Group Title: University of Florida Office of Research and the Graduate School annual report
Title: Annual report
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Title: Annual report
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Creator: University of Florida. Office of Research.
Publisher: The Office,
Publication Date: 2009
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The 2008-09 fiscal year
was a testament to the com-
mitment and creativity of
University of Florida faculty,
who earned $574 million in
research awards despite
some of the most challenging
economic conditions since the
Great Depression.
Our researchers brought
in these contracts and grants
during a period when head-
lines talked of hiring freezes
DR. WIN PHILLIPS, VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
and budget cuts.
In addition to furthering science, this funding impacts all facets of Flor-
ida's economy, benefiting everyone from construction workers to graduate
students. According to economic impact methodology from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce, UF research funding generates more than $1.2 billion
in business activity and 10,500 jobs.
I believe there are several key reasons why our faculty have been suc-
cessful despite the economic downturn.
One is that UF faculty are increasingly competitive with their national
and international peers. Federal awards, which account for 59 percent of
UF's total, rose 4.3 percent last year, led by the National Institutes of Health
and the National Science Foundation.
In addition, collaborations with respected organizations like Scripps
Florida, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Moffitt Cancer
Center help us to better leverage our respective scientific expertise.
And we have emphasized break-the-mold multidisciplinary efforts,
such as the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Florida Institute for Sustain-
able Energy and the Water Institute.
Finally, we are developing a mix of basic and applied research, as
reflected in the growth of our technology transfer and commercialization
efforts. Last year, UF spinoffs cracked the $100 million mark in venture
capital investment for the first time.
Together, our faculty's excellence and our growth as a research institu-
tion seem to have reached a critical mass. This is clear not only from dollars
going into research, but also the results. UF-authored papers now appear
regularly in such prominent journals as the NewEngland Journal of Medi-
cine, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Clearly, our faculty have faced the recent economic challenges with
the same professionalism that has helped to make UF a leading national
research institution. As the economy improves, we look forward to even
more successes.

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NEARLY 2,000 UF RESEARCHERS
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THAN 6,900 PROJECTS, EMPLOYING
THOUSANDS MORE TECHNICIANS AND
STUDENTS TO ASSIST THEM. FROM
MICROBIOLOGISTS WHO PIPETTE DNA
SAMPLES TO FABRICATORS WHO CREATE
SPECIALIZED PARTS FOR NEW MACHINES,
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OFTEN, THE RESULTS OF OUR RESEARCH HAVE

COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL. UF HAS ONE OF THE

NATION'S MOST AGGRESSIVE AND SUCCESSFUL

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING EFFORTS, WHICH HAS

GENERATED MORE THAN 100 NEW COMPANIES

OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. THE OFFICE OF

TECHNOLOGY LICENSING WORKS CLOSELY WITH

OUR RESEARCHERS TO PROTECT THEIR INTELLECTUAL

PROPERTY AND TO MOVE PROMISING TECHNOLOGIES

INTO THE MARKETPLACE. BY PAIRING SCIENTISTS

WITH EXPERIENCED BUSINESS PEOPLE, THE UNIVERSITY

INCREASES THE CHANCES FOR A COMMERCIAL

SUCCESS. THE UNIVERSITY USES THE REVENUE FROM

THOSE SUCCESSES TO SUPPORT NEW RESEARCH,

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