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 (Top 5) 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
Researchers in the The Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology are solving major public health problems through biosimulation – bridging the disciplines of pharmacometrics and system pharmacology to predict how patients may react to a drug in a virtual environment. Using computer simulation and mathematical modeling, UF scientists are taking large amounts of data to build virtual models and test drug outcomes without embarking on expensive and timely clinical trials.
Translational Infection Disease Research Program
The Translational Infectious Disease Research Program is developing innovative strategies on combating multidrug-resistant bacterial superbugs. These ‘superbugs’ are resistant to most or all antibiotics and present one of the three most serious threats to human health in the US and worldwide. To combat this substantial global health crisis, the dynamic antimicrobial research team at Lake Nona is developing innovative antibiotic combination therapies which can successfully treat infections by these ‘superbugs.’ This team is headed by Dr. Jürgen Bulitta who is an internationally recognized expert in antimicrobial pharmacology, latest in vitro infection models, and translational mechanistic modeling.
Cancer Research Education and Engagement (CaRE²) Health Equity Center
The UF Cancer Research and Education, or CaRE², Health Equity Center was established in October 2018 through the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity U54 program, part of the NCI Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) initiative.
It brings together researchers from across the nation to improve health equity among Blacks and Latinx in Florida and California. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the center aims to advance science and train underrepresented minority students, fellows and early career scientists to eliminate cancer disparities in these populations.
The Center for Quality Medication Management
The Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM) contracts with national health plans to provide medication review via telephone. CQM employs faculty pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, student pharmacists and administrative staff. In addition, CQM serves as an experiential practice site for fourth-year student pharmacists to enhance their patient care training.
The UF College of Pharmacy CQM has locations in Gainesville and Lake Nona.
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.