Tuesday, July 31, 2018
UF Smashes Research Awards Record with $837.6 Million in Fiscal Year 2018

The University of Florida (UF) received a record $837.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2018, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal year 2016 by $113.6 million, or nearly 16 percent. This significant increase was largely due to increased funding from the federal government, reaching a record high of $560.6 million, a nearly 23 percent increase over last year. ..

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
National Landmark Study to Examine Child Anxiety Treatments

The Florida International University Center for Children and Families has been approved for funding of nearly $3 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as part of a landmark study on child anxiety. This multiyear national study is the largest multisite clinical trial to examine face-to-face and internet-based therapy for children with anxiety. ..

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
German TV Show Features Mission of Naples-Based Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

The popular German TV show, Nano, on 3 SAT, which some liken to America’s “60 Minutes”, recently presented as its lead segment an interview with Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc., and his wife Rainey, Vice President, discussing the possibility that germs might play a role in the causation of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Naples-based public benefit corporation seeks to accelerate and deepen scientific investigations into the possible role of infectious agents as the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease. ..

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Breaking Down What USF's Preeminence Means

In the minutes following last week's Florida Board of Governors' vote establishing the University of South Florida (USF) as the state's third preeminent university, USF System President Judy Genshaft was savoring the accomplishment, but already looking ahead. ..

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hemispherx Biopharma and Roswell Park Plan Phase I/II Study of Ampligen Plus Checkpoint Inhibitors

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) and Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. plan to expand their existing scientific collaboration to advance the clinical development of Ampligen – an investigational immune-enhancing TLR3 agonist – which has shown promise in preclinical studies when combined with checkpoint inhibitors to treat certain cancers. ..

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Saturday, April 07, 2018
The Florida Council of 100 Releases "Best Practices in Business-Academic R&D Collaboration" and "100 University Ideas for Enhancing Business-University Collaboration in Florida"

The Florida Council of 100 has released two reports to address areas for improvement in university research and development (R&D) commercialization efforts. The first report outlines three umbrella suggestions: recruit and empower a world class faculty and staff, build a robust basic and applied RA&D machine, and enhance the commercialized mission. The second report lists 100 suggestions to encourage engagement and innovation between businesses and universities. ..

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Monday, December 11, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Establish New Aviation and Engineering Research Center in Florida

A new project at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus, funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce through its Economic Development Administration (EDA), is expected to create 387 new jobs and spur $1.6 million in private investment.  ..

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Friday, December 08, 2017
UF climbs to 14th among public universities with $791 million in research expenditures

A new report from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Florida’s record $791 million in research expenditures in 2016 pushed it from 16th to 14th among public universities in a national ranking of R&D spending.  ..

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Institute for Commercialization of Public Research Delivers $970 Million Impact to Florida Seven-Year Impacts Increased Significantly as Companies Continued to Grow

The study measured economic impacts of the Institute between during FY 2016-17 to update prior years’ studies, and concluded that the organization’s impact throughout the state of Florida increased significantly as more companies continue to grow, create jobs, raise investment capital and bring innovative products to market. ..

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Monday, September 25, 2017
UCF Reports $136 Million in Research Funding in FY17

UCF faculty brought in $136 million in research funding in 2017, a year that was also marked by national recognition for the number of patents issued to UCF, tech transfer excellence and overall innovation.  ..

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