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    Buzz - People
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    College in focus
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    Faculty senate news
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A Monthly Newsletter for the Faculty of the University of Florida Published by the Faculty Senate

Buzz: People:
Technology Reorganization Board of Trustees

By: Marc Hoit, Interim Chief Information Officer By: Manny Fernandez, Board of Trustees Chairman
The conversation has started. A Any faculty member can tell you, a
draft Information Technology reorga- sabbatical is a welcome break from
nization plan is circulating that the routine, one that gives new ideas
outlines a vision for the transforma- a chance to take root and grow. The
tion of campus IT services. same can be said of the University of
InformatiTechnology(IT) aFlorida Board of Trustees annual
critical infrastructure for any modern retreats, the most recent of which was
Marc Hoit business. It is not only critical but a Manny Fernandez held Feb. 15-17 at White Oak Planta-
tion in Yulee, Fla. In the trustees'
strategic necessity for a top tier re- tion in Yulee Fla In the trustees'
search institution. E-mail, file sharing, websites and case we normally do not have enough time during
other services are fundamental tools for daily busi- regular meetings to deal with strategic issues that
ness operations including academic and research affect the university, and this is the perfect mechanism
ness operations including academic and research
to deal with some long-range matters.
functions. Very high speed networking, high perfor- to deal with some l matters.
mance computing, electronic platform learning The retreat's theme was the need to expand UF's
systems, collaboration tools and other advanced IT already accomplished faculty ranks through making a
services are required to be competitive for the best special effort to attract the most talented and gifted
research institutions. Commitment by the University minds in the academy. Board members agreed: Re-
to provide these services in a robust, cost effective cruiting and retaining top-ranked faculty is one of the
and secure environment is crucial to enhance its most important elements in UF's efforts to join the
strategic directions. ranks of the nation's top 10 public universities. The
The reorganization plan is focused on two prin- most significant issue is how to garner enough re-
The reorganization plan is focused on two prin-
sources to accomplish this task
ciples: 1) Quality of service and 2) Security. The sources to h this task
vision is to reorganize around services (Networking, An analysis of UF compared with the current top-10
Learning Support, etc.) and provide a base level of institutions presented at the retreat showed that UF
services at the highest level of quality. Many ser- lags significantly in tuition, endowment, out-of-state
vices like networking, e-mail, web hosting and students and percentage of graduate students.
others have become commodity level services and
This year, in addition to looking at the next evolu-
are fundamental to all faculty, staff and students.
are fundamental to all faculty, staff and students. tion of the external-affairs strategy and an interesting
These services will be offered to all campus units federal research report from our Washington, D.C.,
see IT infrastructure, pg. 7 see BOT pg. 7


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College in Focus 5 Senate Agenda 14

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Experiential Learning
end result will look like. Various mediated and
By: Juan Carols Molleda, Assistant Professor Department of
Public Relations interpersonal communication channels are used to
keep everyone on the same page; that is, electronic
Students in my public relations messages on WebCTVista, PowerPoint slides with
research and campaigns courses work announcements, and informative team meetings. It
with on campus and off campus requires dedication of both students and the instructor.
clients. This spring semester, the
clients are UF University Relations in Finally, students need clarity and focus to under-
behalf of three graduate programs stand and develop ownership of the experiential
(Art History, Educational Psychology, learning project. The accomplishment of this requires
Juan Carlos Molleda Women's Studies and Gender Re- the cooperation of the clients and instructor, as well as
search) and the Romania National Tourist Office in set deadlines, specific requirements, timely feedback,
New York City. The experiential or service learning resource allocation, and a certain level of flexibility to
approach has been acknowledged by current and accommodate needs and procedural changes as the
former students to be an eye-opening experience, an various teams encounter minor or significant obstacles,
effective learning strategy, and a valuable opportunity or discover desirable opportunities to excel. A cohe-
to put the information learned into practice as well as sive team is also a necessary requirement for success,
to showcase a significant portfolio piece that can land adding another challenge to achieve the ownership
them a dream job. and proactive participation of students in the class
project. Identify student leaders and be an active
Experiential learning has several challenges though. advisor to enjoy, learn, and grow while providing an
First, ideally the selection of one or more clients active learning opportunity to upcoming professionals.
should be accomplished before the semester starts,
and mutual understanding and agreement on the Dr. Molleda is an Assistant Professor in the
nature of the project should be reached and docu- Department of Public Relations.
mented in a "letter of expectations." The purpose of
this document is to state key aspects that will facilitate
By: Tina Gurucharri, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape
a productive and efficient relationship between the Architecture
client organization and the various student teams.
In response to increasingly complex
Moreover, the manuscript introduces the main respon- In es to sing e
sibilities of each party involved in the project: client, practices, many professions have
contact persons, student groups, and instructor. moved towards more interdsciplary
collaboration. To better prepare
Second, the syllabus needs to briefly introduce the future professionals, giving students
clients, their needs, and the various stages of the complex, multidisciplinary applied
projects, which should be clearly associated to specific projects provides them with a unique
class contents and evaluations. Another option could Tina Gurucharri opportunity to engage in projects rich
be to mention in the syllabus that the class will be with the issues they will confront in practice.
taught following an experiential learning method and
Teaching in the department of Landscape Architec-
then a handout containing details of the project and Te g i te dertent o an e chit
ture, I have been fortunate to collaborate with faculty
the clients' expectations is distributed. Students must ture hae een for e to ce ih
be constantly reminded and encouraged throughout and students from other dislikes across campus on
the semester about the purpose and aims of the class several applied design studio service projects. In
collaboration with Environmental Engineering, Urban
exercise, indicating where we are in the process and
and Regional Planning and Environmental and Land
where we are going with the project; that is, what the
Use Law, we developed Watershed Management

