Resources

Centers

CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases: The Gateway Program

The Gateway Center of Excellence is one of several national CDC-funded centers supporting research aiming to protect the United States from Zika virus and related infectious disease threats.

Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID)

The Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases is program that is part of the MIDAS network. Our main interest is in quantitative methodologic developments related to scientific and public health aspects of infectious diseases, including epidemiology, evaluating interventions, immunology, and vaccinology. Our research focuses on prevention and intervention in infectious diseases of global health importance, as well as emerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic influenza.

Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence

The Florida Food Safety Center of Excellence builds on a strong statewide program in foodborne illness at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), working in collaboration with the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Center will also include links with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and state health departments in Alabama, Georgia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with a total population coverage of 33 million, representing approximately 9% of the U.S. population

One Health Center of Excellence for Research and Training

One Health Is an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses animal, human, and environmental health, has been embraced as a way forward by many groups of professional experts. It is an interdisciplinary strategy for advancing health in humans, animals, and the environment through communication and collaboration with the realization all are connected.

Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety explores and addresses the occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Collaborators

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

The CDC aims to increase the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Extending the Cure: policy research to extend antibiotic effectiveness

The Extending the Cure project is a research and consultative effort that frames the growing problem of antibiotic resistance as a challenge in managing a shared societal resource. The inaugural report of Extending the Cure provides an objective evaluation of a number of policies to encourage patients, health care providers, and managed care organizations to make better use of existing antibiotics and to give pharmaceutical firms greater incentives to both develop new antibiotics and care about resistance to existing drugs.

Florida Department of Agriculture

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.

Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health aims to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. Priorities for improving public health in Florida are addressed through a variety of plans that address collaboration with different partners as well as internal agency priorities that will help achieve a healthier Florida.

Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary

The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted the workshop "Globalization, Movement of Pathogens (and Their Hosts) and the Revised International Health Regulations" December 16-17, 2008 in order to explore issues related to infectious disease spread in a "borderless" world. Participants discussed the global emergence, establishment, and surveillance of infectious diseases; the complex relationship between travel, trade, tourism, and the spread of infectious diseases; national and international policies for mitigating disease movement locally and globally; and obstacles and opportunities for detecting and containing these potentially wide-reaching and devastating diseases. This document summarizes the workshop.

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

ISFS brings together experts in food production to study the myriad ways the world's food systems connect to meet humanity's need for nutrition. The institute aims at being at the forefront of training the next generation of professionals to lead in the creation of a more sustainable global food system

International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D)

Mathematics and simulation are essential tools in infectious disease control, enabling decision-makers to explore control policies before implementing them, interpret trends, and predict emerging threats. The ICI3D Program provides intensive training in these methods to students and researchers from Africa and North America and aims to cultivate an international network of researchers from diverse backgrounds. The program comprises two distinct but overlapping International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data and a complementary research scholars exchange program.

Livestock Innovation Lab

The objectives of the Livestock Systems Innovation Lab are to sustainably improve livestock productivity and marketing and animal-source food consumption using appropriate improved technologies, capacity development, and policies, in order to improve the nutrition, health, incomes and livelihoods of vulnerable people. It draws on the expertise of top U. S. universities and developing country research institutions through long-term multi-disciplinary, integrated, and competitively funded applied research and capacity-development efforts.

Malaria Atlas Project

The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) brings together researchers based around the world with expertise in a wide range of disciplines from public health to mathematics, geography and epidemiology. We work together to generate new and innovative methods of mapping malaria risk. Ultimately our goal is to produce a comprehensive range of maps and estimates that will support effective planning of malaria control at national and international scales.

Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research

The Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence for research on new, emerging and re-emerging microbial threats of regional concern and global importance.  Their mission is to deploy improved rapid diagnostics, effective low-cost treatments and affordable vaccines for tropical infectious diseases, which disproportionately affect underserved ethnic minority and geographically isolated communities in the Asia-Pacific region

Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center

The SNTC supports the education and training missions of TB programs throughout our region and provides a source of expert medical consultation for healthcare providers caring for TB patients. We serve 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

World Health Organization

Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and no communicable ones like cancer and heart disease.

 

Grants

Healthy Gulf Coast

In 2011, UF became the lead institution on one of four Deepwater Horizon Research Consortia grants, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The grant, Healthy Gulf Healthy Communities, was a five-year, $6.5 million research grant. The project focused on community based participatory research combined with laboratory research in communities impacted by the DWH oil spill. The project includes three research areas: individual and family resliency, community resiliency, and seafood safety.

Antimicrobial Resistance Project

The goal of this project is to dissect the mechanisms through which food producing animals become colonized by antimicrobial resistant microorganisms in the environment. We hope that, through this research, we can develop on-farm prevention strategies our cattlemen and producers can use to reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in their herds that will allow them to provide healthier animals that will be safe for consumption. 

 

Labs

Aquatic Pathobiology Lab

The Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory is a unique, state of the art research and teaching facility at the University of Florida. he laboratory serves as a shared resource for faculty and students with focus in the areas of aquatic toxicology, aquatic pathology, and ecological studies that examine the relationships between aquatic animal health, human health, and environmental stress.

Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Laboratory (SEER)

SEER Lab is focused on questions addressing the ecology and spatio-temporal patterns of diseases. SEER Lab research is focused primarily on bacterial zoonoses, those bacterial diseases that affect both animals and humans. Toward these research questions, SEER Lab employs spatial modeling and geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (e.g. satellite data describing the environment), and micro- and molecular biology.

Haiti Laboratories

The goal of the Haiti Research Lab is to do research primarily on ecology, epidemiology, genetics and genomics of microbial pathogens, including the viral origins responsible for cholera and chronic diarrheal illness and the goal of our researchers is to understand evolutionary changes that lead to the emergence of new pathogens. They aim to use data they find to develop and implement interventions to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

 

UF Resources

Center of Excellence for Biodefense & Emerging Infections

Through our programs in host-pathogen interactions and interventions, SERCEB aims to discover new therapies and principles by which effective vaccines and other intervention measures can be developed for diseases and pathogens that threaten the health of our citizens.

Center for Precollegiate Education and Training

The Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF CPET) promotes and supports the use of the facilities and faculty of the research university in the preparation and enhancement of science and technology teaching at the secondary education level. UF CPET science education programs enable individualized and team-centered direct, and ultimately pervasive, public dissemination of research and knowledge through enhanced teaching.

Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)

The EDIS website is your Every Day Information Source. It is a comprehensive, single-source repository of all current UF/IFAS numbered peer-reviewed publications.

Southern Plant Diagnostic Network (SPDN)

The SPDN is a partnership of 14 states and territories in the southeast US functioning as a cohesive, distributed system to quickly detect pests and pathogens in our agricultural and natural ecosystems, serving a wide array of public and private clientele. Our goal is to support a secure regional network for the detection and diagnosis of plant health problems, extend and support sound public policies, implement rapid and accurate diagnoses, and response strategies, and provide leadership and training.

SW FL Research & Education Center (SWFREC)

The center serves growers, farmers, and other clientele in Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties. It supplies decision-makers with specific knowledge to sustain and enhance agricultural, human, and natural resources through nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and teaching programs.