We have a Passion to Explore, Discover and Innovate

From deep brain stimulation and gene therapy to the invention of Gatorade and Trusopt, the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville has attained national leadership for its transformative, leading-edge research. Among physicians and scientists, our institution is known for fostering a rich, collaborative environment that fuels discovery and encourages creativity. See how our research is changing lives.

Research for UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville

Research and Clinical Trials

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville has more than 550 active studies and protocols being conducted by UF faculty in Jacksonville. Clinical trials are research studies that allow advances in medicine, identify new treatments and ensure safe and effective care for patients.

Centers and Institutes

Center for Biospecimens Procurement

Developed to provide the infrastructure and personnel necessary to collect, process, store, and distribute human biological specimens and associated data for future use in research, the center was established in response to the growing needs of UF Health Jacksonville investigators to bank and store specimens and their data for both investigator-initiated and sponsor-initiated clinical studies.

Center for Data Solutions

The UF Center for Data Solutions supports investigators in conducting innovative and transformative health science research. The center's hubs of advanced analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support research projects in all phases, from study design through analysis and dissemination to improve patient outcomes.

Center for Health Equity and Engagement Research (CHEER)

The Center for Health Equity and Engagement Research is a central hub for research and community engagement activities that focus on improving equity, especially among underserved populations. It provides access to resources and expertise that foster research and education efforts to empower residents, clinicians, organizations and communities.

Center for Research Training

The Center for Research Training provides comprehensive training in clinical and translational research to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, trainees and students. The center's mission is to develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers who will advance the science of medicine and transform healthcare.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, or CTSI, was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health by strengthening the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research.

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board's primary mission is to protect the rights and welfare of participants in human research studies (research subjects). The IRB reviews research before it is started and most research while it is being conducted, to assess if the research meets appropriate ethical, federal, state and local requirements/guidelines.

Institute for Population Health (IPA)

The Jacksonville Aging Studies Center, or IPA, was created to provide an integrative physical and intellectual environment in which trainees at all levels and scientists from diverse disciplines can interact and conduct clinical and behavioral translational research on aging and independence of older adults.

Jacksonville Health Equity Research Organization

Jacksonville Health Equity Research, or JaxHERO, provides the foundation for translational and evidence-based research focused on studying and reducing health disparities while building on institutional commitments to the underserved population. The organization's mission is to conduct community-based research to improve the quality of care and promote health equity for people living in Northeast Florida.

Office of Research Affairs

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville Office of Research Affairs is part of the Division of Sponsored Programs located in Gainesville, Florida, and provides the following research-related support at UF Health Jacksonville.

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  1. A celebration to remember

    Dynamic research, education and scholarship came to life at the annual Celebration of Education and Research Day at the University of Florida College of Me...