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Plans for Newnans Lake. Working with the Center By: Maria Rogal, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, School of
for Affordable Housing, Architecture, Urban and Art and Art History
Regional Planning, and Finance, Insurance & Real Since 2002, Mintthe School of Art
Since 2002, Mint-the School of Art
Estate we prepared Community Master Plans and and Art History's student-run graphic
and Art History's student-run graphic
Architectural Designs for Affordable Housing inhs w d on
design studio-has worked on inno-
Jacksonville's Cathedral District. In Gainesville, with atie and award-winnin r
Architecture and the Center for Construction and the dsign p ts f r d-winning graphic
design projects for non-profit clients
Environment we developed Urban Planning ands o it
across campus, in the community, and
Design proposals for the brownfield site on Depot internationally
Avenue and the surrounding South and East Down- Maria Rogal
town Neighborhoods. And in Flagler County, we Our interest in developing Mint was
collaborated with Urban and Regional Planning on a two-fold: the studio would provide a constructive
County Future Growth Plan, and with the College of environment to mentor students as they applied what
Law, on a Hurricane Mitigation and Post-Disaster they learned to real-world projects, and it would
Redevelopment Policy, Planning and Physical Design become a way to work on exciting and quality
Plan. projects that would benefit both clients and our
In the design professions, the studio is the space program.
where interdisciplinary collaboration occurs. While Since its inception, Mint has exceeded our expecta-
the lack of spaces conducive to collaboration and tions-adding tremendous value to the students'
semester schedule constraints makes interdisciplinary undergraduate experience, as well as fostering excep-
collaboration on campus a challenge, it is a critical tional graphic design work for the benefit of our
pedagogical forum for the integration of knowledge clients and community. Each semester, a group of
and skills from varied disciplines, advanced students shift their problem-solving activities
Students benefit from the broader exposure af- from the classroom to selected client projects.
Students benefit from the broader exposure af-
forded by experiencing first hand the complexities of While still preserving academic integrity, students
contemporary interdisciplinary problem solving in work in a collaborative team environment with client
their curriculum. input, to creatively design solutions to meet each
Tina Gurucharri is an Associate Professor in the client's unique communication objectives. Clients
Department of Landscape Architecture. learn more about graphic design and students learn
the social, economic, and business aspects so impor-
tant to professional practice today, including
understanding the client's and audience's needs,
developing design strategy, working within budgets
and on-time, and developing client relation skills.
If you are interested in working with Mint and have
a project or idea you would like to discuss, please
contact me at mrogal@ufl.edu or 392 0201 x 211.
Maria Rogal is Assistant Professor of Graphic Design,
School of Art and Art History, and Affiliate Assistant
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By: William J. Rossi, Associate Director, Center for Entrepreneur- The consulting engagements usually include the
ship and Innovation and Gerald Horton, Visiting Professor of drafting of sections of a new venture business plan
Finance Insurance & Real Estate drafting of sections of a new venture business plan
Finance Insurance & Real Estate
such as:
GatorNest is a "hands-on" learning experience for
students who want to make a difference with a real Market Analysis to determine the volume of de-
company. The goals for a GatorNest Team are: mand.
1. Learn about entrepreneurship and innovation Competitive Analysis to determine the extent to
by working through the real problems of real start-up which the market is already being served and by
companies. whom.
2. Practice team dynamics, team management, Financial Forecasting to determine how much
and group goal-setting in a "real-time" environment. capital is needed for start-up and when and how
much the income stream will be and when.
3. Create value for the client enterprises.
Product/Service Development Plans for the realiza-
In its six years, GatorNest has consulted with and tion of the new business dream.
for more than 100 start-up company clients. The
business clients have included: There are weekly meetings of the team with a
mentor and frequently the client for two to three
Consulting company for veterinarians; months.
Business Plan for the Butterfly Rainforest; GatorNest student comments on the program range
Due-diligence study for an acquisition; from... "It's really cool! Like, it is really doing it rather
rk p ia r i than just reading about it in a book!"... to... "It
Market potential study for a new medical
diagnostic product; and, compares with flying an airplane rather than just
diagnostic product; and,
understanding the theory of aerodynamics."
Distribution study for a biotechnology solution Both perspectives confirm that GatorNest exemplifies
for tooth decay. CEI's goal to "Create a new generation of innovative
All of the businesses have not been Gainesville- managers through a program that blends theory and
based. Several are companies located in cities around practice for an experiential education."
the State of Florida such as Jacksonville, Ocala, Or-
lando, Tampa, and Miami, and several are Bill Rossi is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance
international companies from locations like Brazil and Insurance & Real Estate and Gerald Horton is a
China. Visiting Professor in the Department of Finance
Insurance & Real Estate
Students immerse themselves in the day-to-day
struggles of a start-up business. It is an opportunity to
use the principles and theory they have learned in the
classroom in an actual business situation.
Teams of four to six graduate and undergraduate
students are formed to consult with:
1. Start-up companies in the Gainesville area
2. UF faculty, staff, and students with new busi-
ness ideas
3. Companies and individuals that contact CEI
seeking assistance and advice
GatorNest students consult with a client


