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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.


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 surgeons perform historic double-lung transplant on COVID-19 survivor

A man who battled back from COVID-19 only to face a life-threatening crisis when his lungs began to fail has become the first person in the Southeast to receive a…

For UF researchers, pausing and resuming work has brought major challenges, sparked innovation

Media contact: Ken Garcia at or 352-273-9799 David P. Norton, Ph.D., has spent nearly a decade building a collaborative, leading-edge research environment at the University of Florida. But as the number…

UF Health pediatrician gives guidance on new inflammatory syndrome in children

There is now another reason to pay even closer attention to a child’s fever. A temperature spike may be an indication of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. The…

UF Health awarded $1 million grant to provide pediatric telehealth services to underserved patients

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant to expand telemedicine services and equipment among underserved and vulnerable populations.…

uf health experts in the news

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

Dr. Natalie Dean on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show

Dr. Natalie Dean, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida, talks about the worrying trend of COVID-19 cases in places other…

Dr. Natalie Dean


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