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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

Vitamin D deficiency tied to increased COVID-19 risk, unique UF data study finds

Patients with a vitamin D deficiency were four times more likely to be COVID-19 positive than those with a sufficient amount of the crucial vitamin, a University of Florida research…

UF Health researcher answers top questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines

The leading COVID-19 vaccines aren’t anything like the polio vaccination your grandparents received — or even the flu shot you got this fall. A look under the hood unveils a…

Moderna vaccinations begin for health care employees at UF Health in Gainesville

University of Florida Health faculty and staff today began receiving a vaccine developed by Moderna, the second of two authorized vaccines upon which rest the hopes of ending a relentless…

UF Health’s chief epidemiologist answers common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

For more information, visit UF Health’s website on COVID-19: https://coronavirus.ufhealth.org/vaccinations/ As the new COVID-19 vaccines are being put to use throughout the country, some people may have questions related to…

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