UF investigators have launched more than 4,200 clinical research studies over the last four years.
As a leading academic health center, UF Health embraces research as an integral part of its mission to promote health.
Over the past decade, the University of Florida has moved into the top tier of research universities by providing world-class faculty across 16 colleges with the resources they need to produce groundbreaking research and useful new products. UF Health, the university’s academic health center, plays a leading role in UF’s research enterprise, generating 52 percent of total research awards.
Our success is predicated on a multidisciplinary approach. Six distinguished health colleges, nine major research institutes, versatile research facilities (including The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute
for Biomedical Innovation & Technology and the Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona) and statewide education and health delivery systems position us at the forefront of institutions that can advance discoveries along the full continuum of translational science--from laboratories to clinics to public health and policy arenas.
Research support is offered by numerous offices and programs working across and within colleges. Resources include research services, participant recruitment resources, and core laboratories and shared facilities.
Turning discoveries to treatments
The scientists of the Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology work at the interface of chemistry and biology to understand the molecular basis of disease, and then go further, employing advanced tools of drug discovery to craft potential new treatments.
Centers and institutes
Apart from the research activities in the UF Academic Health Center colleges, nine major health-related research centers and institutes are designed to create synergies and collaborative research opportunities.