Never before have so many faculty, staff and students at the University of Florida come together to rapidly focus their ingenuity on a single issue, whether it's new ways to educate and reach out to the community, prototypes and devices to help fight COVID-19, or ideas that reach across disciplines. Below are a few of those projects.
COVID-19 Research Updates
Read about the latest COVID-19 research at UF and UF Health.
This registry is a large, national clinical research community. It invites healthcare workers across America to share clinical and life experiences to understand the perspectives and problems they face on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines.
Behind the scenes in mid-March, a group of researchers, students and lab technicians across campus came together and built a high throughput testing lab in the Emerging Pathogens Institute in just 10 days.
CTSI Rapid Response Projects
The CTSI made $2 million available for translational research projects that can be rapidly mobilized to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.
A seminar series featuring UF investigators funded by the Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic pilot program.
University of Florida Health researcher Mark Brantly, M.D., and his team are working to evaluate a drug treatment for the novel coronavirus that might block the deadly inflammatory response caused by the disease that curtails the lungs’ ability to function.
A new study by University of Florida researchers aims to identify a drug or drugs that can potentially be used to prevent and/or treat infection with COVID-19 by interfering with a known behavior of the virus — the way it binds to its cellular receptor, facilitating transmission to the respiratory system.