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Rob Ferl to co-chair National Academies space research group

Published: May 11, 2021 4:44 pm

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have appointed UF Distinguished Professor Rob Ferl, Ph.D., to co-chair a group tasked with mapping space-related biological and physical research for the next 10 years. Ferl and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet, Ph.D., will chair the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences […]

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UF Health, NVIDIA develop AI model to hasten clinical trials, boost medical decision-making

Published: April 22, 2021 9:30 am

UF Health researchers collaborated with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™, an artificial intelligence (AI) transformer natural language processing model intended to accelerate research and medical decision-making by extracting insights from massive volumes of clinical data with unprecedented speed and clarity. The new model will speed up researchers’ ability to identify relevant patients for lifesaving clinical […]

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RecSports research shows the relationship between GPA and usage of recreational facilities

Published: April 13, 2021 3:54 pm

A recent study conducted by UF and Texas A&M determined that students who use collegiate recreation facilities at a higher level are three times more likely to have a high GPA than those who use the facilities less. The study was co-authored by UF RecSports Associate Director Marty Dempsey, Student Affairs Assessment and Research (SAAR) […]

Early-career scientists show how the GLP-1 hormone affects eating

Published: April 13, 2021 3:52 pm

The communication about when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat is relayed to the brain through gut-brain signaling circuits. Four UF postdoctoral scholars collaborated with postdoctoral scholars from University College London and Florida State University to resolve the age-old question about how the gut and brain glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) systems interact. […]

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UF researchers seek to address racial disparities in clinical trials

Published: April 8, 2021 5:45 pm

A team of physicians and scientists is leveraging personal experiences with underrepresentation in medicine to identify a solution that addresses implicit bias in clinical research. Della V. Mosley, Ph.D., Crystal Johnson-Mann, M.D., and Azra Bihorac, M.D., M.S., (pictured from left to right) received an inaugural grant from UF Research, in conjunction with the UF Office […]


Participate in a weight-loss maintenance study

Published: April 8, 2021 5:41 pm

Are you interested in losing weight and keeping it off long-term? The UF Health Promotion Lab seeks volunteers to participate in Project STAR, a research study aimed at helping people learn skills to lose weight and keep it off long-term. Eligible volunteers will receive a no-cost, 16-week program followed by an additional 20 months of […]


Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities

Published: April 6, 2021 2:30 pm

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, UF scientists are growing coffee plants at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit. The project is a collaboration between UF/IFAS scientists […]

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AI Spotlight – The Smathers Libraries

Published: April 2, 2021 11:43 am

As part of UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiative, the Smathers Libraries aim to create an ‘AI for everyone’ academic environment. But what does this entail? As UF’s AI initiative continues to advance, furthering research and creating opportunities across campus, resources at the libraries will evolve to create pathways that lower the AI barriers of entry. […]

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Research studies on autism, osteoarthritis seeking participants

Published: March 16, 2021 12:03 pm

Two UF Health research studies are currently seeking participants: An “Aging well in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)” study is seeking autistic adults and control individuals to participate in research focusing on healthy aging. Non-autistic individuals may be eligible to participate as part of the control group. Interested individuals may contact the study team by calling […]


UF Research helps drive Florida’s tech economy

Published: February 23, 2021 9:39 am

Despite the pandemic, University of Florida researchers conducted record amounts of research in 2020, and companies born of UF research continued to bring billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into the state. In addition to a record $900.7 million in research awards in fiscal year 2020, UF Innovate also recorded a record 393 invention […]

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