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Research Facilities

The University of Florida is a land-grant university of over 4,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty spanning 20 colleges and schools. It is the largest university in the southeast and is one of 11 universities in the State University System (SUS).

The University is one of two state universities that include a College of Medicine and it is the only SUS institution with a UF Clinical Research Center (UF CRC). The Health Science Center consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Professions. Over 2,000 full-time clinical and basic science faculty and almost 5,000 students are located within the approximately 3.2 million sq. ft. Health Science Center.

The College of Medicine is the largest Health Science Center College and employs 649 clinical and 166 non-clinical full-time faculty. Faculty office and laboratory space for the College of Medicine is contained primarily in the 379,040 sq. ft. Medical Science Building and the 240,660 sq. ft. Academic Research Building. A 215,116 sq. ft. Brain Institute was completed in 1998. Proximate to these facilities are the two main teaching hospitals of the University, the 576-bed Shands Hospital and the 403-bed Gainesville Veterans Administration Medical Center. A 141-bed Children’s Hospital within Shands Hospital was created in 1996. One block away from Shands Hospital is the 127,000 sq. ft. outpatient Cancer Center, built in 1993. Shands Hospital recently added to its corporate holdings by acquiring the 423-bed Alachua General Hospital, a comprehensive medical center also located in Gainesville, six other area hospitals with a combined 335 beds for primary care, acute care, physical rehabilitation and mental health and 32 home health care agencies. The Health Science Center also maintains a clinical, research and teaching program in modern facilities located in Jacksonville, 75 miles from Gainesville. Here, the College of Medicine has another 180 full-time clinical faculty who access the 528-bed University Medical Center on the UFHSC-Jacksonville campus. Together, the facilities and physician network under the University of Florida Health System have created the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensive academic medical center.

Pulmonary division Research Laboratories have over 10,000 sq.ft. of research space, both at the VA Hospital and at other university facilities. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipments, including computers and confocal microscopy.

The division collaborates extensively with the following core facilities: