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Sharing the Mission:
THE NEED FOR PARTNERSHIP


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA


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Sharing the Mission:
The Need for Partnership

The mission of the University of Florida
Health Science Center is to provide good health for
everyone. Our physicians, nurses, administrators
and staff are dedicated to their patients, in provid-
ing good health through research that discovers
new technologies and medications, education that
prepares the health care professionals of the future,
and patient care that includes, yet goes beyond the
application of newest technology and miracle drugs
to the compassionate, holistic care that assists the
patients and their families in their mental, spiritual
and emotional needs.


Sharing in the mission is for everyone. Every-
one who is a part of what goes on at the Health
Science Center, its six medical and health related
colleges, four major affiliated hospitals (Shands
Teaching Hospital and Clinic at the University of
Florida, Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
University Medical Center of Jacksonville, and the
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital), an urban
campus in Jacksonville, and a statewide network
of community clinics.


You, our former patients and friends, are
a very important part of our mission. In fact, you
are our partners. We value your comments and con-
cerns; and we need your support. Health care is
everybody's business and as we work together, we
will fulfill our mission: GOOD HEALTH FOR
EVERYONE!










































Ways You Can Make Your Gift
Your gift to the University of Florida Health
Science Center will be made through the University of
Florida Foundation,
Inc. You may make
your gift in a number
of ways. The most
frequently used
method is by a per- A"
sonal check; or, you
may make an out-
right gift of stocks,
bonds, and real
estate. If you would
like to make a gift of
real estate, we suggest
you contact our


Office of Development at the address or phone num-
ber listed on the back of this brochure. Our develop-
ment officers will be happy to assist you with this
transaction.

Giving as a Pledge
You may want to make your gift in a number of
convenient installments over several months or years.
To do so, simply indicate your preferred payment
schedule when you make your pledge. UF will auto-
matically send you reminders, along with a self-
addressed, stamped envelope.

Matching Gifts
If you work for a company who matches employ-
ees' charitable gifts, you may double the value of your
gift. Please check xvith your employer and if your

































company has a matching gifts program, contact your
personnel office and obtain a matching gift form.
Send the completed form to the University of Florida
Foundation with your contribution for processing.
Your company and you will be recognized for your
support of the Health Science Center.

Memorial and Honor Gifts
You may wish to make your gift to memorialize a
loved one, or to honor a friend, colleague, or perhaps
your physician. Your tribute to that special person is a
thoughtful way to show you care, while it assists the
Health Science Center in its mission to provide excel-
lent health care through education, research and
patient care. Besides acknowledging you as a donor,
the honoree or their family will receive a letter
informing them of your gift.

Our Commitment to Our Patients
Patients needing specialized care for rare and
complicated diseases and injuries find the newest
therapies available at Shands Hospital at the
University of Florida and at the various clinics located







at the University of Florida Health Science Center, in
Gainesville, and in more than a dozen other cities
around the state. These healthcare facilities are staffed
by physicians from the UF College of Medicine.
Twenty-nine UF physicians are listed in a 1992/93
referral guide titled The Best Doctors in A.merica. Nine
of these doctors are also listed among the nation's
best cancer specialists by Good Housekeepinig maga-
zine. Teams of UF physicians from many healthcare
specializations work together to evaluate the condi-
tion of the patient and to develop the best method of
treatment.
High quality, compassionate care for our patients
is primary to the mission of the University of Florida
Health Science Center.


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College of Dentistry
Since admitting its first class of students in 1972,
the University of Florida College of Dentistry has
developed a curriculum that reflects the creativity and
professional talents of a faculty committed to ensur-
ing that Floridians receive the highest level of dental
care, based on sound clinical research, well-equipped
laboratories, and top quality faculty and students. The
College's 12-story facility houses 12 departments, five
centers, dental outpatient clinics, offices for dental
faculty, seminar rooms, and teaching and research
laboratories. The College has 104 faculty members,
285 graduate students and 71 advanced dental educa-
tion and specialty students. Strong support provided
by the 1,149 alumni of the College contributes greatly
to the excellent programs in education, research and
patient care.
The College has established a strong tradition of
innovation and flexibility that is essential to meeting
the challenges dentistry faces today. lore people are
retaining their teeth throughout their lives because of
a decrease in the incidence of cavities and the devel-
opment of new materials and techniques for restoring
teeth. The challenges for dentistry today are in the
areas of gum disease, root cavities, dysfunction of the
masticatory system and related head and neck pain,
and correction of tooth loss. The College meets these
challenges by maintaining strong educational,
research and clinical care programs in dental bioma-
terials, geriatric dentistry, growth and development,
periodontal disease, microbiology and immunology,
dental occlusion and facial pain, and dental implants.

