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

Patients with severe COVID-19 twice as likely to require future hospitalizations for other illnesses

People who have recovered from a bout of severe COVID-19 may still have reason for concern about their health. A new University of Florida study has found that patients who…

UF Health researcher says vaccination key to protecting against the coronavirus delta variant

The coronavirus continues to mutate and evolve, and the latest in a parade of variants is causing particular worry among infectious disease specialists. The delta variant fueled a devastating surge…

Experts outline global operational and research path to address emerging COVID-19 viral variants

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be administered around the world, a coordinated global response to viral variants that may threaten the protection provided by vaccines is critical, writes a group…

Mental confusion, disorientation may be early warning sign of severe COVID-19

A new University of Florida study finds that patients with COVID-19 who displayed symptoms of disorientation and confusion were three times more likely to go on to develop severe COVID-19…

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