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June 02-08, 2014 Volume 06 Issue 22



See Faculty Matters “New Honors for Faculty” May 2014 – Dr. Nikolaus McFarland recognized as one of the UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors !!
East Visitor Lobby Area Will be Temporarily Closed for further Construction – Please share with colleagues, patients and visitors. TO: UF Health faculty and staff  Re: UF Health Shands Hospital (north campus) first-floor construction updateWHEN: May 31, 6 a.m.-June 2, 6 a.m. WHY:   As part of ongoing renovations for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, new flooring will be installed. DETAILS: A staff member will be stationed outside the front circle entrance by the valet and will help guide patients, visitors and staff members to their destinations. Please use the main atrium and lobby doors as entry and exit points. The east visitor lobby information desk will be relocated closer to the atrium during this time. Guest information services will staff the atrium desk as well. Wayfinding signage will be posted in adjacent hallways and on doors indicating re-routed foot traffic paths to access the Food Court, gift shop and nine-pack elevators in the east lobby. Please alert staff who may be impacted. Please be prepared to assist patients and visitors who need help navigating this area during this time. For questions or concerns, UF Health Shands Hospital Facilities Development can be reached at 352-745-8176.
Diego Rincon-Limas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology has been awarded another NIH R21 Exploratory Research Grant for 2 years. The title of this grant is “Optogenetic modeling of primary and secondary CNS proteinopathies in Drosophila”. Congratulations Dr. Rincon-Limas!!!
Register now for the 2014 UF HEALTH STROKE CONFERENCE Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014 Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center- Register Early Space is Limited – see attached Stroke Flyer and info for  UF Health Stroke Conference 2014 *Please contact Rayven Gentry with questions:  352-733-0064 or
ATTENTION: Important deadline regarding COMPENSATORY LEAVE – Employees must report 2013-2014 compensatory leave use by Thursday June 5.  All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees as well as exempt USPS employees may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through the end of the fiscal year—June 30—but the leave must be entered into the Elapsed Timesheet in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. If the leave is not entered for use by this deadline, it will be cashed out automatically during the pay period ending June 19 for the payday of Friday, June 27.
ATTENTION -2013-2014 Fiscal year end deadlines – Information attached – Please read Fiscal year end deadlines 2013-14
Luke’s Way: Recovery in Motion, in conjunction with Student Physical Therapy Association, is hosting their inaugural Luke’s Way Recovery Run 5K on Saturday May 31, 2014.  All proceeds will go directly towards Luke’s Way: Recovery in Motion’s mission of funding a Locomotor Training program designed specifically for children and young adults with neuromuscular disabilities. The race will begin at the Gale Lemerand Commuter Lot at 8:00 am and will be followed with free food, door prizes and a silent auction. Also, all participants who register will be entered in to win a 7-inch tablet!  To sign up, please visit:  For more information on Luke’s Way: Recovery in Motion, visit
DEPARTMENTAL PHOTO 6/3/2014 –Please mark your calendars and join us in the ARB Courtyard on Tuesday June 3rd, at 10:45am for the annual departmental photo. 

Your next Faculty Meeting will be Tuesday June 24th (All meetings will begin at 5:30pm and will be held in the Neurology Large Conference Room, MBI L3-101. Faculty meetings will be held to an hour and Faculty Retreats will span longer).

Annual Physician Billing Compliance Update Training (on-line) for 2014 is now available.  All UF faculty, staff and residents/fellows, not otherwise exempt, must complete this training annually. DEADLINE/ Due date for completion:   June 30, 2014  See info and directions Annual Physician Billing Compliance Notice 2014
PARK UP” FOR SUMMER SEMESTER, May 12- AUGUST 8 see attached for parking information on campus during summer 2014 Parking Info summer 2014
“Recent THEF” – TO MBI Faculty, Staff and Students  – See attached email from Kelly Sharp and a flyer from last year with some helpful hints which should still apply – Thefts –    protect property full page-2
Phishing Warning – update reminders see attached!! Phishing Warning 5 2014
Important Information on the “Heartbleed Bug” see attached Heartbleed Bug
Your May 2014 InfoGator has arrived with new topics;  UF Award ceremony announcements,  compensatory leave and personal day deadlines, and extra help, understanding and signs on health issues and more, check it out !  Go to:  
Shands/EPIC and UF Downtime notices
UF Health IT Announcement – EPIC Optime system is now live –  For any issues or concerns please contact the EPIC Help Desk at 265-0526, option 1 (from UF Health IT, Support Services sent Fri 5/30/2014 6:34 am)
Roam if you want – see the info on the Eduroam connection now available – Article in the POST

ufvisitor wireless network – see attached for info and set up  – ufvisitor Wi-Fi network service June 2013

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Conference Schedule

Additional important information is being added or updated to your Conference Calendar to included scheduled faculty meetings, retreats and future conferences such as the AAN conference.  A time saver suggestion by Dr. Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi to find a centralized location for an annual calendar for department planning/activity purposes

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Leave Schedule

Mon June 02 Fernandez-Funez Tues June 03 Fernandez-Funez Weds June 04 Fernandez-Funez, Triggs Thurs June 05 Fernandez-Funez, Conde Fri June 06 Fernandez-Funez, Heilman, Finney