine flu. We are fortunate to have many faculty with specific expertise, including Dr. Glen Morris, director of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, Dr. Fred Southwick chief of infectious diseases, Dr. Ken Rand professor of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine, Dr. Lennox Archibald, epidemiologist, Shands at UF, and many others.

Dr. Tim Flynn is coordinating communications and efforts with Shands Healthcare, hospital-based physicians, and residency program directors. Dr. Marvin Dewar is coordinating communications and efforts with medical directors and managers in our UF COM faculty group practice, with an emphasis on outpatient diagnostic and treatment protocols.

The Council of Florida Medical Schools Deans is coordinating communications among the state’s medical schools and with the State Surgeon General. Working through the Council, Florida’s medical schools will work to assist one another as needed as this situation unfolds.

We will work to keep you informed about swine flu with direct and succinct communications.