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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.
University oF florida College of Medicine by the numbers
in research among medical schools in Florida (2024 U.S. News & World Report)
in National Institutes of Health FY22 funding (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research)
in total extramural research funding for 2021–2022
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)
of all U.S. medical schools for NIH research dollars awarded to medical schools
to the Florida economy (July 2022–June 2023)
Academic and research achievements
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.
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.
The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has received prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute and joins the ranks of the country’s most distinguished cancer centers, becoming the 72nd in the United States and the only one in North Central Florida.
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.
A University of Florida Health biochemist and molecular geneticist and his collaborators were awarded a $2.4 million, five-year grant to investigate the genetic underpinnings of Smith-Kingsmore syndrome.
In 2023, four University of Florida College of Medicine faculty from the departments of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine; pediatrics; pharmacology and therapeutics; and neurology received recognition for their contributions as outstanding or rising star researchers in their respective fields.
UF Health rolled out its first mobile stroke treatment unit in July, enabling patients to receive immediate stroke care, even before they can be transported to a treatment center.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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