UF Science Videos in NIH Contest

A film noir detective story, a casting call and an oceanic treasure hunt… who says science can’t be entertaining?

UF Health Communications created three short videos for a National Institutes of Health video contest inviting fun, engaging ways of explaining science funded by the NIH Common Fund. The UF videos represent collaborative health research funded by three NIH grants totaling more than $35 million and touching nearly all of the university’s 16 colleges.

The contest ended Friday, May 9. Thanks to a strong Gator rally, two UF videos – “Some Cells Know How to Keep Their Secrets” and “In Search of Treasures from the Sea” – are among the top five winners, with “Translational Science Casting Call” close behind at number six. Winning videos were selected based on the number of likes on YouTube and were recognized by NIH Director Francis Collins and NIH media outlets as part of the NIH Common Fund 10-Year Commemoration. Thanks to everyone who voted in support of NIH-funded health research at UF!

For more about the contest, visit http://commonfund.nih.gov/contests/videos.

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