Florida universities are home to some of the best and brightest talent to help in the fight against COVID-19. This site brings together university resources that can potentially assist in the high-priority research needs of this pandemic. Find research faculty experts, centers and institutes, university departments, colleges of medicine and public health, departments of infectious disease, discussion groups, videos, faculty publications, and more.

Faculty Experts

Find research partners among faculty experts and specialized centers and institutes across disciplines—from infectious diseases and emerging pathogens to statistics and biochemistry.

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Necibe Tuncer

Department of Mathematical Sci

FAU

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Lyndsay Rhodes

Biological Sciences

FGCU

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David Morgan

Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

USF

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Raid Amin

Mathematics & Statistics

UWF

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David Meckes

Medicine Biomedical Sciences

FSU

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Peter Holland

Integrated Medical Science

FAU

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Kathleen Ryan

MD-Peds Infectious Diseases

UF

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Erin Largo-Wight

Public Health

UNF

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Ulas Bagci

Computer Science

UCF

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Esther Guzmán

Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology Research

FAU

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Wasim Maziak

Epidemiology

FIU

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Alberto Caban-Martinez

MSOM Public Health Sciences

UM

Videos

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Centers | Colleges | Departments

Discover leading-edge specialized centers and institutes focusing on COVID-19 and related research, as well as colleges of medicine and public health and departments of infectious diseases.

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Research Centers & Institutes

Leading Edge

Emerging Pathogens Institute UF
One Health Center for Excellence UF

Biomolecular Sciences Institute FIU
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences UCF
Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology UF
Center for Medicine and Public Health FSU
Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology FAU
Center for Molecular Delivery USF
Center for Molecular Microbiology UF
Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine UF
Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology UF
Center on Global Health FSU
Clinical and Translational Science Institute UF
Florida Prevention Research Center USF
GeoData Center UWF
Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research USF
Global Health Consortium FIU
Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-Health) FAU
Institute for Therapeutic Innovation UF
Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology FIU
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Funding Opportunities | Blogs | Websites

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Faculty Research Publications via Pubmed

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Latin American healthcare systems in times of pandemic.

Dev World Bioeth. 2020 Apr 13;:

Authors: Litewka SG, Heitman E

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The COVID- 19 pandemic is a critical test for the already overburdened and mostly underfunded public healthcare systems of Latin America. In a region that suffers from severe inequalities, public healthcare systems are the only source of medical care for a large sector of the population who work in the informal economy or are unemployed. State-run hospitals and clinics are already overstressed by continuous demand for treatment of vector-borne diseases and community-acquired infections as well as high rates of non-communicable diseases. Ideological misconceptions and denial among Latin America's political leaders prevented timely preparations for the pandemic and added to chronic governance problems. As ethical expertise in Latin America focuses on research ethics, few hospitals in the region have functioning clinical ethics committees or clinical ethics policy, forcing healthcare personnel to make excruciating treatment decisions in an environment dominated by material scarcity and public distrust. This essay examines the emergence of COVID-19 in Latin America and the serious challenge that it poses for Latin America's public healthcare systems.

PMID: 32282974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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COVID-19 - A Guide to Rapid Implementation of Telehealth Services: A Playbook for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Apr 10;:

Authors: Berg EA, Picoraro JA, Miller SD, Srinath A, Franciosi JP, Hayes CE, Farrell PR, Cole CR, LeLeiko NS

PMID: 32282628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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COVID-19 in Children in the United States: Intensive Care Admissions, Estimated Total Infected, and Projected Numbers of Severe Pediatric Cases in 2020.

J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020 Apr 10;:

Authors: Pathak EB, Salemi JL, Sobers N, Menard J, Hambleton IR

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IMPORTANCE: A surge in severe cases of COVID-19 in children would present unique challenges for hospitals and public health preparedness efforts in the United States.
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence-based estimates of children infected with SARS-CoV-2 and projected cumulative numbers of severely ill pediatric COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization during the US 2020 pandemic.
DESIGN: Empirical case projection study MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES:: Adjusted pediatric severity proportions and adjusted pediatric criticality proportions were derived from clinical and spatiotemporal modelling studies of the COVID-19 epidemic in China for the period Jan-Feb 2020. Estimates of total children infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the US through April 6, 2020 were calculated using US pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) cases and the adjusted pediatric criticality proportion. Projected numbers of severely and critically ill children with COVID-19 were derived by applying the adjusted severity and criticality proportions to US population data, under several scenarios of cumulative pediatric infection proportion (CPIP).
RESULTS: By April 6, 2020, there were 74 children who had been reported admitted to PICUs in 19 states, reflecting an estimated 176 190 children nationwide infected with SARS-CoV-2 (52 381 infants and toddlers <2 years, 42 857 children 2-11 years, and 80 952 children 12-17 years). Under a CPIP scenario of 5%, there would be 3.7 million children infected with SARS-CoV-2, 9907 severely ill children requiring hospitalization, and 1086 critically ill children requiring PICU admission. Under a CPIP scenario of 50%, 10 865 children would require PICU admission, 99 073 would require hospitalization for severe pneumonia, and 37.0 million would be infected with SARS-CoV-2.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Because there are 74.0 million children 0-17 years old in the US, the projected numbers of severe cases could overwhelm available pediatric hospital care resources under several moderate CPIP scenarios, despite lower severity of COVID-19 in children than in adults.

PMID: 32282440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Is There a Role for Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) as a Novel Treatment for Refractory COVID-19 Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)?

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Mar 20;:

Authors: Moore HB, Barrett CD, Moore EE, McIntyre RC, Moore PK, Talmor DS, Moore FA, Yaffe MB

PMID: 32281766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]