Richard A. Davidson, MD, MPH retires after nearly 30 years of service to the UF College of Medicine, its department of internal medicine and the Health Science Center, on November 1, 2013 from his position as associate vice president for interprofessional education.

A few pictures from the Retirement event held in honor of Dr. Richard A. Davidson.

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Together with a consortium of four other southeastern universities, the University of Florida received a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to develop an online training program in multispecialty teamwork for future health care professionals. –

Collaborative seminars (Medicine and Pharmacy Student Organizations). To discuss this issue from both the role of the pharmacist and the physician, the UF chapters of the American Medical Association and the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists held a first-of-its kind meeting for students of both disciplines April 18. The seminar featured a discussion about prescription drug abuse, led by Nancy Hardt, MD, from the College of Medicine, and Paul Doering, MS, from the College of Pharmacy. Perhaps most importantly, it was the first time the two student professional organizations collaborated to create an event for both pharmacy and medical students. About 120 students attended the event. More interprofessional events are planned.

Dr. Erik Black presented an abstract entitled “An Evaluation of Collaborative Interdisciplinary Health-Related Community Projects” at the Collaborating Across Borders III conference in Tucson, Arizona on November 20th, 2011. The study was an analysis of the student projects developed in the Interdisciplinary Family Health Course.

Dr. Richard Davidson, with colleagues from the University of Washington and the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, published an article entitled “Interprofessional collaboration: three best practice models of interprofessional education” in the April 8th , 2011 issue of Medical Education Online (

Dr. Richard Davidson named associate vice president for health affairs – interprofessional education.

Archived News

Keeping Families Health while teaching students valuable skills – Summer, 2003 – UF Florida Physician Magazine – Lisa Sheaffer

UF’s Keeping Families Health program lets health-care students learn people skills while solving problems – Nordlie, May 2003

University of Florida to expand community health service and education program – September 21 2001 – Paula Rausch

UF research receives grant to expand primary care opportunities for medical students – August 30 1994 – Quenta P. Vettel