College of Health Related Professions
The College of Health Related Professions, one of
the six colleges at the University of Florida Health
Science Center became a prototype of allied health
education when it was established in 1958, as the first
college of health related professions to be located in
an academic health science center. The College
awards the bachelor's degree in Occupational
Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Serv-
ices. Master's degrees are offered in Communicative
Disorders (in collaboration with the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences), Health Services
Administration, Occupational Therapy, Physical
Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling. The Ph.D.
degree is awarded in Clinical and Health Psychology.
The College of Health Related Professions at the
University of Florida embraces as its mission: the use
of the College's unique setting, the Health Science
Center, to promote education and research activity.
These activities should further national health care
knowledge and delivery, and subsequently expand the
College's reputation as a unique institution for schol-
arly activity. In fulfilling this mission, satisfying the


current health care manpower crisis becomes of para-
mount importance.




College of Health Related Professions
The College of Health Related Professions, one of
the six colleges at the University of Florida Health
Science Center became a prototype of allied health
education when it was established in 1958, as the first
college of health related professions to be located in
an academic health science center. The College
awards the bachelor's degree in Occupational
Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Serv-
ices. Master's degrees are offered in Communicative
Disorders (in collaboration with the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences), Health Services
Administration, Occupational Therapy, Physical
Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling. The Ph.D.
degree is awarded in Clinical and Health Psychology.
The College of Health Related Professions at the
University of Florida embraces as its mission: the use
of the College's unique setting, the Health Science
Center, to promote education and research activity.
These activities should further national health care
knowledge and delivery, and subsequently expand the
College's reputation as a unique institution for schol-
arly activity. In fulfilling this mission, satisfying the
current health care manpower crisis becomes of para-
mount importance.

College of Medicine
The College of Medicine, founded in 1956, is the
largest of the Health Science Center's six colleges.
The College has 21 departments with 555 full-time
faculty, 456 medical students, 177 graduate students,
and 555 physicians in residency and fellowship train-
ing programs. In addition, 627 Florida physicians
hold clinical and adjunct faculty appointments with
the College. It has more than 7,000 alumni. The
College's teaching programs are enhanced by its long-
standing relationship with the nearby Veterans Affairs
Medical Center and a network of educational pro-
grams in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, Broward
County and Pensacola.
In the 1992/93 fiscal year, more than $47 million
was awarded to the College in research grants. College
of Medicine faculty members are leaders in the
research and treatment of cancer, including advanced
forms of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery
and laser therapy, organ transplantation, brain and
neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Its
14 eminent scholar chairs and 29 endowed professor-
ships have provided funding to pioneer research
efforts in areas such as spinal cord regeneration, dia-
betes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

College of Nursing
Founded in 1956, the College is located at the
University of Florida Health Science Center in one of


the Southeast's leading health care institutions the
University of Florida Health Science Center. Within
this institution, the College of Nursing collaborates
with five other colleges Dentistry, Health Related
Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary
Medicine and with Shands Hospital and the
University of Florida Clinic.
The College of Nursing's 102 faculty members are
increasingly involved in state, national and inter-
national research and in providing continuing educa-
tion for nurses throughout the state. The College's
first endowed chair, the Thomas M. and Irene B.
Kirbo Eminent Scholar Chair in Nursing, has
increased the ability of the College to move forward
as a leader in the nursing field.















































































































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Since its inception, the College's baccalaureate The College of Pharmacy offers the skills and


program has maintained approval by the State Board
of Nursing. The master's program began in 1962 and,
in 1984, students were admitted to doctoral studies in
nursing. The College offers 12 sub-specialties for its
students. Satellite campuses offering graduate courses
in nursing were established in Jacksonville in 1980
and in Orlando in 1981 to meet the increased demand
for nurses with specialized knowledge and skills.
More than 856 nurses currently are enrolled in bac-
calaureate and graduate studies, including more than
240 nurses in several major specialties who are
enrolled in master's programs at the Jacksonville and
Orlando campuses.

College of Pharmacy
Since its founding in 1923, the University of
Florida College of Pharmacy has kept pace with
Florida's growth pattern and emerging importance to
the nation. It became an integral part of the UF
Health Science Center in 1960, and began to move
toward preeminence in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Today, it is ranked within the top 10 of all colleges of
its kind in the nation.
The College offers a full array of professional
degree programs and options. In 1985, the six-year
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) program was added
to the degree opportunities for pharmacy students.
College of Pharmacy faculty seek to achieve the high-
est level of quality in the professional degree pro-
grams, as in the research and graduate programs.
The first Doctor of Philosophy degree granted by
the University of Florida was awarded by the College
of Pharmacy, in 1934. The College awards both Master
of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the
pharmaceutical sciences. Many of today's leaders in
the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy education,
and clinical and hospital pharmacy practice received
their graduate degrees from the University of Florida.


facilities that make for significant discoveries. In the
past 10 years, the College has experienced remarkable
growth, in both size and contributions to the scien-
tific world. With continued strong support from its
friends and alumni, the leadership in programs, edu-
cation and research will be maintained and enhanced
at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

