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University of Florida Health selected to join U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Medical Network providing care to Team USA athletes

UF Health becomes the eighth member of the medical network, and the first in the southeastern U.S., where many Team USA athletes live and train.

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University oF florida College of Medicine by the numbers

RANKED

No. 1

in research among medical schools in Florida (2024 U.S. News & World Report)

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EARNED

$154 million

in National Institutes of Health FY22 funding (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research)

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OBTAINED

$242 million+

in total extramural research funding for 2021–2022

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RECEIVED

$180 million

in research awards that use OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network to conduct research applying real-world data to address the most pressing health problems in Florida (2015–2021)

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AMONG THE

Top 50

of all U.S. medical schools for NIH research dollars awarded to medical schools

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CONTRIBUTED

$1.34 billion

to the Florida economy (July 2022–June 2023)

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Academic and research achievements

Record-breaking NIH funding

NIH funding at the University of Florida College of Medicine increased about 28% between 2021 and 2022, to nearly $155 million, according to rankings published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The college ranked 43rd nationally in funding and received more NIH funding in 2022 than any other public medical school in Florida.

Nine UF Medicine departments rank in the top 20 nationally for NIH funding.

$75 million to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute for Therapeutic Innovation and a Utah-based biotechnology company received $75 million in federal funding to partner over the next nine years on the development of a drug to destroy bacteria that would otherwise evade current antibiotics.

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No. 1 in liver transplant

At 98.97%, the UF Health’s liver transplant program’s success rate outstrips the national survival rate of 91.89%. In 2022, the program was in the top five multiorgan transplant centers for volume for all multi-organs and top three for liver-kidney transplants.

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Artificial Intelligence at UF Medicine

The University of Florida is making artificial intelligence the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative combining world-class infrastructure, leading-edge research and an innovative approach to curriculum. At the College of Medicine, teams harness the power of AI and leverage collaborations with leaders in technology to advance and improve health outcomes and patient care.

Harnessing the power of AI in medicine

Experts at the University of Florida College of Medicine are investing in faculty and infrastructure in artificial intelligence, from machine learning to natural language processing models, to advance research, improve efficiencies and ultimately provide better care.

The University of Florida's partnership with NVIDIA has resulted in a wide investment in AI-centered infrastructure for clinicians and researchers.

$23.5 million for national AI partnership

The University of Florida has been awarded $3.6 million of a $23.5 million multicenter grant for a four-year data-generation project that is unprecedented in its scope, aimed at building an infrastructure for artificial intelligence in critical care and advancing artificial intelligence in ways that improve patients’ ability to recover from life-threatening illnesses.

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Leveraging AI to detect Alzheimer’s

University of Florida researchers have designed an artificial intelligence system that can predict which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to five years before receiving a diagnosis, using real-world clinical data. Many known risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, such as obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol, routinely are recorded in patients’ electronic health records.

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Advancing patient quality and safety

A new Quality & Patient Safety Institute, or QPSi, will lead the nation in driving innovations to improve quality, patient safety, health care efficiency and workforce development by harnessing the University of Florida’s unparalleled computational strength in AI.

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news from the college of Medicine

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ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Florida Physician

Magazine for alumni, faculty and friends of the UF College of Medicine.

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NEWSLETTER

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Biweekly e-newsletter for faculty, staff, learners and trainees of the UF College of Medicine.