Health IMPACTS for Florida

Health IMPACTS for Florida logo 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

  1. Create a new statewide collaboration for clinical research that includes community-based practice locations and centralized university research infrastructure
  2. 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.

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