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Research Growth

With approximately $19M in research funding the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ research funding has more than doubled over the last decade. The college’s faculty members are among the most productive at the University of Florida and continue to build new research programs while expanding others. The college recently established the Florida Trauma Rehabilitation Center for Returning MilitaryPersonnel to advance rehabilitation science for a growing population of service members with complex and severe injuries. New environmental and global public health faculty are examining strategies to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases and the overall effect of environmental factors on human health. Pediatric research has also seen an expansion with the development of clinical and translational studies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In recent years major awards to the college have supported a broad range of topics including Medicaid reform, weight management, infectious disease transmission, fear and anxiety, and patient treatment decisions.