COVID-19 Research Presentations


Pilot Awardee Presentations

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Immunophenotyping the Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient​

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Scott Brakenridge, MD, MSCS

Assistant Professor of Surgery | Acute Care Surgery Team | UF Health | Department of Surgery | UF College of Medicine

Scott Brakenridge, MD, MSCS

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Employing "Nucs" to Nuke SARS-CoV-2

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Ashley Brown, PhD

Associate Professor| Institute for Therapeutic Innovation | Department of Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Ashley Brown, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Project

Developing Innovative Therapeutic Strategies to Combat SARS-CoV-2

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Researchers

COVID-19 Rapid response pilot awardee

Jürgen Bulitta, PhD

Professor | Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research | UF College of Pharmacy

Jürgen Bulitta, PhD

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Ashley Brown, PhD

Associate Professor| Institute for Therapeutic Innovation | Department of Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Ashley Brown, PhD

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Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series

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UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

SARS-CoV2 and the Oral Microbiome

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Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Robert Burne, PhD

Louis and Marge Atkins Endowed Professor, Distinguished Professor | Department of Oral Biology | Associate Dean for Research | UF College of Dentistry

Robert Burne, PhD

KyuLim Lee, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate | Office of Research | UF College of Dentistry

KyuLim Lee, PhD

Robert Shields, PhD

Research Assistant Professor | Department of Oral Biology | UF College of Dentistry

Robert Shields, PhD

Justin Kaspar, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate | Department of Oral Biology | UF College of Dentistry

Justin Kaspar, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Doctor-Patient Cancer Communication Through Telemedicine During COVID-19

Click the button below to view the presentation narrated by Carma Bylund, PhD; Jordan Alpert, PhD; and Gemme Campbell-Salome, PhD.

Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Carma Bylund, PhD

Professor| Department of Public Relations | UF College of Journalism and Communications | Division of Hematology and Oncology | UF College of Medicine | Member | UF Health Cancer Center

Carma Bylund, PhD

Jordan Alpert, PhD

Assistant Professor | Department of Advertising | UF College of Journalism and Communications

Jordan Alpert, PhD

Gemme Campbell-Salome, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate | UF Communication in Healthcare Lab | UF Family·Health·Lifespan Communication Lab

Gemme Campbell-Salome, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Novel Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein for Therapeutic Targeting​

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Benoit Giasson, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience & Investigator | Center for Translational Research in Neurogenerative Disease | UF College of Medicine | McKnight Brain Institute

Benoit Giasson, PhD

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Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series

Click here to learn more about this series and view Drs. Giasson and Levite’s seminar co-hosted by MD-PhD students Zachary Krumm, Grace Lloyd, and Yuxing Xia.


UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Genomics and Pharmacogenomics of Susceptibility and Severity of COVID-19 in the UK Biobank

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Yan Gong, PhD

Associate Professor | Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research | UF College of Pharmacy

Yan Gong, PhD

What is UF/IFAS Extension and What is our Role in Community Health?

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Researcher

Michael Gutter, PhD

Associate Dean | UF/IFAS Extension | State Program Leader | 4-H Youth Development, Families, and Communities

Michael Gutter, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Rapid Development of Data and Models for COVID-19 Decision Support

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Chris Harle, PhD

Professor | Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics | UF College of Medicine | Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) | UF Health.

Christopher Harle, PhD

Researchers

florida state university (fsu)

Shuyuan Mary Ho, PhD

Associate Professor | FSU College of Communication and Information | Founder | iSensor Lab

Shuyuan Mary Ho, PhD

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU)

Mia Liza Lustria, PhD

Professor | iSchool | FSU College of Communication and Information | Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine | FSU College of Medicine | Affiliate Faculty | Institute for Successful Longevity Leader | Tech Core | CTBScience

Mia Liza Lustria, PhD

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU)

Xiuwen Liu, PhD

Professor | Chair | FSU Department of Computer Science

Xiuwen Liu, PhD

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU)

Gordon Erlebacher, PhD

Professor | Chair | FSU Department of Scientific Computing

Gordon Erlebacher, PhD

florida state university (fsu)

Md Shamim Seraj

PhD Student | FSU Department of Computer Science | Research Assistant | iSensor Lab | ECIT Lab

Md Shamim Seraj

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU)

Kevin Yee

Master’s Student | FSU Department of Computer Science

Kevin Yee

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Randomized trial of bicalutamide to block ​ TMPRSS2 in males with COVID-19 infection​

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Frederic Kaye, MD

Professor | Medical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program | Director of the Lung Cancer Center | Division of Hematology & Oncology | Department of Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Frederic Kaye, MD

Oneflorida research consortium study

Investigating Prevalence and Impact of Neurologic Manifestations in COVID-19 Positive Patients:​

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Researchers

David Marra, PhD

Post-Doctorate Associate | Department of Clinical and Health Psychology | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

David Marra, PhD

Chris Robinson, DO, MS

Assistant Professor | Neurocritical Care | Department of Neurology | Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery | UF College of Medicine

