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MBI members earn UF Innovate awards

Two MBI members recently earned Innovations of the Year awards at UF Innovate Tech Licensing’s annual Standing InnOvation event recognizing the university’s top innovations. Steven Munger, Ph.D., was awarded for “Adaptive Olfactory Measure of Threshold (ArOMa-T)” a self-administered test to identify dysfunction in the sense of smell. Munger is…

Neurosurgery team treats 5,000th patient with UF-invented radiosurgery

In the mid-1980s, UF neurosurgeon William A. Friedman, M.D., and medical physicist Frank J. Bova, Ph.D., began looking into a lesser-known treatment technique called radiosurgery. After studying then-available technologies, Bova and Friedman came to believe that the existing systems were not only cost prohibitive but also…

Brain Tumor Education Day – May 2019

UF Health Brain Tumor Education Day is open to all who are impacted by a brain tumor disease throughout the State of Florida and southeastern US. Held on the University of Florida campus, our educational day is an excellent opportunity for guests to ask questions about all brain tumor treatments…

Our Stories: Cristina Matos

Out of the 20,000 genes a person has, Cristina Matos lucked out with a genetic mutation that would save her life. In August 2014, Cristina Matos was diagnosed with a glioblastoma, a fatal brain cancer that spread to her spine. She was in horrible pain, bed-ridden.