ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE moving medicine forward

The University of Florida is making artificial intelligence the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative that is combining world-class research infrastructure, leading-edge research and a transformational approach to curriculum. At the College of Medicine, clinician-scientists are developing AI-enabled systems to guide perioperative and acute care decision-making, data scientists are working to solve big data problems to spur data-driven medicine and basic scientists are advancing AI-enhanced methods for analyzing molecular data — all to answer questions that will drive us to improve health outcomes and patient care.

Fueling the future

Transforming medical education

While the College of Medicine’s clinicians and researchers are pioneering the use of AI in the medical field, learners and trainees are taking a deep dive into one of the nation’s first curriculums at the intersection of AI and medical education. The series of interactive online courses leverage animations and videos to teach medical students and clinicians how AI can improve medicine. Distinctive in both content and approach, these courses put UF at the forefront of AI in medical learning. The courses are also eligible for CME credit.

Researcher in a lab looking through a microscope in front of a computer.


QPSi receives landmark state funding

The UF College of Medicine has received $10 million annually in state appropriations to launch an artificial intelligence-enabled Quality & Patient Safety initiative, or QPSi.

Image announcing QPSi launch.


AI for QI Symposium hosted at the AI4Health conference

As the final event of the conference, the AI for Quality Improvement Symposium included a research session and opportunities for QPSi members to present and participate in panels alongside industry leaders.

Graphic that reads AI4Health: Improving health through artificial intelligence. April 22-24, 2024. Disney's Yacht & Beach Club resorts. Orlando, Florida.


Office of AI Application and Innovation

A multidisciplinary team at the College of Medicine Office of AI Application and Innovation is advancing the science and practice of patient safety using AI tools.

AI/QI Program

Through AI Labs for Patient Safety and Rapid AI Prototyping and Development Safety mechanisms, we explore and apply AI solutions to QI challenges.

AI in Medical Education

We are developing a series of AI courses intended for physician learners. Aside from being prepared to address patient questions about AI in health care, these courses will develop a clinical workforce that is “collaboration-ready” to accelerate multidisciplinary teamwork with AI engineers.

AI Governance & Integration

We work with the College of Medicine Office of Research to develop pathways to successfully and sustainably translate AI solutions into clinical workflows that directly impact patient care.



Meet some AI experts at the UF College of Medicine

New recruits are shaping how we think and use artificial intelligence in research, education and patient care.

Jiang Bian

Jiang Bian Ph.D.

Professor And Division Director Of Biomedical Informatics; Chief Data Scientist & Chief Research Information Officer, UF Health
Azra Bihorac

Azra Bihorac M.D., MS FCCM, FASN

Senior Associate Dean For Research Affairs At The University Of Florida College Of Medicine; Professor Of Medicine, Surgery And Anesthesiology; Director, Intelligent Clinical Care Center
Robert Donnell
Department: MD-UROLOGY

Robert Donnell MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Assistant Dean Informatics
Benjamin Shickel

Benjamin Shickel PhD

Assistant Professor
Feifei Xiao

Feifei Xiao

Associate Professor
Jie Xu

Jie Xu Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Join our faculty

There has never been a more exciting time to become a Gator.

New faculty will join a multi-college network of investigators harnessing AI to benefit science and health in exciting new ways. UF Health is strengthening infrastructure and augmenting expertise to expand AI research, applications and training in health care delivery, biomedical discovery, and public and population health.






Artificial intelligence is more than just the next wave of high-tech. It is transforming nearly every sector of the economy. Using AI to analyze massive amounts of data has dramatically affected communications, accounting, finance, transportation, medicine, agriculture and more.

The University of Florida is making artificial intelligence the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative that is combining world-class research infrastructure, cutting-edge research, and a transformational approach to curriculum. Its depth is making the university a leader in AI research and development; its breadth will make sure every UF student develops a basic competency in AI regardless of their field of study.

Health care delivery

AI-enhanced health care decision-making and precision health.

Biomedical discovery

AI-fueled development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

Public and population health

AI-powered modeling and surveillance of health determinants.

project spotlight

AI in medical education

Patrick Tighe, M.D., Francois Modave, Ph.D., and Chris Giordano, M.D., discuss the origin of AI being implemented into the medical education curriculum at UF.

Doctors Modave, Tighe and Giordano. Play Video

campus spotlight

Malachowsky Hall for Data Science and Information Technology

Construction has begun on Malachowsky Hall, a 263,000-square-foot academic building that will serve as a hub that connects students and researchers across disciplines.

Set to open in 2023, Malachowsky Hall will provide collaboration space and will focus on the application of computing, communication and cyber technologies to a broad spectrum of areas including health care, pharmacology, security, technology development and fundamental science.

Florida creates pathways to artificial intelligence

A new era of academic pursuit has emerged at the University of Florida. Students and faculty are now able to apply AI across every discipline, putting the university at the center of creating a future that is data-based but human-inspired.

Aerial view of Century Tower on U-F campud with high-tech lines around it. Play Video

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