Chris Robinson, DO, MS

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

Division Chief of Neurocritical Care | UF Health | Co-Director | UF Health Shands Hospital Neuro Intensive Care Unit | Associate Professor | Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery | UF College of Medicine

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

Glenn Smith, PhD, ABPP-CN

Chair | Professor | Department of Clinical Health and Health Psychology | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Glenn Smith, PhD

Amber Miller, MPH, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator | Department of Neurology | UF College of Medicine

Amber Miller, MPH, MS

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

In-house IgG, IgA, IgM ELISA tests for COVID-19

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Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Lisa Merck, MD, MPH, MA, FACEP

Associate Professor | Vice Chair of Research | Department of Emergency Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Lisa Merck, MD, MPH, MA, FACEP

J. Glenn Morris, MD, MPH, TM

Director | Emerging Pathogens Institute | Professor | Department of Medicine – Infectious Diseases | UF College of Medicine

Glenn Morris, MD

Eric Nelson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | UF Emerging Pathogens Insitute | Department of Pediatrics | UF College of Medicine | Pediatric Hospitalist | UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital | Founder | Nelson Lab

Eric Nelson, MD, PhD

Derek Cummings, PhD

Professor | Department of Biology | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Derek Cummings, PhD

Maureen Long, PhD

Professor | Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine | UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Maureen Long, PhD

Maha El Badry, PhD

Post-Doctoral Researcher | Adjunct Assistant Professor | Department of Environmental and Global Health | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Maha El Badry, PhD

Subhashinie Kariyawasam, PhD, DACVPM

Chair | Department Of Comparative, Diagnostic, And Population Medicine | Professor | Department of Microbiology | UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Subhashinie Kariyawasam, PhD, DACVPM

Ananta Arukha, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate | Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine | UF Colege of Veterinary Medicine

Ananta Arukha, PhD

Julia Gibson

Biological Scientist | Supervisor | Global Pathogen Discovery Lab | Department of Environmental and Global Health | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Julia Gibson

Md Sayeed

Graduate Assistant | Nelson Lab | Department of Pediatrics | UF College of Medicine

Md Sayeed

Cindy Montero

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator | STOP CP Project Manager | Department of Emergency Medicine – Clnical | UF College of Medicine

cindy montero

Ruiyu Pu, DVM, PhD

Research Porgrams and Services Coordinator | Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology | UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Sally Beachboard

Biological Scientist | Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine | UF College of Veterinary Medicine


UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

K-12 students and families in the time of COVID-19: Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and psychosocial impacts of lockdown​

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Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Sarah McKune, PhD

Research Assistant Professor | Department of Environmental and Global Health | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions | UF Center for African Studies

Sarah McKune, PhD

Anthony Maurelli, PhD

Professor | Associate Chair | Department of Environmental and Global Health | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

Anthony Maurelli, PhD

Eric Nelson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | UF Emerging Pathogens Insitute | Department of Pediatrics | UF College of Medicine | Pediatric Hospitalist | UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital | Founder | Nelson Lab

Eric Nelson, MD, PhD

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Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series

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Housing Insecurity and College Access in Florida, in the Age of COVID-19

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Researcher

Florida State university (FSU)

Lara Perez-Felkner, PhD

Associate Professor | Higher Education and Sociology | FSU College of Education

Lara Perez-Felkner, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

CLEARED: Culture of Living-biopsies for Emerging Airway-pathogens and REspiratory Disease (3D printing of lungs and SARS-Cov2)

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Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Gregory Sawyer, PhD

Ebaugh Professor | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | UF College of Engineering

Gregory Sawyer, PhD

Matthew Schaller, PhD

Assistant Professor | Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine | Department of Medicine | UF College of Medicine

Matthew Schaller, PhD

Stephen Eikenberry, PhD

Professor | Graduate Coordinator | Department of Astronomy | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Stephen Eikenberry, PhD

Brent Sumerlin, PhD

George B. Butler Professor | Department of Chemistry – Organic Division | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Brent Sumerlin, PhD

Borna Mehrad, PhD

Ethel Smith Research Professor and Chief | Division Chief | Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine | Department of Medicine | College of Medicine

Borna Mehrad, PhD

John Lednicky, PhD

Research Professor | Department of Environmental and Global Health | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions

John Lednicky, PhD

UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

RNA-Nanoparticle Vaccines for ​ Prevention of COVID-19​

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Researcher

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics | UF College of Medicine | Principal Investigator | RNA Engineering Laboratory | Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy | UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program

Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

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Translational Science of COVID-19 Seminar Series

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UF CTSI COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH PROJECT

Identification of Host Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 Infection​ ​

Click the button below to view the presentation narrated by Chris Vulpe, MD, PhD; Stephanie Karst, PhD; and Michael Norris, PhD.

