Faculty sound bites — Winter 2021
UF College of Medicine faculty in the news
Dr. Robert Mankowski on healthy aging
“People may live longer but not be in good health. We’re not really interested in extending life span; we’re more interested in extending healthspan.”
— Robert Mankowski, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of aging and geriatric research, discussing the need to focus on health as people age with AARP, June 2.
Dr. Kay Roussos-Ross on pregnancy loss
“It’s incredibly important for women to remember that when it comes to any ‘shame’ associated with an early loss, generally speaking, most times, there is nothing they could have done differently to prevent that loss. Women may go through the five stages of grief in any order and process their loss in different ways.”
— Kay Roussos-Ross, MD ’02, medical director of the UF Health Women’s Center – Medical Plaza and an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and the department of psychiatry, discussing pregnancy loss with Self magazine, Feb. 3.
Dr. Malu Tansey on the immune system and Alzheimer's disease
“The idea is that if you could boost the immune system, rejuvenate it somehow, that you might be able to slow down the process — perhaps reverse it, but certainly prevent it.”
— Malu Tansey, PhD, a professor of neuroscience and neurology at the McKnight Brain Institute, discussing her lab’s research into the role the immune system plays in Alzheimer’s disease on NPR’s All Things Considered, Aug. 9.
Dr. Hiren Mehta on the summer COVID-19 surge
“The patients we are seeing now are actually much younger than what we used to see in the initial (COVID-19) wave in January and February. The patients are much sicker.”
— Hiren Mehta, MD, an associate professor of medicine and medical director of the UF Health Shands medical intensive care unit, describing the hospital’s response to COVID-19 on ABC News, Aug. 11.
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This story originally ran in the Winter 2021 issue of the Doctor Gator newsletter.