Research is vital to the shared mission of UF Health Jacksonville and the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Unique aspects of the campus and surrounding community combine with faculty expertise to position the campus at the forefront of research around key issues in health care. Jacksonville continues to invest in the talent, technology and partnerships necessary to move from innovation to transformation.
There are more than 550 active research investigations being conducted by UF faculty in Jacksonville. These range from laboratory investigations of molecular pathways involved in chronic kidney disease and observational studies to enhance management of sepsis to randomized clinical trials of leading-edge antithrombotic medications and community-engaged research evaluating new ways to manage obesity. While the research portfolio is robust and diverse, the unifying philosophy centers on an ultimate goal of transforming health and wellness for patients and the community. Exciting areas of programmatic focus going forward include precision medicine, mental health, acute critical care and aging. In addition to the Center for Health Equity and Quality Research and the UF Jacksonville Aging Studies Center, the campus houses dedicated research programs for cardiology, emergency medicine and HIV/AIDS to provide higher-quality patient care and continue moving medicine forward.