IMPROVING HEALTH CARE FOR FLORIDA

The Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality brings together experts from a variety of disciplines at UF, including health services administration, nursing, health policy, medicine, pharmacy, public health and sociology, to design and evaluate improved approaches to health care access and delivery. It is housed within the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

FLORIDA BLUE CENTER NEWS

Carrington Named AMIA Fellow

Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, the UF College of Nursing’s Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair and co-director for the Florida Blue Center for Health Care Quality, has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association, or AMIA.

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UF Health researcher answers questions about the latest COVID-19 vaccine

And soon, there will be three.Johnson & Johnson recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. That step could eventually make it the third vaccine to be approved in the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, joining vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer with its German partner BioNTech.

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University of Florida top among six university campuses for indoor mask use, CDC study finds

The University of Florida led the way in indoor mask compliance among six universities participating in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of mask use on campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flu vaccine may lower risk for severe COVID-19, study suggests

People who received the flu vaccine in the year before testing positive for COVID-19 are nearly 2 1/2 times less likely to be hospitalized with a severe form of the disease than those who were not vaccinated, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found.

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