UF Health Science Center

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UF Health Shands Hospital

The UF Health Science Center (HSC) is the largest and most comprehensive Academic Health Center in Florida and one of the largest in the Southeast U.S. It is also one of only three U.S. universities with all six Health Science Colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine), as well as University and VA teaching hospitals on the same health science campus. The HSC also shares a 2,000-acre campus with the University of Florida and its Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Agriculture, as the #7 ranked public university in the U.S. The HSC had approximately 55% of the expenditures for research for UF in fiscal 2019, ($290M external research funding), of which $202M is federal and $147M is from NIH. The UF HSC in fiscal 2019 had 659 investigators receiving federal funds.

UF HSC has eight Institutes, which feature intercollege, multidisciplinary research and research training programs (Cancer Center, Clinical Translational Science Institute, Diabetes Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Genetics and Genomics Institute, Institute on Aging, Institute for Child Health Policy, and McKnight Brain Institute). Many MD-PhD Scholars will be affiliated with and receive PhD support from one or more of these Institutes. A Data Science Institute is rapidly developing with State of Florida financial support, as a joint venture with the College of Engineering, with a new data science building currently under construction.