About

Organization overview

About the UF CTSI

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improved health by strengthening the university’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research.

An exterior shot of the CTRB in midday

Mission

The mission of the UF CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.

Clinical and Translational Research Building | Credit: UF Photography / Bernard Brzezinski

Principal Investigators

The UF CTSI is supported by multiple NIH grants, most notably a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and by significant institutional support from UF. As part of its second CTSA awarded in 2015, the UF CTSI expanded its collaboration with Florida State University as a partner in community-based research.


Leadership

The UF CTSI leadership is responsible for providing vision, fostering collaboration, setting goals, and ensuring effective communication within the organization. They also oversee governance, manage services, and represent UF CTSI in national meetings.

Duane A Mitchell
Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Duane A Mitchell M.D., Ph.D.

Director – UF Clinical And Translational Science Institute; Assistant Vice President For Research – University Of Florida; Associate Dean – UF College Of Medicine
Phone: (352) 273-8880
Elizabeth A Shenkman
Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL

Elizabeth A Shenkman Ph.D.

Department Chair And Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7220
E. Mendy Dunn
Department: MD-CTSI-LEADERSHIP

E. Mendy Dunn

Chief Operating Officer, CTSI
Phone: (352) 294-5797
LaWanna Duncan
Department: MD-CTSI-LEADERSHIP

LaWanna Duncan

Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (352) 273-8963
Jennifer D Moses
Department: HA-HSC NEWS / COMMUNICATIONS

Jennifer D Moses

Associate Director Of Communications
Phone: (352) 294-5399

Staff

Sabaina Ahmed

Sabaina Ahmed

Research Administrator I
Phone: (352) 273-5144
April N Braxton

April N Braxton

MGR, Research Administration
Phone: (352) 294-5880
Brian J Fischbach

Brian J Fischbach

Data Management Analyst II
Phone: (352) 273-8896
Mary Gipson

Mary Gipson

Academic Program Spec II
Phone: (352) 294-8340
Joey A Goodman

Joey A Goodman MSLHRD, SHRM-SCP

Assistant Director, Administrative Services
Phone: (352) 294-8347
Angela Hunter-Edwards

Angela Hunter-Edwards

Research Assistant III
Phone: (352) 273-8886
Patricia A Johnson

Patricia A Johnson

Administrative Support Assistant 1
Phone: (352) 273-8883
Barbara Kays

Barbara Kays

AST DIR, Finance
Phone: (352) 273-8926
Blair Lawson

Blair Lawson

Academic Program Spec II
Phone: (352) 273-8479
Joanna H Lowenstein

Joanna H Lowenstein PHD

AST DIR, Research Admin
Phone: (352) 273-8816
Laura McCraw

Laura McCraw

Financials
Phone: (352) 273-8885
Audrey M Natwick

Audrey M Natwick

T32 Policy & Planning Analyst
Phone: (352) 294-8332
Tiffany Noble

Tiffany Noble

Research Administrator 1
Phone: (352) 273-8704
Brandon Ocheltree

Brandon Ocheltree

Financial Analyst I
Christian A Rodriguez

Christian A Rodriguez

Academic Program Spec II
Phone: (352) 294-8335
Sandra N Smith

Sandra N Smith

Assistant Director, Finance
Phone: (352) 273-5390
Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith

Academic Program Spec II
Phone: (352) 294-8333
Mariah Stearman

Mariah Stearman

Human Resources Generalist I
Phone: (352) 294-5406
Paulette M White

Paulette M White

Administrative Specialist II
Phone: (352) 273-8871
Jonny W White

Jonny W White

Fiscal Assistant III
Phone: (352) 294-5819

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