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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

ranked public university on the 2024 Wall Street Journal’s Best U.S. Colleges

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EARNED

$169 million

in National Institutes of Health FY23 funding (Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research)

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OBTAINED

$407 million+

in total research funding

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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

The UF College of Medicine achieved a new record for NIH funding in 2023, raking in more than $169 million in awards. The college now ranks 21st among public universities, and 41st among all universities.

Ten UF Medicine programs rank in the top 20 among public institutions for NIH funding.

Leading a revolution in drug development by targeting RNA

Researchers at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology have invented a search-and-destroy system for multiple incurable diseases. To date, they have discovered more than 200 unique RNA-targeting compounds involved in progression of ALS, dementia, types of muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, advanced cancers, COVID-19, and several rare diseases. 

Matthew Disney consults with graduate student Jessica Bush about an upcoming paper on treating ALS with RNA-targeting medicines. Next to them is postdoctoral researcher Haruo Aikawa, a co-author on the paper.

Nationally recognized for liver, lung transplant quality and outcomes

With an estimated patient survival probability exceeding 99%, surpassing the national average of 95%, the liver transplant program has showcased exceptional outcomes. Additionally, the lung transplant program is ranked sixth in patient survival at the one-year post transplant mark, fifth in survival while on the waitlist for lung transplantation, and No. 1 at the three-year survival mark among 74 lung transplant programs in the nation.

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Helping top athletes achieve peak performance

As the nation’s most elite athletes gear up to put their skills to the ultimate test on the global stage this summer in Paris and in winter 2026 in Italy, UF Health physicians in Gainesville and beyond are applying their gold-standard expertise to these contenders, tackling their toughest health care challenges, basic medical needs, and everything in between.

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Driving breakthroughs in biomedical discovery

A one-of-a-kind collection of unexplored microbes at the Natural Products Discovery Center at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology reveals a treasure trove of biodiversity and holds untold promise for treating disease, providing a glimpse into the future of drug discovery.

Ben Shen inspects shakers, incubators where small quantities of microbes are added to nutritional media, so there is enough to study in depth.

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.

Azra Bihorac and a team of clinicians stand and talk to each other in a hospital room.

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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