October 8, 2021

The 2021 University of Florida College of Medicine Alumni Weekend is now history. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect and remember the relationships you built during your time as medical students through virtual events. This year’s Alumni Weekend program included three lectures, recorded and ready to watch. We look forward to seeing you in Gainesville soon. Go Gators!

Alumni Weekend


Notable Alumnus Lecture

How the Lessons of the Forgotten Plague Can Help Us

Michael Lauzardo, MD ’91, director of UF Health Screen, Test & Protect, deputy director of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and an associate professor in the division of infectious diseases and global medicine, will host this year's Notable Alumnus Lecture via Zoom.

Michael Lauzardo speaks to a crowd outdoors.

Innovations in Research

COVID-19 Advances

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD, assistant vice president for research and associate dean for translational science and clinical research at the UF College of Medicine and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will lead a virtual panel discussion with UF researchers J. Glenn Morris, MD, Ashley Brown, PhD, and Greg Sawyer, PhD. They will share their latest research and clinical applications related to COVID-19.

Duane Mitchell in his office.

research panel

Award-Winning PhD Student Research

Join us for an evening of research presented by the Medical Guild Award-winning students from the UF College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Program. Alumna and COM Alumni Board member Jude Masannat, PhD’17, will welcome these amazing students and moderate a Q & A to follow.


gator spirit

Football tickets

For more information about football tickets, don’t hesitate to contact the UF College of Medicine Alumni Affairs.

Football stadium

gator impact

Reunion giving

By participating in a collective effort, you initiate the legacy of your class and signal the enduring connection you and your classmates have for our great college. Support from our alumni plays a critical role in advancing our mission to educate future medical leaders. Please consider the impact you and your fellow alumni can make on the lives and careers of UF College of Medicine students.

Medical Students walking near The Harrell Medical Education building


UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation virtual tour

See how students at the UF College of Medicine are gaining valuable. hands-on experience through state-of-the-art simulation and experiential learning resources.

Harrell Medical Education Building simulation center with human patient simulator Play Video

Sharing gratitude

Scholarship recipients give thanks

Medical students from the UF College of Medicine share words of gratitude with donors of the Their Future, Your Legacy scholarship campaign.

A grid of colored squares and student faces



Stay tuned to learn who will join the ranks of alumni named to the UF College of Medicine Wall of Fame.

Tailgate Resources

Cheering on the Gators from home? Here are some resources to help with your football festivities.


Printable PDFs for kids

Break out the orange and blue crayons and let your children express their Gator spirit with these printable coloring pages.


Tailgate recipes

Get ready for game day with recipes from 4 Rivers Smokehouse that you can cook up at home on the grill.


Make your own pompom tutorial

Cheer for the Gators with DIY pompoms.


Share your tailgate photos

Show us how you’re celebrating the Gator game by submitting your photos.


Gator traditions

Missing the sounds of the Gator band and the UF cheers? Celebrate from home with this list of traditional Gator football cheers and songs.