College faculty, students and alumni prioritize acts of service

In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to service, we spotlight the college community’s efforts

By: Emily Mavrakis

Snapshots of service from the college community

A large group of faculty, staff and students pose for a photo in downtown Gainesville. Each month, members of the Lillian S. Wells department of neurosurgery participate in a community service project, such as Project Downtown Gainesville, where volunteers make and serve meals to those experiencing homelessness.
People talk during a panel discussion First-generation college students share their experiences during a panel as part of the UF College of Medicine's Celebration of Diversity Week. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
Grant Harrell holds a Sapphire Award Grant Harrell, M.D., right, accepts a first-place Sapphire Award from Florida Blue President and CEO Patrick Geraghty during the award reception.
An image of first-year UF College of Medicine medical student Jim Norris standing inside by a window First-year UF College of Medicine student Jim Norris Photo by Danielle Ivanov
Mike Nuccio, wearing scrubs, a face mask and face shield, takes a selfie from the operating room Mike Nuccio, MPAS '02
UF faculty explains the inner-workings of the human heart. Young women from the Pace Center for Girls and Girls Place view a model of a human heart as they learn from College of Medicine faculty about different careers in science and medicine during a field trip. Photo by Louis Brems
An image of hands playing piano keys Photo by Louis Brems
Katelyn Flaherty conducts research in Ghana Katelyn Flaherty conducts research in Ghana