Health IMPACTS for Florida is a unique collaboration between the University of Florida and Florida State University to facilitate community-based clinical research and improve health throughout the state. It combines the extensive clinical training network of FSU’s College of Medicine with the clinical research expertise of UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Goals and Objectives
- Create a new statewide collaboration for clinical research that includes community-based practice locations and centralized university research infrastructure
- Demonstrate the utility of the collaboration through two pilot studies
Dr. David Nelson, Dr. Russell Bauer, Dr. Elizabeth Shenkman and Dr. Michael Conlon provide leadership for UF. Dr. Michael Muszynski and Dr. Myra Hurt provide leadership for Florida State University.
The establishment of a statewide collaboration of community-based clinical settings for research will open up new opportunities for research, improve the health of Floridians and spur economic development in research activities. Translation of research to practice is accelerated in settings where community physicians participate directly in clinical and translational research.
In 2012, two pilot projects are under way and infrastructure components are in place. Continued development of the collaboration will occur throughout 2012.
Initial funding is provided by the New Florida Initiative of the State University System of Florida and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program of the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
- UF news release, June 10, 2014: Researchers receive $1.6 million to build a statewide network for improving health care for Floridians
- Florida Department of Health news release, June 6, 2014: Florida Department of Health awards grants to expand research into cancer and tobacco-related diseases
- CTSI news, March 13, 2014: HealthStreet hosts free baseline concussion tests
- FSUMED, November 1, 2013: Building a Clinical Research Network, One Practice at a Time
- CTSI news, September 19, 2013: HealthStreet hosts free baseline concussion tests for Alachua County youth
- Florida Physician, Summer 2013: Florida Physician magazine features CTSI programs
- Independent Florida Alligator, Feb. 1, 2013: Free concussion tests for kids, teens
- WUFT, Jan. 25, 2013: Inadequate concussion awareness prompts UF and FSU research project
- CTSI news, Jan. 17, 2013: UF CTSI programs teaming up to offer free baseline concussion tests for local children
- Gainesville Guardian, August 15, 2012: UF plans event to tackle concussions
- Explore magazine, Summer 2012: IMPACT! UF and FSU researchers are collaborating to tackle youth concussions
- News release, June 16, 2011: UF CTSI receives $1.25 million to advance clinical research and personalized medicine
- News release, Nov. 15, 2010: UF, FSU receive grant for community-based clinical research