COVID-19 research at UF Health WE ARE at the forefront of research into infectious diseases.

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.


COVID-19 Innovations & Inventions


COVID-19 lung transplants

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 SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Surgical director Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., (left) and medical director Andres Pelaez, M.D., (right) congratulate a lung transplant patient (center) on his discharge. The research study emphasized the importance of multidisciplinary teams throughout the critical decision-making process.

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Oxygen crimping

The University of Florida Health’s Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies, or CSSALT, conceived a novel way to prolong the life of oxygen cylinders by reducing oxygen waste.

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Clinical Research and Trials


PreventCOVIDU is a study across the U.S. to learn whether the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine stops the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We know the vaccines prevent hospitalization and death, but we are still understanding if they stop the spread. By signing up, you can help answer some of the biggest questions for getting back to life. The study is enrolling 1,000 people ages 18-30.
If you would like to learn more or volunteer for this study, please contact the study team at or call (352) 273-9890. You can also learn more at

Clinical Research and Trials

HERO Registry

The HERO Registry collects information from essential workers in health care to better understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on you, your colleagues, family, and friends. The HERO Registry is open to all clinical and non-clinical personnel who work in health care across North Florida.

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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