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30+ Programs, Projects and Partnerships*

*This includes just some of our impacts in Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys, including the Everglades and IFAS’s Homestead research facility. This does not include Broward or other counties.

  • Partnership with Miami Dade College and UF to offer a bachelor’s degree in art or music through the New World School of the Arts
  • Improving school readiness and enhancing student learning since 2002 through UF Lastinger Center for Learning programs
  • UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center to enhance the care for homeless animals
  • The UF College of Dentistry’s Hialeah Dental Center is providing dental care to thousands in the community
  • UF Pharmacy researchers discovering cancer-killing compounds in the Florida Keys
  • Involvement in the Florida Climate Institute at UF, which works to better understand climate variability, change and its impacts on society
  • Bringing the arts to STEM education at St. Thomas Episcopal School with plans to train other elementary educators statewide
  • Area Health Education Center programs at UF, UM, FSU, USF and Nova Southeastern University working to develop the state’s safety net healthcare system and promote tobacco cessation and prevention
  • Partnership with UF and UM on metabolomics and nanotechnology research to advance cancer treatment and prevention
  • The Bob Graham Center for Public Service partnering with the Everglades Foundation to support restoration work and turn knowledge into action
  • With 3-D laser scanning, UF College of Design, Construction & Planning experts and students work to preserve and protect Miami’s architectural heritage such as the Miami Marine Stadium and former Bacardi Headquarters
  • The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Tropical Research and Education center works to protect Miami-Dade’s agriculture and keep fruit fresh and safe
  • UF IFAS efforts in Miami-Dade develop irrigation apps that reduce water use, protecting native species and saving endangered orchids
  • Along with student chapters from UM and FIU, UF Engineering students participate in the Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship competition hosted by the Association of Cuban-American Engineers
  • UF Engineering research in transportation and infrastructure impacts policy and planning across Miami-Dade County and the state
  • Working to make streets safer through UF’s College of Health and Human Performance’s partnership with Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
  • Assessing healthcare and educational needs of children in Miami-Dade County through UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, which also provides the gold standard for population data in the state
  • Funded by a CDC grant, UF leads a collaborative research program with scientists from FIU, UM and USF to prevent the spread of the Zika virus and its effects