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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.

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EPI Creates High Throughput COVID-19 Testing Lab

In just 10 days a group of researchers, students and lab technicians across campus pulled together to assemble a high capacity COVID-19 testing lab in the Emerging Pathogens Institute

EPI Director J. Glenn Morris, M.D., meets with safety personnel from the Florida National Guard unit listed above, while setting up the institute's new high capacity COVID-19 testing lab.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA NEWS

Developing a next-generation coronavirus test for home use

Piyush Jain was headed home from another late night in his University of Florida lab when he got the word from his grad student — the rapid test they had been trying to develop for the novel coronavirus worked.

Professor Piyush Jain Portrait

UF HEALTH COVID-19 RESEARCH AND NEWS

Keeping families informed about the COVID-19 vaccines available for children

Families are beginning to ask more questions about when COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to children younger than 16, and how safe and effective they will be when available. In…

More than 5,000 flock to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on first day of major COVID-19 vaccination drive

An audacious push to vaccinate 20,000 people in Alachua County a week for six weeks got off to a roaring start Monday when more than 5,200 University of Florida students…

International research outlines early outcomes on lung transplantation for severe COVID-19

The UF Health lung transplant team has collaborated with researchers around the world to identify preliminary guidelines for successful transplantation in patients whose lungs have been permanently damaged by the…

UF Health researcher plans for next big step in medicine — human digital twins

To learn how we might fight the next viral pandemic, consider an engine on a commercial jet. An engineer can recreate that engine and its every component on a computer.…

uf health experts in the news

Dr. Cindy Prins in CNBC

Dr. Cindy Prins summarizes reasons why Florida COVID cases are dropping.

Dr. Cindy Prins

Dr. Natalie Dean in The Washington Post

Dr. Natalie Dean pens an editorial for The Washington Post explaining the dangers of celebrating June’s low coronavirus death rates.

Dr. Natalie Dean

Dr. Cindy Prins in NBC News

Dr. Cindy Prins discusses new WHO guidelines on coronavirus’ airborne transmission.

Dr. Cindy Prins

UF EXPLORE Magazine

UF researchers respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read about the latest University of Florida research related to coronavirus.

Computer model of a virus