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Research links overeating during national events to esophageal emergencies

Research links overeating during national events to esophageal emergencies

Asim Shuja, MD, a gastroenterology fellow at UF COMJ, led a study that found people who overate during major holidays or sporting events were ten times more likely to have food stuck in their esophagus, requiring surgical intervention.

UF COMJ welcomes <br/>new dean to campus

UF COMJ welcomes
new dean to campus

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has begun a new chapter in its history with the official arrival of a new dean, Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, FACEP, CPE. Haley comes here from Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University in Atlanta, where he was a professor or emergency medicine and executive associate dean for clinical affairs.

Angiolillo recognized again <br/>by Thomas Reuters for <br/>world-renowned research

Angiolillo recognized again
by Thomas Reuters for
world-renowned research

Dominick Angiolillo, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine and director of cardiovascular research at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, has been named one of "The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds" for the second straight year.

UF COMJ welcomes <br/>new department head

UF COMJ welcomes
new department head

Paul Dougherty, MD, is the new chair of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He comes here from Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University in Michigan, where he was professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of its residency program.

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Overeating during national holidays and major sporting events could lead to serious medical issues requiring emergency intervention. Th... [full story]

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