Category: Faculty News

Internationally acclaimed scientist named to lead ISRI

UF/IFAS has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas, Ph.D., as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute.


UF Scripps scientists to receive $15 million to help fight current and future pandemics

Multiple scientists from UF Scripps Biomedical Research will join a massive federal effort to develop antiviral drugs to treat coronavirus and other viral threats.


UF researchers evaluate how to improve dignity for seriously ill patients

UF researchers are serving as co-PIs on a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to analyze the effectiveness of one of the few therapeutic interventions available today: Dignity Therapy. 


Desmond Schatz elected to ASEMFL

Desmond Schatz, M.D., medical director of the Diabetes Institute at the UF College of Medicine, was recently elected to ASEMFL.


UF ecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Robert D. Holt, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, joining the ranks of leading scientists recognized for their distinguished achievements in research.


Rob Ferl receives NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal

department and assistant vice president for UF research, has received one of NASA’s most prestigious honors, the Exceptional Public Service Medal. The award recognizes non-government individuals whose work has made a steady, lasting impact on the agency, its projects and goals.


Gilbert Rivers Upchurch elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr., M.D., has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.


New faculty invited to explore online resources and in-person events

Last year, UF’s New Faculty Orientation went virtual for the first time, and faculty new to the university this fall will continue to be able to access the resources available online. In partnership with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence, UFHR developed a New Faculty Orientation Canvas site where new […]


UF faculty earn $861 million in research awards

UF faculty earned $861 million in research funding in fiscal year 2021 – the second-highest amount ever – despite the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. This total does not include an additional $77 million in non-research U.S. Department of Education funding that UF received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The […]


Pedro A. Sánchez named honoree of the 2021 Great Immigrants initiative

Pedro A. Sánchez, Ph.D., tropical soils research professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, has been named a 2021 Great Immigrants initiative honoree. Led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the initiative honors the legacy of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, by recognizing a group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to […]


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