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College in Focus: College of Nursing

College at a Glance Fellows in major societies or equivalent honors
The following information is provided to increase our Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing:
mutual understanding of each other's disciplines at the C l R r An H
University of Florida. It is not intended to suggest aar Reed Ash Jennifer Elder, Ann Horgas, Kathleen
hierarchy among our colleges, but rather to reflect the Ann Long, Beverly Roberts
intellectual and organizational diversity each college Fellow of the American College of Nurse
lends to the University. Midwives: Alice Poe
Total number of faculty (Fall 2005) Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America:
Full-time: 58 Ann Horgas, Beverly Roberts, Meredeth Rowe
Part-Time: 5 Fulbright Fellowship Recipient: Sharleen Simpson
Number of faculty in tenure or tenure earning
positions (Fall 2004) College Narrative
Tenure: 20 College Narrative
Tenure track: 8 By: Bryan Weber, Faculty Senator
Number of degrees granted (2004-2005) This year (2006) marks the University
Bachelor: 180
SMhaster: 64 of Florida College of Nursing's 50*h
M Doctorate: 4 anniversary, and our faculty, students,
and staff are excited to celebrate our
Student credit hours generated annually (2004- r htae and ore ortatl
2005) = rich heritage, and more importantly,
2 Lower: 0 o/ ur promising future.
Upper: 10,754 Bryan Weber The College has more than 70 fac-
Grad I: 4,291 ulty members who work within three
Grad II: 708 departments: Adult and Elderly Nursing; Health Care
Total student credit hours fundablee units) Environments and Systems; and Women's, Children's
*Total SCH majors: 15,753 and Family Nursing. The Dean of the College of
Enrollment (Fall 2005) Nursing is Kathleen Ann Long who is immediate past
Undergraduate: 568 president of the American Association of Colleges of
Graduate: 270 Nursing and nationally known for her leadership and
Professional: 0 commitment to nursing education.
NonDegree: 0 The College of Nursing has over 500 undergraduate
PostBacc: 54 students and 200 graduate students. The College
Funded research expenditures offers its baccalaureate nursing program in both
Sponsored Research: $1,925,875 traditional and accelerated formats.
*UF Research Foundation: $462
Returned Overhead: $48,999 The master of science in nursing (MSN) program
College development during the last year prepares advanced practice nurses in eight specialty
Gifts: $894,441 clinical tracks as well as the new Clinical Nurse Leader
Significant national rankings: master's degree track-a national pilot program pre-
Nursing Masters Graduate paring generalist clinicians who can effectively
Top 10 percent coordinate, manage and evaluate care for groups of
Nursing: midwifery- master's/ doc Graduate patients in complex health systems.
Top 10 percent Our PhD in nursing science prepares researchers
who will expand knowledge aimed at improving


