COVID-19 Task Force

Objectives

Established by the UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs in March 2020 to address the novel coronavirus pandemic, the CTSI COVID-19 Task Force has the following objectives:

  • Catalogue what the UF community is doing to directly address, or in direct response to, the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of clinical and translational research, education and training, and community outreach and engagement.
  • Identify and prioritize efforts where the CTSI can play a catalytic role either through funding, facilitative communications and networking, or CTSI directed initiatives.
  • Amplify awareness of efforts and opportunities in the above outlined areas through a coordinated communication strategy with UF Health and University of Florida.
  • Measure the outcomes and the impact of the CTSI-assisted efforts in COVID-related clinical and translational research, education and training, and community outreach and engagement.


COVID-19 Task Force Chair

TASK FORCE CHAIR

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD

Director, UF CTSI | Assistant Vice President for Research, UF | Associate Dean for Translational Science and Clinical Research, UF College of Medicine | Co-Director, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

Duane A. MItchell, M.D., Ph.D.

Working Group Chairs

Laboratory research

Mark Atkinson, PhD

Director, UF Diabetes Institute | Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine

Mark Atkinson, PhD

Laboratory research

Glen Morris, PhD

Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute | Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), UF College of Medicine

Glenn Morris, PhD

Clinical research

Mark Brantly, MD

Professor of Medicine | Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, UF College of Medicine

Mark Brantly, MD

outcomes research

Lindsay Thompson, MD

Professor, Pediatrics & Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics | Medical Director, Pediatric Research Hub, Department of Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine

Lindsay Thompson, MD

outcomes research

Matt Gurka, PhD

Professor,Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, UF College of Medicine | UF Associate Chair of Education

Matt Gurka, PhD

outcomes research

John Smulian, MD, MPH

B.L. Stalnacker Professor & Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UF College of Medicine | UF Shands Hospital

John Smulian, MD, MPH

education & workforce development solutions

Thomas Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UF College of Public Health & Health Professions | UF College of Medicine

Dr. Thomas Pearson

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

Wayne McCormack, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, UF College of Medicine

Wayne McCormack

community outreach & engagement

Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Associate Dean for Research, UF College of Public Health & Health Professions | Dean’s Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UF College of Public Health & Health Professions | UF College of Medicine

Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

data science & bmi

William Hogan, MD, MS

Director of Biomedical Informatics And Data Science, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics, UF College of Medicine | Director of Biomedical Informatics, UF CTSI | Director of Informatics, OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium

Bill Hogan, MD, MS

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE OR WORKING GROUPS? PLEASE CONTACT

Brian Sevier, PhD

Chief Operating Office, UF CTSI | Director, UF Office of Clinical Research