Virtual Resources

Department Grand Rounds

Participate virtually in weekly presentations.

A woman stands at the front of a lecture hall to deliver a presentation.

Gator Grub

Check out healthy recipes submitted by alumni. Want to share a recipe? Email

submitted by Brian Taschner, MD ’98

Vietnamese “Meat”balls

Dr. Brian Taschner is a cardiologist in Fort Myers, Florida, and an avid athlete who completed the Spartan Beast obstacle course and race. Founder of Vibrant Beat, an educational platform that promotes healthy lifestyle habits, he hosts lecture at venues throughout the community to promote the benefits of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular disease.

Vietnamese “Meat” Balls

submitted by kavita rajasekhar, md ’09

Kitchari Recipe

Dr. Kavita Rajasekhar is a public health physician in NYC, serving as Associate Medical Director for a worker health protection program. She recently completed culinary school training at the Natural Gourmet Institute, a health-supportive, plant-based program, with an internship at Purple Kale Kitchenworks. Kavita enjoys learning and practicing knowledge on the healing properties of food and other lifestyle measures, especially yoga.


Gator Arts & Medicine

View art submissions from alumni. Want to share your work of art? Email

Submitted by Avan Armaghani, MD ’12

“Window to the Soul”

Dr. Avan Armaghani, an oncologist in Tampa, Florida, who enjoys dabbling in photography, captured this image in February at the Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm in Alachua.

A close-up photo of a dark brown horse's face

submitted by Sonja Rasmussen, MD ’90

Santa Fe Lake

Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s departments of pediatrics and epidemiology, shares her passion for emphasizing the beauty in Gainesville and North Florida. The picture was taken during a boat ride on Santa Fe Lake.

santa fe lake

Gator family fun

Check out these Gator-themed resources for the whole family.


How to draw an alligator

Watch this step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Florida’s mascot: the alligator.


Printable coloring pages

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


Why is the sky blue? experiment

Learn how the sky gets its orange and blue hues with this step-by-step science experiment.


Orange buoyancy experiment

An appropriate activity for children ages 3 to 8, this experiment uses an orange to demonstrate why things sink and float.