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patient care and as the next generation of nursing Researchers at the College of Nursing are making a
faculty. Our innovative North Florida PhD Consortium difference in the lives of patients and their families.
links UF's PhD in Nursing Science program to sites at Improvements in health promotion, disease preven-
several other universities in North Florida via distance tion, and symptom management have resulted from
learning technology, the College's team of nurse scientists.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a doctoral
degree with a practice-focus and expected to compli- Professor Norma Cooper is a
ment our curriculum portfolio some time in the near Clinical Assistant Professor on the
future.* College's Jacksonville campus who
specifically works to recruit students of
The University of Florida College of Nursing has all ages into the nursing profession.
one of the largest numbers of doctorally prepared Cooper began visiting a kindergarten
research-active faculty of any nursing institution in the class in a high-poverty area of Jack-
state. The work of these nurse scientists has resulted in sonville in fall 2004 to educate the
improvements in health promotion, disease prevention students about health care and exciting opportunities
and symptom management. in the nursing profession. Now, thanks to a $50,000
Total research support received by the College is gift by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the program
steadily increasing and recently surpassed $1.8 million, has been transformed into a full curriculum designed
Current research falls into four general areas: aging, to encourage students of all ages and cultures to
women's health, biobehavioral interventions, and consider a career in nursing or health care.
health policy.
health policy. Dr. Jennifer Elder is the chair-
The College maintains and participates in nursing woman of the Department of Health
and interdisciplinary clinics for all populations with Care Environments and Systems at the
special emphasis on underserved and rural patients. College of Nursing. An autism re-
Archer Family Health Care is the College's first nurse- searcher whose program focuses on
managed health care practice and provides full health the in-home training of fathers to
care services for a rural population, in nearby Archer, better communicate and play with
Florida. their autistic children, Dr. Elder re-
Pending Board of Governors approval cently received more than $1 million in funding from
the National Institutes of Health. She will lead a four-
Bryan Weber is an Assistant Professor in the Depart- year study that will further expand training of fathers
ment of Adult and Elderly Nursing. to learn effective communication techniques in order
to better connect with autistic children. She is a
Laudamus consultant for the Autism Inclusion Project, a research
The UF College of Nursing's faculty members set a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The UF College of Nursing's faculty members set a
standard of excellence when it comes to innovative
education, dynamic research and quality patient care.
Due to the innovative spirit of its leadership and
faculty, UF has pioneered many groundbreaking
nursing education models, including the first nursing
faculty practice plan in the state. Faculty members
continue to innovate and achieve with the launching
of groundbreaking new programs such as the Doctor
of Nursing Practice set to change the face of our
health care system.


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Dr. Andrea Gregg is an Associate Professor Debbie Popovich is an
Professor and the Director of the Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing
College of Nursing's Jacksonville and the President of the College of
Campus. She is extremely involved Nursing Faculty Organization. She has
with professional nursing in the state published extensively on pediatric
of Florida and known as a tireless nursing, including the topics of ado-
advocate for nursing education and lescent gynecology, pulse oximetry,
the nursing profession. She is the Chair preserving dignity in the hospitalized
of the Board of Directors of the Florida Center for child and sexuality in early childhood. She was
Nursing and a member of the Board of Directors of named the 2004 College of Nursing Teacher of the
the Florida Nurses Association. She is a trustee of the Year. Professor Popovich holds membership in the
Florida Nurses Foundation and on the Florida Hospi- Association for the Care of Children's Health and the
tal Association's nursing shortage advisory committee. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates
and Practitioners.
Dr. Ann Horgas, Associate Dean for
Dr. Beverly Roberts recently joined
Research, was the principal investigator Dr. B e be oie
the faculty as the Annabel Davis Jenks
or co-investigator of more than $2.5
Endowed Professor for Teaching and
million in grants from the National Endowd P r fr T g
Institute for Nursing Research and Research in Clinical Nursing Excel-
National Institute on Aging. She is lence. Roberts is a nationally and
studying methods to assess pain in internationally known researcher on
older adults and exercise, and her
nursing home residents with dementia ler lt n eerce d
as well as the effect of memory, reasoning and the most current research study examine
how a low intensity muscle strength program could
speed-of-processing on improving mental functions in a l intensity prr u
the elderly. Dr. Horgas has received the Springer improve function and recovery of elderly adults who
the elderly. Dr. Horgas has received the Springer
Award in Geriatric/Gerontoogic Nursing from the have been hospitalized for a medical condition. Dr.
Award in Geriatric/Gerontologic Nursing from the
Hartford Institute and the Nightingale Award for Roberts is a scientific grant reviewer for the National
Excellence in Nursing Research Institutes of Health, Alzheimer's Association of
Canada, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr. Shawn Kneipp, Associate Pro-
fessor, has been awarded $1.4 million Dr. Joyce Stechmiller, Associate
from the National Institutes of Health/ Professor, received $200,000 from the
National Institute of Nursing Research National Institute of Nursing Research
to lead an innovative community- to study the effect of doxycycline on
based participatory research study healing of diabetic ulcers. She also
intended to improve the health of was named a UF Research Foundation
women transitioning from welfare to Professor for 2005-2008. Dr.
work and extend employment duration. She was Stechmiller recently completed an
recently recognized by Howard University as one of NINR-funded study to examine the effect of arginine
the Emerging Nursing Stars in Health Disparities on immune status in elders with pressure ulcers as
Research well as a 1-year funded study by Ross Laboratories as
a co-investigator examining nutrition and immune
enhancement in adults 65 years of age and greater.
She currently serves as President-elect of the College
of Nursing Faculty Organization