College of Veterinary Medicine
The state of Florida's only veterinary school, the
College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized inter-
nationally for its wildlife program and for its research
in the area of infectious diseases. Wildlife veterinari-
ans at UF serve as a vital resource to referring veteri-
narians, the pet-owning public and many private
zoos and animal rehabilitation groups. Infectious
disease scientists with the College have developed
vaccines for a variety of tick-borne disease threaten-
ing livestock from subtropical Africa and in some
areas of the Caribbean.
Founded officially in 1978, the College offers a
four-year professional (D.\.M.) degree program, as
well as graduate studies with a Master of Science
degree or a Ph.D. Students who receive their veteri-
nary degrees from the College typically go on to work
in private practice, either on their own or with estab-
lished veterinary firms, in the state of Florida or else-
where. Most UF veterinary alumni choose to remain
in the state after graduation.
In 1982, the UF veterinary college became the
first in the country to establish a neonatal intensive
care unit for foals. A handful of other veterinary col-
leges have since started similar units, looking to UF's
as a model. UF continues to provide quality diagnos-
tic and treatment care to many valuable thorough-
bred and Arabian horses of all ages from the Ocala
area, one of the country's primary breeding and
training locales.







University of Florida Health Science Center
The University of Florida Health Science Center is
dedicated to addressing society's most complex health
care needs. The purpose of the Health Science Center
- providing the best quality education, research and
patient care makes it an institution that is always
expanding and improving.
The Health Science Center is the Southeast's most
comprehensive academic health center, encompassing
six health-related colleges, four major affiliated hospi-
tals, an urban campus in Jacksonville, and a statewide
network of community clinics and health education
programs.
A site of continual growth since its opening in
1956, the Health Science Center and Shands Hospital
at the University of Florida have attained national
leadership in patient care services, research and edu-
cation related to the brain, cancer, diabetes, drug
design, genetics and organ transplantation.
Health Science Center faculty in the colleges of
Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Health
Related Professions and Veterinary Medicine are
making significant contributions to health care while
supplying the state and the nation with trained health
professionals. Greatly strengthening the Center's mis-
sions in patient care, education and research is its
close affiliation with the Veterans Affairs Medical
Center of Gainesville.
The Center supports a $58 million-per-year
research enterprise, aided by grants from government
and industry. Private donors contribute an additional
$11.5 million to the Center each year.
As a leading economic engine in North Central
Florida, the Health Science Center and its affiliated
colleges, hospitals and clinics provide employment for
more than 7,650 people. Through aggressive work in
developing new health-related technologies, faculty
scientists also are attracting support from industries
anxious to translate discoveries into marketable
products.
Growth continues through the 1990s, with $226
million worth of new construction and 800 new jobs
proposed in the joint strategic plan of UF's College of
Medicine and Shands Hospital.




Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida is a
558-bed, private not-for-profit corporation and is a
leading referral center for the state of Florida and the
Southeastern United States. Its threefold mission is to
provide an environment for patient care, education
and research.
Some of the specialized services available at Shands
include two Magnetic Resonance Imaging centers, the
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, which
offers adult and pediatric oncology hematology serv-
ices; the Shands Cardiovascular Center, which
includes a referral center for children needing cardio-
vascular surgery; a state-supported regional diabetes
center, the regional burn intensive care center, the
neonatal intensive care unit, the Shands Neurological
Center which includes a spinal cord injury center, the
University of Florida Shands Transplant center, a
hyperbaric chamber on long-term loan from NASA,
and a bone marrow transplant unit.
Shands Hospital is part of an innovative academic
medical center, the University of Florida Health
Science Center, which includes the colleges of ledi-
cine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Related
Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. One of the
greatest strengths of an academic medical center is the
accessibility to the talents of a multidisciplinary team
of health care professionals.

Other Affiliate Hospitals & Clinics
Radiation Therapy of Gainesville, Inc. (RTG)
This radiation oncology facility is located on the
campus of North Florida Regional Hospital. The staff
is provided by Shands Hospital and the physicians are
University of Florida College ofN medicine faculty
members in the Department of Radiation Oncology.
University of Florida Shands Clinic
at Hampton Oaks
This clinic facility is located at 200 SW 62nd
Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida.

Park Avenue Women's Center
This is the clinic facility located at 817 NW 56th
Terrace, Gainesville, Florida. Operated by the Depart-
ment of OB/GYN, it is affiliated with the UF Shands
Clinic.
University of Florida Shands
Dermatology Center
This is the clinic facility located next to the cur-
rent Park Avenue Women's Center. The building is
leased and operated by the UF Shands Clinic.

Florida Surgical Center
This ambulatory surgery center is located on SW


13th Street, Gainesville, Florida. It is a department of
Shands Hospital.

















































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