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.

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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

UF Health enrolls first patient in clinical trial aimed at creating new treatment for COVID-19

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a clinical trial for the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ monoclonal antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19, a therapy that might neutralize the coronavirus…

UF Health study shows flu vaccination might confer protection against severe COVID-19

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/-4xtyu-0KCw A flu vaccination might do more than protect against influenza. It might also shield some people from a severe case of COVID-19 — even though the infection…

UF emergency medicine researchers taking part in five COVID-19 studies

Innovative coronavirus research underway at UF Health Jacksonville Emergency medicine physicians at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville are working to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic…

A team of UF Health ‘champions’ ease fears for elderly COVID-19 patients at risk of delirium

Digital version: https://bit.ly/36s6S3d  Media kit, with additional photos and patient interview video available here: https://bit.ly/3ndei0c    It was the last place in the world Patricia Fountain wanted to be: a hospital’s…

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