Researchers

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Chris Vulpe, MD, PhD

Professor | Department of Physiological Sciences | UF College of Veterinary Medicine | Founder | Vulpe Lab | UF Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology

Christopher Vulpe. MD, PhD

Michael Norris, PhD

Research Assistant Professor | Department of Geography | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Michael Norris, PhD

Stephanie Karst, PhD

Professor | Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology | UF College of Medicine

Stephanie Karst, PhD

Service Center Presentations

facilities and services

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

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Presenter

Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC

Director of Research Services | UF CTSI

Holly Morris

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

UF CTSI Biorepository

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Presenter

Amer Abouhamze, MHA

Assistant Director | UF CTSI Biorepository

Amer Abouhamze

Erin Kelly

Client Coordinator | UF CTSI Biorepository

Erin Kelly

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UF CTSI Biorepository

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES

UF Clinical and Translational Science Informatics and Technology Service Center (CTS-IT)

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CTS-IT

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facilities and services

Office of Research Affairs – UF Jacksonville

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by the Office of Research Affairs narrated by Tina Bottini, MPA.

Presenter

Tina Bottini, MPA

Sr. Assistant Dean | Research Administration and Compliance | Office of Research Affairs | UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Tina Bottini, MPA

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UF Office of Research Affairs

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES

UF Office of Clinical Research (OCR) Services

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UF Office of Clinical Research (OCR)

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PROGRAMS AND CORES

UF STEM Translational Communication Program

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by the UF STEM Translational Communications Program narrated by Elizabeth Flood-Grady, PhD. To view the slides themselves, click the PPT link below.

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Presenter

Elizabeth Flood-Grady, PhD

Post-Doctoral Associate | UF STEM Translational Communications Center

Elizabeth Flood-Grady, PhD

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The UF STEM Translational Communications Center

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programs and cores

UF CTSI Clinical Genomics Program

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Presenter

Matthew Farrer, PhD

Program Director and Professor | UF Clinical Genomics Program | Department of Neurology | UF College of Medicine

Matthew Farrer, PhD

The Clinical Genomics Program

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES

UF CTSI Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE)

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by PRICE narrated by Roger Fillingim, PhD.

Presenter

Roger Fillingim, PhD

Director | UF CTSI Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence | Professor | Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science | UF College of Dentistry

Roger Fillingim, PhD

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The Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE)

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES

The Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM)

Click below to view a presentation of the services offered by SECIM narrated by Timothy Garrett, PhD.

Presenter

Timothy Garrett, PhD

Director | SECIM Mass Spectronomy Core | Associate Professor | Department of Pathology | UF College of Medicine

Timothy Garrett, PhD

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The Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM)

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Facilities and Services

UF Integrated Data Repository Research Services (IDR)

Click below to view a presentation of the services offered by the IDR narrated by Chris Harle, PhD.

Presenter

COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE PILOT AWARDEE

Chris Harle, PhD

Professor | Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics | UF College of Medicine | Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) | UF Health.

Christopher Harle, PhD

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The UF Integrated Data Repository (IDR)

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Facilities and Services

UF Network Science Services

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by UF Network Services narrated by Till Krenz.

Click here to learn how UF Network Science Services can help with COVID-19 research (narrated by Thomas Smith)

Presenters

Till Krenz, PhD

Post-Doctorate Researcher | Network Science Program | UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR)

Thomas Smith

PhD Candidate | Department of Sociology and Criminology and Law | UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Thomas Smith

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UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) Social Network Analysis

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PROGRAMS AND CORES

Biotility Industry Workforce Talent Development

Click the button below to view a presentation of the workforce talent development services offered by Biotility, narrated by Tamara Mandell.

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Biotility

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Facilities and services

Clinical Research Center (CRC) Walking Tour

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Presenter

Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC

Director of Research Services | UF CTSI

Holly Morris

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The Clinical Research Center (CRC)

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Facilities and Services

Recruitment Center Consultation

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by the UF CTSI Recruitment Center.

Presenter

Holly Morris, RN, MSN, CCRC, CHRC

Director of Research Services | UF CTSI

Holly Morris

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UF CTSI Recruitment Center

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CTSA Collaborations

OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, narrated by Lizabeth Manini.

Presenter

Lizabeth Manini

Director | Administrative Services | Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics | UF College of Medicine

Lizabeth Manini

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The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

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PROGRAMS AND CORES

UF CTSI Systematic Review Core

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Presenters

Melissa Rethlefsen

Associate Dean | Fackler Director | UF Health Science Center Libraries

Melissa Rethlefsen

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The Systematic Review Core

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FACILITIES AND SERVICES

UF CTSI Research Design and Data Coordinating Center (RDDC)

Click the button below to view a presentation of the services offered by the UF CTSI RDDC, narrated by Samuel Wu, PhD.

Presenter

Samuel Wu, PhD

Program Director | Professor | Department of Biostatistics | UF College of Public Health and Health Professions | UF College of Medicine | Director | UF CTSI Research Design and Data Coordinating Center

Samuel Wu, PhD