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UF Rising: Global Health Initiative

Dr. Janet YamamotoThe University of Florida is identifying, recruiting, and hiring faculty capable of taking on the biggest challenges. We want to lead efforts to feed the world, to lift a continent out of poverty, and to have data serve us, not overwhelm us. We’re focusing our brain gain in areas where we can make the most impact to move all of UF in the same direction: upward.

UF has created a special website dedicated to UF Rising, highlighting projects and progress that move the university closer to the goal of preeminent standing among the nation’s best public universities. There is a plan, backed by nearly a billion dollars and some of that funding is directed toward interdisciplinary research initiatives throughout the university.

One such project, a collaboration between the leaders of the colleges of veterinary medicine and public health and health professions, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, is a Global Health Initiative. Learn more about that initiative and others that a part of UF’s preeminence campaign here.