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Dr. Sharleen Simpson is an Associ- seeB OT from pg. 1
l ate Professor who has been funded by
the Centers for Disease Control and office, the centerpiece of the board retreat was
the C r r Deae Cotl Han President Machen's long-range vision for the univer-
the Florida Department of Health's
State Bureau of STD Prevention and sity. The plan outlines eight major priorities:
State Bureau of STD Prevention and
.!!! Control to examine the behaviors, Maintain UF's prominence in undergraduate
i attitudes and motivations of selected education
Florida community members relative to Keep Gainesville as the university's primary
STDs as well as access to services in a number of campus location
campus location
Florida counties. She has also studied adolescent
males and females feelings and perceptions toward Raise the prominence of our graduate programs
STDs in a low-income, inner city area of Jacksonville. Grow professional education to respond to
Dr. Simpson is a previous Fulbright scholarship recipi- statewide needs
ent, which allowed her to teach and conduct research
Maintain UF's standing as a research power-
in the Department of Advanced Nursing Education at
the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Elevate the arts
IT infrastructure, from pg. 1 Remember our roots
through central services by central university fund- r UF
Finalize a long-term strategic plan for UF's
ing. Specialized needs and services will always exist h
health-care system
and be handled by individual units based on their
needs or through central services on a per cost basis. This vision and the draft of the Strategic Plan that
Bernie distributed during the retreat were very well
This draft plan is a conceptual plan. Discussions,
Tis dra pln is a conceptual plan. D ion, received and a strong endorsement by the trustees to
focus groups, implementation teams and governing .
focus groups, implementation teams and governing evolve the plan to its final form after the faculty has
structures are flexible and will be developed through had a chance to discuss.
the cooperation of all affected groups. Detailed
implementation plans will be produced through this As the chairman of the Board of Trustees, I can't
cooperative and inclusive process. Please take an emphasize enough how vital you, the faculty, are to
active part in these activities to ensure our information the university and to its effort to become a top 10
technology services are transformed into a world class public university. The Board of Trustees and the
support function that helps us meet our strategic goals. administration have worked well with Faculty Senate
t is a P r i t D o C Chair Kim Tanzer, and we look forward to an equally
Marc Hoit is a Professor in the Department of Civil h i Car c D ri
and Costal Engineering healthy relationship with Chair-elect Danaya Wright.
and Costal Engineering
As always, we welcome your input. If you have
ideas or suggestions related to UF's climb to top-10
status, please e-mail them to me at
Manny Fernandez is Chairman of the Gartner Group
in Ft. Myers.


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College in Focus: College of Pharmacy

