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, cutting-edge research, and a transformational approach to curriculum. At the College of Medicine, teams are harnessing AI on many fronts. Clinician-scientists are developing AI-enabled systems to guide perioperative and acute care decision-making, such as pervasive sensing and remote monitoring to diagnose and treat complex conditions in the ICU. Data scientists are working to solve big data problems to spur data-driven medicine. 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

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.

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Meet some AI EXPERTS at THE UF COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Jiang Bian
Department: MD-HOBI-BIOMED INFORMATICS

Jiang Bian Ph.D.

Director Of Cancer Informatics And EHealth Core & Associate Professor
Azra Bihorac
Department: MD-NEPHROLOGY

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 Critical Care Center
Robert Donnell
Department: MD-UROLOGY

Robert Donnell MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Assistant Dean Informatics
Benjamin Shickel
Department: MD-MED INT CRITICAL CARE CTR

Benjamin Shickel

Assistant Professor
Feifei Xiao
Department: PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS

Feifei Xiao

Associate Professor
Jie Xu
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Jie Xu Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

faculty spotlight

Jiang Bian, Ph.D.

Jiang Bian, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of health outcomes and bioinformatics and the 2021 Basic Science Research Award winner, discusses his work on artificial intelligence and machine learning in patient care.

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AI opportunities in health care

Join our faculty

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.

AI ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

BOLDLY FUELING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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.

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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 Spring 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.

AI News

AI in medicine curriculum course to be unveiled at Research Day

Clinicians and researchers can learn about AI fundamentals in new course

UF Health researchers use artificial intelligence to better predict hepatitis C treatment outcomes

Their findings were published recently in the journal Hepatology

UF Health team receives $6.6 million to study treatments to boost cognition for those with HIV

UF team to evaluate interventions that may improve cognitive function in those with HIV who consume alcohol

UF study shows artificial intelligence’s potential to predict dementia

The findings were published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience