Press Release

July 11, 2023

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Adopts Paige’s AI for Enhanced Cancer Diagnosis

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paige, a global leader in end-to-end digital pathology solutions and clinical artificial intelligence (AI) applications for diagnosing cancer, and University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville today announced the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s decision to adopt Paige’s full portfolio of AI offerings for their lab, including the Paige Prostate Suite and Paige Breast Suite. Powered by the Paige Platform, which offers advanced whole-slide image viewing, seamless integration of Paige and third-party AI, and deep collaboration with industry-leading scanner and LIS vendors, these AI applications support pathologists in the difficult decisions they make every day, offering them greater clinical confidence and supporting them in delivering precision cancer diagnosis.

Paige’s clinic–ready AI applications will be introduced to pathologists for use as a diagnostic adjunct, helping them to manage growing demand for their services by offering greater diagnostic efficiency and accuracy across prostate and breast cancer cases. Rigorously tested and designed to work in a clinical setting, Paige’s AI empowers pathologists through every step in the diagnostic process and offers an added layer of confidence even in the most challenging cases.

“The choice to adopt AI was made, first and foremost, with our patients in mind,” said Dr. Shahla Masood, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “We are committed to providing our patients with the best possible outcomes, and to improving the diagnostic experience for our pathologists. Using an AI-powered application saves our pathologists from the tedious and repetitive tasks involved in diagnosis, improves their diagnostic confidence and gives them the ability to focus their attention on the cases that need their expertise the most.”

The Paige Platform is the most robust and easily integrated solution on the market, making Paige the right partner to take the lab digital and continue to support them as the needs of their patients evolve over time.

“The University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville is not only a prime example of excellent patient care, but a lab that is eager to push the entire field of pathology forward as pioneers in digital pathology,” said Dr. David Klimstra, Chief Medical Director of Paige. “We are excited to see the groundbreaking work they will accomplish with the assistance of the Paige Platform and are honored to provide the tools for their digital transformation.”

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About University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Founded in 1988, the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville campus is home to more than 1,500 UF faculty, residents, fellows, staff and administrators. The center is co-located with UF Health Jacksonville on a campus that encompasses more than 10 city blocks. The colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy all have a major presence on the Jacksonville campus.

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville offers more than 48 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Between 50 and 70 percent of the trainees remain in Florida post-graduation. Overall, UF graduation medication education (GME) programs support 430 medical residents and fellows at UF Health Jacksonville.

As such, the size and scope of GME on the Jacksonville campus ranks third in Florida, behind only UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Additionally, third- and fourth-year UF medical students complete rotations in Jacksonville, staying for two weeks to two months at a time during the academic year.

Also, there are more than 180 UF College of Pharmacy students on campus and nearly 60 UF College of Nursing students, with that number to reach 80 in 2024. These colleges provide a ready pool of health professionals for the region. Aside from the UF Health campus in Gainesville, there is no other organization in the state that provides this level of health professional education in terms of size and scope.

The campus is home to the UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research, a state-of-the-art training center spread over two floors of the UF Health Jacksonville Pavilion and one of the largest simulation centers in the nation. It also houses Borland Library, one of the three University of Florida health science center libraries.

The Health Science Center includes a 16,000-square-foot research laboratory building, with space dedicated to translational research, which is focused on bringing discoveries to patients as rapidly as possible. The Jacksonville campus also houses a clinical research unit to perform specialized inpatient studies and has designated resources for extensive outpatient studies.