College at a Glance Significant National Rankings
The following information is provided to increase our Pharmacy PharmD Graduate
mutual understanding of each other's disciplines at the Overall 11; AAU 7 (both ties)
University of Florida. It is not intended to reflect the Fellows in major societies or equivalent honors
intellectual and organizational diversity each college Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy:
lends to the University. Mr. David Angaran, Dr. Reginald Frye, Dr. John Gums,
Total number of faculty (Fall 2003) Dr. Les Hendeles, Dr. Julie Johnson, Dr. Larry Lopez
Full-time: 55 Fellow, American College of Clinical
Part-Time: 2 Pharmacology: Dr. Nicholas Bodor, Dr. Hartmut
Number of faculty in tenure or tenure earning Derendorf, Dr. Guenther Hochhaus
positions (Fall 2004) Fellow, Academy of Pharmacy Practice and
Tenure: 29 Management of the American Pharmacists Association:
Tenure track: 8 Mr. Paul Doering
Number of degrees granted (2003-2004) Fellow, Academy of Pharmaceutical Research
Bachelor: 0 and Science of the American Pharmacists Association:
Master: 0 Dr. Nicholas Bodor, Dr. Earlene Lipowski, Dr. L.
Doctorate: 12 Douglas Ried
Professional: 272 Fellow, American Association of
Student credit hours generated annually (2003- Pharmaceutical Scientists: Dr. Nicholas Bodor, Dr.
2004) Hartmut Derendorf, Dr, Guenther Hochhaus
Lower: 0 Fellow, American Association for the
Upper: 0 Advancement of Science: Dr. Nicholas Bodor
Grad I: 27,227 Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences:
Grad II: 1,666 Dr. Nicholas Bodor
Total student credit hours fundablee units) College Narrative
STotal SCH majors: 4,699 By: William Millard, Executive Associate Dean
*Total SCH non majors: 54
Enrollment (Fall 2004) In 2005, US. News and World Report
Undergraduate: 357 ranked the University of Florida Col-
Graduate: 155 lege of Pharmacy among the top 11
Professional: 1,530 pharmacy schools in the United States.
NonDegree: 87 The past year has been a year of new
PostBacc: 40 developments for education and
Student/Teacher ratio research in which the college has
Upper: 8 William Millard nearly doubled its contracts, grant
Graduate: 3.97 dollars, state funding and enrollments.
Professional: 25.5 In spring 2005, the college celebrated the 45,500
Funded research expenditures square-foot, seven-story renovation of the state-of-the-
Sponsored Research: $6,909,181 art research facilities on the ground floor of the UF
UF Research Foundation: $ 749,942 Health Science Center. The funding for the five-year
Returned Overhead: $ 988,747 phased, $14.4 million renovation came from $8
College development during the last year million privately raised funds, state funds, and a
Gifts: $ 2,800,427 $900,000 NIH construction grant. The research space
Pledges: $ 344,383 joins the new pharmacy space in the Health Profes

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sions, Nursing, Pharmacy Complex that provides an dicinal chemistry to pharmacokinetic and pharma-
additional 23,000 net square feet of office and teach- codynamic programs, drug stability and formulation
ing/laboratory space. The College of Pharmacy is a development, drug metabolism and toxicity. Center for
leader in innovative distance education programs. The Food-Drug Interaction Research and Education the
Pharmacy Class of 2006, for the first time, will gradu- newest center, established in 2003 in collaboration
ate Pharm.D. students from four campuses across with Tufts University School of Medicine. The center's
Florida: Gainesville, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and mission is to improve patient outcomes by maximizing
Orlando. A master's program in forensic science efficacy and minimizing toxicity of drug therapy
disciplines, was launched in 2000 with 100 enroll- through research evaluating food-drug interactions, as
ments in the first year. This year the program has well as educational activities directed to health-care
grown to more than 1,000 worldwide enrollments. professionals.
The Working Professional Pharm.D. program enables The College of Pharmacy has 52 faculty across five
nearly 700 working pharmacists with bachelor's de- departments. Department chairs and key areas of
grees living across the United States, Europe, South pharmacy research are highlighted:
Korea and Brazil to earn a doctor of pharmacy from
UE Raymond Bergeron, Ph.D.,
The departments of pharmaceutics and pharmacy Duckworth Eminent Scholar and a
practice collaborated to develop a Clinical Pharma- graduate research professor of
ceutical Scientist Ph.D. Program. The program was pharmacy holds 92 patents and has
created because of the need for clinically trained drugs in clinical trials that treat liver
scientists with sufficient research training to conduct cancer and a genetic blood disorder.
bench-to-bedside research. Designed to prepare Other research interests are ridding the
students for independent research careers in brain of excessive iron as associated
academia, industry or government, the new program with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and compounds
began admitting graduate students fall 2005. that bind plutonium and uranium, for hope of
William Millard is a Professor in the Department of treatment in terrorist event.
Pharmacodynamics. Hartmut Derendorf, Ph.D.,
Laudamus department Chair, Pharmaceutics and
Funded centers within the College of Pharmacy are distinguished professor, is working on
dedicated to specific areas of pharmacy research: a method that combines laboratory
analyses and mathematical models to
Center for Pharmacogenomics established to streamline the drug development
improve patient outcomes by maximizing efficacy and process that may prove beneficial in
minimizing toxicity of drug therapy through research, shortening lengthy, expensive trial-and-
teaching and service focused on genetically-guided error approaches. He also established the Center for
drug therapy decision-makidrug rug discovery and Food-Drug Interaction and Education in partnership
drug development. with Tufts University School of Medicine.
Center for Research in Pharmaceutical Care estab-
lished to advance appropriate, safe, effective, and
accessible use of medicines. It encourages interdisci-
plinary research, service and scientifically based
education regarding drug therapy.
Center for Drug Discovery established to promote
a strong multidisciplinary approach to pharmaceutical
research and graduate studies, embracing a variety of
activities from computer-aided drug design and me


