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Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.

Graduate-student: Jacob Atem

College of Public Health and Health Professions
Graduate Student

Jacob Atem was one of thousands of orphan boys escaping civil strife in Sudan during the 1990s. They were known as “The Lost Boys.” Today, he is president of the Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization, which he co-founded in 2008 to foster the improvement of health care and education in his native country. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, Atem is committed to maintaining the health care clinic in his home village of Maar and continues to serve as an inspiration to everyone he meets.

Director: Scott Alan Teitelbaum

College of Medicine
Director of the UF Health Florida Recovery Center

Dr. Teitelbaum’s success in addiction treatment has set a standard of quality care at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. In 2016, he was awarded the Pottash Professorship, which supports a professor in the department of psychiatry who is a nationally recognized leader in addiction medicine with a strong clinical focus who shares and pursues research related to addiction treatment and intervention.

Faculty: Julie Meyer

Research Assistant Professor

Julie Meyer's research focuses on the role of microbial interactions in the health and stability of coral reefs and is performed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Marine Station. She is researching how shifts in coral microbiota are associated with Black Band Disease, which kills healthy tissue in many different species of reef-building corals. In 2015, Meyer was one of five women in the country awarded L’Oreal USA's $60,000 Fellowship for Women in Science.


We are not content to rest. We aspire to solve grand challenges, and in doing so, to propel UF to the very top tier of public universities.
Our Go Greater campaign is an investment not only in the future of our state, nation and world,
but also in YOU.

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