Faculty sound bites — Summer 2018
UF College of Medicine faculty in the news
Dr. Nicole Iovine on the flu epidemic
“It’s a tricky virus. If you look to your left and you look to your right, any one of those people could be incubating and spreading the flu.”
— Nicole Iovine, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and global medicine, discussing the flu epidemic with The Independent Florida Alligator, Jan. 23.
Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei on methamphetamine addiction
“Methamphetamine is such a menace because the amount of dopamine released following meth abuse is so huge that after long-term abuse these people experience psychosis. If that effect were blocked, it could really help people to beat their addiction.”
— Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD, an associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry, discussing her team’s findings on using medicines to decrease the reward effects of methamphetamine on the brain with WTXL ABC 27, Dec. 20.
Dr. Thomas Pearson on reducing inflammation
“People are always looking for a test and a pill. What we need is some good advice and the perseverance to work on our lifestyle.”
— Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD, a professor of epidemiology and medicine and the executive vice president for research and education at UF Health, discussing reducing inflammation and associated complications with NPR, July 21, 2017.
Dr. Nash Mouawad on a first-of-its-kind procedure
“This is a breakthrough because everybody in this country thought this was not possible. It’s an amazing thing to have happen in Gainesville.”
— Nash Moawad, MD, MS, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, discussing what is believed to be the first instance of a patient undergoing a full laparoscopic hysterectomy without general anesthesia with The Gainesville Sun, Dec. 15.
This story originally ran in the Summer 2018 issue of the Doctor Gator newsletter.