Centers & Programs
Many of the Department of Pediatrics faculty are active researchers with interests and areas of expertise in most of the main and multiple sub-specialty therapeutic areas. In 2013 departmental Primary Investigators received multiple new awards totaling $14,266,655. These awards for basic science projects, clinical trials and community outreach initiatives are supported by agencies including: Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, Amicus Therapeutics, Audentes Therapeutics, Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Cure Duchenne, Eli Lilly and Company, Florida Department of Health, Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, JAEB Center for Health Research, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Institute Health (NIH), US Department of Defense, Sanofi, Sangamo Biosciences, and Pfizer Inc..
- B.J. and Eve Wilder Center of Excellence for Epilepsy Research
- Center for Breastfeeding and Newborns
- Child Health Research Institute
- Family Data Center
- Glycogen Storage Disease Program
- Powell Gene Therapy Center
- Powell Center for Rare Disease Research and Therapy
Centers of Excellence
The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics hosts several centers of excellence, which are multidisciplinary clinical care centers that provide expert treatment for common, as well as rare conditions, and lead to new discoveries and improved therapy. Our centers of excellence are multidisciplinary and also include research components. Below is a listing of UF Department of Pediatrics Centers of Excellence.
- Congenital Heart Center
- Diabetes Center of Excellence
- Pediatric Asthma Center
- Pediatric Cardiac MRI/CT Center
- Pediatric Sarcoma Center
- Pediatric Neuromuscular and Orphan Diseases Care Center
- Turner Syndrome Center
Pediatrics Clinical Trials
For those patients and families that may be interested in participating in a clinical trial, you can search the UF StudyConnect database to find a study that might be relevant to your situation. Find out more about Pediatrics Clinical Trials.