Centers & Programs
College of Medicine
The Lake Nona campus is home to a division of the College of Medicine that focuses on infections disease research. A team of faculty, researchers and staff work together on continued advancements and grant funded research in their fields.
Institute for Therapeutic Innovation
The Institute for Therapeutic Innovation in the UF College of Medicine focuses on developing anti‐infective therapies for pathogens of public health importance, including diseases such as dengue, hepatitis C and mycobacterium tuberculosis. The facilities include Biosafety Level 2 and Biosafety Level 3‐certified laboratories, specialized facilities designed so researchers can work safely with these infectious pathogens to design potential treatments. These laboratories have guidelines that help maintain a secure environment for the research, researchers and adjacent communities, while allowing the researchers to create therapies for some of today’s most challenging infectious diseases.
College of Pharmacy
Our campus houses a nationally ranked Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, world-class research facilities, and a team of faculty, researchers, and staff dedicated to advancing the field of pharmaceutics and improving public health.
Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology
The Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology provides quantitative modeling and simulation approaches as well as systems pharmacology strategies to improve drug safety and efficacy. Center researchers are global leaders in clinical and virtual research translation related to drug development and regulatory sciences. The center has a doctoral and postdoctoral educational program that pairs quantitative sciences with practical applications.
The Center for Quality Medication Management
The Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM) at the University of Florida conducts telephone‐based communication services, focusing on medication therapy management, medication adherence and other opportunities for optimizing medication use. The UF College of Pharmacy CQM has locations in Gainesville and Lake Nona, and the center employs clinical pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy technicians, nurses, operations and administrative personnel, account managers, software engineers and students.
Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program
The Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program, housed in the UF College of Pharmacy and the UF Health Cancer Center, focuses on studying disparities in cancer care and survivorship in underrepresented minority populations. The program currently supports large studies of prostate cancer in black men in the Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center, a joint venture with Florida A&M University.
Minority Cancer Research and Training Center
The Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training (MiCaRT) Center was established in September 2014 through the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research (P20) Program, part of the NCI Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) initiative. PACHE is designed to promote and build collaborative research, training, career development and education efforts between minority serving institutions and NCI-designated cancer centers (or cancer centers with highly integrated cancer research programs).
This professional program of the UF College of Pharmacy provides a four‐year curriculum enrolling over 300 students on the Lake Nona campus, emphasizing interprofessional collaborations. Clinical rotations for students involve Orlando health centers and hospitals.