The department of orthopeadics and rehabilitation in the University of Florida College of Medicine has a new chairman. Mark T. Scarborough, M.D., is an orthopaedic oncologist and has been a member of UF faculty for 20 years. Scarborough says his vision is for the entire “department to grow and become one of the leading orthopaedic programs in the U.S., both in clinical care and research.” He says this is “a very good department,” and the “goal is to become great.” Scarborough is also being named as the first holder of the William F. Enneking, William E. Anspach, and Orthopaedic Alumni endowed chair. Scarborough was elected to membership in the American Orthopaedic Association and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. He is also a member of several other professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The American Medical Association and the International Society of Limb Salvage.
University of Florida researchers and community members discussed the importance of the HPV vaccine at the "Our Community, Our Health" event at the university this week. Ninety-five percent of the sexually active population will be infected with the virus, which can lead to cancer.