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Abraham Hartzema, Pharm.D., Margaret James, Ph.D., department
professor and eminent scholar works to chair, Medicinal Chemistry studies the
improve medication safety in small rural processes by which enzymes in the
hospitals. Dr. Hartzema's research liver and other organs convert drugs or
interests are health outcomes research environmental pollutants to
with an emphasis on metabolites, and factors that affect
pharmacoepidemiology, risk these processes. Metabolites can be
management, economics, program toxic or produce unwanted side effects.
evaluation, and health services research. He has Understanding drug metabolism is critical to the
served as principal and co-investigator on major development of effective, safe, non-toxic drugs and in
grants from the National Institutes of Health, predicting the toxicity of environmental chemicals.
government entities, foundations and the
pharmaceutical industry Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D.,
Carrie Haskell-Luevano, Ph.D., department chair, Pharmacy Practice
associate professor, studies the and the V. Ravi Chandran Professor in
molecular interactions of proteins with Pharmaceutical Sciences is a
the hope of designing new drugs for recognized expert in
preventing or better treating obesity. pharmacogenetics. Her work centers
on cardiovascular drugs, with emphasis
She works to characterize mutations of on cardiovascular drugs, with emphasis
a spec pr n i d in in hypertension. Johnson's research in
a specific protein identified in
morbidly obese humans with the hope pharmacogenomics concentrates on identifying the
morbidly obese humans with the hope
t a dg to tt te h role of genetics on variable response to drugs, with
that a "tailored" drug to treat these human
polymorphisms. the hope of achieving the best therapeutic outcome
for an individual, based on their genetic make-up.
Leslie Hendeles, Pharm.D., professor Maureen Keller-Wood, Ph.D.,
of pharmacy and pediatrics in the department chair, Pharmacodynamics,
Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, researches the physiology of fetal
has researched the clinical development and pregnancy, which
pharmacology of asthma drugs for includes the effects of stress and
more than 30 years. His main clinical 6 hormones during pregnancy. Her
interest is improving the outcome of research goals are to improve
asthma therapy in young children. treatment of newborns with
Hendeles has served as a consultant to the FDA's corticosteroids, gain a better understanding of
pulmonary division and a member of the coordinating corticosteroid action in late pregnancy and the effects
committee of the NIH national asthma program. on fetus/newborn especially in terms of fetal growth
and lung maturation.
Gunther Hochhaus, Ph.D., associate
professor of pharmaceutics, is
interested in the fate of asthma drugs
in the body (pharmacokinetics) and
the effects that they induce
(pharmacodynamics). Using
mathematical models, he uses these
properties to design asthma medication
for inhalation with improved efficacy and safety and
to answer questions such as, when the medication
should be taken to reduce side effects.

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Richard Segal, Ph.D., is department
chair, Pharmacy Health Care
Administration. His research interests
include disease management,
outcomes research,
pharmacoeconomics, quality
improvement, particularly in the areas
of drug prescribing, pharmaceutical
care, drug use evaluation, and total quality
management. Segal has authored a number of
manuscripts in the areas of the socio-behavioral
aspects of drug therapy and the psychology of the
medications use process.

Sihong Song, Ph.D., assistant
professor, conducts research focused
on gene therapy for diabetes, and
autoimmune and genetic diseases. His
goal is to develop a gene therapy
approach to correct the mutation of
alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT) gene for the
treatment of both lung and liver
diseases associated with AAT gene deficiency.


