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December 20-26, Volume 7, Issue 50


Congratulations to Dr. Abhishek Lunagariya on being selected to participate in the American Academy of Neurology’s “Neurology on the Hill” program taking place in Washington, DC, February 29 – March 1, 2016.  We are proud that Dr. Lunagariya will represent UF while meeting with our legislators to discuss health care improvement in the US!

The Neuromedicine 2015 progress report can be found here!

Charitable gifts tax rules for 2015
With the year-end upon us, it is important to note the tax rules governing the timing of charitable gifts for calendar year 2015. Gifts qualifying as calendar year 2015 gifts under IRS rules must be delivered to the Gift Processing Department for processing by 12:00 NOON on January 8, 2016. All gifts delivered must be accompanied by an Asset Transmittal (UFF-B). All correspondence from the donor, including the envelope, must be included. To be eligible for a deduction in the calendar year 2015, we must RECEIVE, as determined by tax law, the gift on or before December 31, 2015. For cash and checks, the IRS Mailbox Rule will apply, meaning the gift date will be the postmark date on the envelope. Please note saving the envelope, beginning now, is most important as it documents the gift date in most cases. Please review the2015 Year-end Memo to ensure gifts are handled accordingly. Please contact Susan Goffman at with questions.
J.A. Lopez, MBA MST
Assistant Controller, Finance and Accounting
352-392-5958 (o) ǀ
UF Foundation, Inc.
100 N.W. 20th Street, Gainesville, FL 32603
Issues with W-4 and Direct Deposit Changes
We have been experiencing delays in the payroll processing on payroll closing days, due to changes made to W-4 information and direct deposit information in My Self Service.
Any update in setup information while we are closing payroll can result in the requirement for additional processes to be run to “record” these changes in order for the paycheck to be processed.  There is also a risk that changes of this type may cause errors or delays in the processing of payroll for all of UF.
These changes may be made by employees on any other days, except the days that we close payroll.
Roberta(Robbie) Elkins, CPA
Accounting III
Payroll and Tax Services
University of Florida
Grant deadlines
We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about 3 valuable resources for unit administrators to help their new faculty when they arrive on campus:
1.)  University of Florida Office of Research: Compliance Form for an Investigator Transferring to UF
2.)  College of Medicine Research Administration and Compliance: Principal Investigator Transferring In – Tips and Guidance
3.)  Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Research Project Navigator, Tiffany Danielle Pineda, can advise research teams on available resources and help them navigate research-related processes. She serves as a central resource through which researcher inquiries and requests for assistance are managed and supported; information is available through personalized consultation and the CTSI portal. Please contact her for assistance at
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Jason Cline, B.A. | Senior Grants Specialist

Conference Schedule

Dec. 21
Dec. 22
Dec. 23
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Dec. 26
No Conference – Holiday Break
No Grand Rounds – Holiday Break
No Conference – Holiday Break
No Conference – Holiday Break