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Faculty Senate News: 2.23.06 *Meeting Outcomes
Reports: Information Items:
Chair's Report
Chair's Report Mike Conlon, Director of Data Infrastructure updated
Professor Tanzer presented an apology printed in the Senate on PeopleSoft.
the Alligator on Feb. 14, 2006. She also reviewed the Jill Varnes, Dean Health and Human Performance
textbook resolution that Student Government passed updated the Senate on the purpose, goals and areas
as well as a resolution that Student Government of responsibility of the Faculty Athletics
passed opposing the proposed International student Representative.
funding cuts in the state legislature. A faculty group Gene Zdziarski, Dean of Students updated the Senate
has expressed interest in looking at the issue to deter- on the Student Honor Court, Honor Code and Student
mine if it is appropriate for the Faculty Senate to pass Conduct Committee.
a similar resolution. Professor Tanzer also presented Danaya Wright, Constitution Committee member,
the General Counsel's answer to a presented tenure presented the constitution committee's report on the
and promotion question. Professor Tanzer reported proposed regulation changes.
that at the end of March a panel discussion for gradu- Les Thiele, Sustainability Committee Chair, updated
ate students will be held in the Reitz Union. The topic the Senate on the sustainability committee progress
for this discussion is "Renaissance Faculty." Graduate and the new Office of Sustainability.
students will nominate outstanding graduate profes- Kim Tanzer, Faculty Senate Chair, reviewed the cost
sors who are not only excellent faculty members but of electronic voting and reviewed some pros and cons
are also involvements in activities outside of of the system.
academia. The purpose of this event is to encourage Action Items:
graduate students to maintain a balanced life while Rk Yt p t f
Rick Yost presented the following proposed
excelling as scholars. Professor Tanzer updated the c s t t Reserc n Solrip Poli con-
senate on the BOT retreat. The BOT looked at issues c. r
related to the future of the University. Manny
Fernandez, BOT chair, will report to the Senate in Name change to Senate Council on Research
March. and Scholarship Policy
President's Report Motion was passed unanimously
Dr. Machen asked the Senate to designate councils Graduate Council to a Joint committee
to look at the strategic work plan. Dr. Machen stressed
Motion was passed with one opposing vote
that the document is not finalized and encouraged
faculty to submit input and advice. Several issues Research Policy Council structure changes
were discussed at the BOT retreat and the BOT sup- Motion was passed with one opposing vote
ported the following issues: a continued effort to
enhance undergraduate education while not continu-
ing to expand; the primary campus location for UF is Compensation Committee clarification from the
in Gainesville, graduate education will continue to Committee on Committees
assume a prominent role in the university; profes- Marylou Behnke and Michelle Foss, Committee
sional education will be responsive to statewide needs on Committees co-chairs
by expanding through distance learning and existing This action item was moved to an information item.
programs. Dr. Machen also stressed the importance of r n n r ii ior
Dr. Behnke and Ms. Foss requested additional infor-
developing a safe and sustainable community rela-
mation from the Senate regarding the compensation
tionship between the University and the City. committee.
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Faculty Senate News:

Senate Agenda
March 23, 2006 3:00 -5:00 P.M.
Reitz Union Auditorium

Approval of February 23, 2006 minutes......................... ...... .................. Kim Tanzer, Chair
C hair's Rep ort................................................................ ......................................K im Tanzer, C hair
Provost's Report.......................................................................................Janie Fouke, Provost
Information Items:
Board of Trustees.................................................................................. Manny Fernandez, BOT chair
University Relations Update....................Joe Hice, Associate VP of Marketing and Public Relations
Curriculum Committee.................................Sheila Dickison, Chair University Curriculum Committee
School of Health Professions
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
College of Business sunset concentrations Sheila Dickison, Chair University Curriculum Committee
Master of Arts, major-Business Administration concentration-Decision and Information Sciences
Master of Science, major-B.A., concentration DIS
Master of Art, major-B.A., concentration International Business
Master of Arts, major-B.A., concentration Management
Master of Science, major-B.A., concentration Management
Master of Art, major B.A., concentration Finance
Master of Science, major B.A. concentration Finance
Master of Science, major B.A., concentration Real Estate and Urban Analysis
*Constitution Committee Report....................................Chris Snodgrass, Constitution Committee Chair
Article V Section 3
Article V Section 5
Article V Section 7
Article VI Section 5
Bylaw 20
*Academic Learning Compacts ..........................Joe Glover, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
*Shared Governance Task Force report................Tony Brennan and Jean Larson, Task Force Chairs
Action Items:
Honorary Degrees Canidate......................................Barry Ache, Chair Honorary Degrees Committee
Electronic Voting........................................................................................................ Kim Tanzer, Chair
International Student Funding resolution
Lynn Frazier, Executive Associate Director of the International Center
Committee on Committees resolutions for the Compensation committee
Mary Lou Behnke and Michelle Foss, Committee on Committees co-chairs
Open Discussion from Floor of Senate:
Three minute limit per speaker, floor will be open to Senators first


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