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    Table of Contents
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    Sponsored research overview
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    Sponsored research 1999-2000 statistics and trends
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    Graduate education overview
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    Graduate education 1999-2000 statistics and trends
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The 21stcenturyeconomy demands rapid progression from the laboratoryto the marketand the Universityof
Florida'sresearchenterpriseisevolvingtomeetthatchallenge.While U Fcontinuestooperateatthecuttingedgeof
basicresearch,funded primarilybythefederalgovernment,italsoisworking morewithindustryandfoundations
tofindwaysto make basicresearchavailableforthe publicgood.
Nowhereisthisevolution more apparentthan in oureffortsto understandthe brain and central nervoussystem.
Duringthepastdecade,theuniversityhasreceived morethan $60millionfromthefederalgovernmenttobuildand
equipastate-of-the-artbrain researchfacility. Lastyear, the university received $15 milliongiftfromthe McKnight
Brain Research Foundation, matched by$15 millionfromtheStateof Florida, toapplybasicresearchtothemorespecificproblem
of memory loss during aging.
AnexaminationofUF'sresearchfundingduringthepastdecadeillustratesthismovetowardadual basic/applied research
emphasisin all areasofthe university.As recentlyasthe 1990-91 fiscalyear, barely fifth ofthe university's research funding
came from industry and foundations. But in 1991-2000, those two areas accounted for nearly a third of our total support.
Thegrowthinrevenuefrom licensing U Ftechnologiesalsoillustratestheimportantroleappliedresearch playsattheuniversity.
The record $26.7millioninlicensing revenuethe Universityof Florida Research Foundation received lastyearisnearlyafive-fold
increase over the $5.5 million generated in 1994-95.
This evolution is also a pparentin ourg graduate education programs. Students are able to enhance their marketabilityand
scholarshipthroughahostofinnovativeprograms,includingcombined bachelor's/master'sdegrees;jointgraduate/professional
degreesortwograduatedegreesindifferentprograms; and newinterdisciplinaryprofessionalgraduatedegreessuchasthe
Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Plant Medicine and Master of Public Health.
Ourfaculty,staffandstudentshaveshownthemselvesto be remarkablyadaptabletothechanging research and graduate
education that makes UF one of the nation's premier research universities.


Win Phillips
Vice President for Research
Dean of the Graduate School


Co n e' n 's

Sponsored Research Overview ...........4

Sponsored Research 1999-2000
Statistics & Trends............................. 6

Graduate Education Overview........ 10

Graduate Education 1999-2000
Statistics & Trends........................... 12

Contact Information......................... 16

university of Florida faculty
years, beginning with the first
significant research grants in
the mid 1940s to 1986 to sur-
pass $100 million in funding.
In the last 14 years the uni-
versity has more than tripled
thatfigure, receiving a record
$339.4 million in fiscal year


versity of Florida has made in
grants are both a cause and
an effect of UF growth into
the ranksofAmerica's premier
research universities,"saidWin
Phillips, UF'svicepresidentfor
research. "This success is testi-
monytothequalityof research
by our faculty."
Like mostmajorU.S. univer-
sities, UFhashistoricallyrelied
on awards from the federal

government for the bulk of its
research funding. And while
the record $175.1 million in
for51 percentof UF's FY2000
total, awards from industry
and private foundations now
account for nearly a third (32
percent). Five years ago fed-
eral awards were 57 percent
of the total and industry and
foundation awards were only
21 percent.
Bolstered by a $15 million
grantfromthe McKnightBrain

Research Foundation to the
UF Brain Institute, foundation
awards rose 69.4 percent to
a record $60.3 million. Other
major foundation awards
included a $639,000 grant
from the Smith Richardson
Foundation to the College of
Educationtoevaluate Florida's
gram and a $510,000 grant
from the Andrew W. Mellon
College of Business to trace
linkages between universities
and businesses.

Across campus, dozens of UF researchers affiliated
with the UF Genetics Institute are delving into the
genetic codes of a host of living things.
Much of the institute's research focuses on func-
tional genomics figuring out which gene is assigned
to do which job.
The institute's new DNA Microarray Facility is vital
to this research. The facility focuses on the develop-
ment of DNA chip technology, which allows scientists

to explore the activity of thousands of genes at once
rather than individually.
One method for determining a gene's role is to
package it in a "vector," insert it into an animal, then
analyze what happens.
Among the most popular vectors is the adeno-asso-
ciated virus (AAV), which was developed for gene
therapy use at UF. Unlike some other vectors, AAV
has not been linked to any side effects. The university
is now developing a stock of AAV that will serve as the
national standard.
Researchers are optimistic that in the next few

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The Health Science Center
continues to lead in UF
research funding, bringing in
a record $173.8 million in
1999-2000, a 16.9 percent
increase over the previous
year. In addition to the McK-
night award, other major
Health ScienceCenterawards
included $973,000 from the
U.S. Army to the College
of Medicine to study cell
death following traumatic
brain injury and $450,000
to the College of Health Pro-

sessions from the National
Institutes of Health to study
treatments for children with
behavior problems.
TheCollegeof Engineering
with awards climbing 14.4
percent from 1998-99 to a
record $50.1 million.TheCol-
lege of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences gained 9.5 percent to
$30.1 million and the Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
$51.2 million.Astestamentto

the diversity of UF's research
colleges and units of the uni-
versity were up 28.6 percent
from 1998-99to$34.2 million.
UF's technology transfer
the research enterprise. In the
last five years royalty and
oped intellectual propertyhas
grown byl39percentfrom$11
million in 1995-96 to a record
$26.3 million in 1999-00. The
glaucoma drug TrusoptM and

Summary of Sponsored Research Activity
FY 1999-2000

Proposals Submilled 4,058
Grant and Contract Dollars Requested $471,998,565

Awards Received
New Awards Received
Continuations or Supplementals
Grant and Contract Dollars Awarded
Gifts for Research
Total Sponsored Research Funding
Grant and Contract Direct Expenditures
Recovered Indirect Cost Expenditures


Grant and Contract Dollars Expended $294,746,085

Projects Active During the Fiscal Year
Faculty Receiving Awards


The Institute on Aging, char-
tered in 1999, continues a half
century of aging-related research
and education at the University
of Florida. As the largest univer-
sity in the state with the largest
proportion of its population over
65, UF is uniquely positioned as
a national leader in this field.
The institute fosters multi-
disciplinary research, education

the sports drink GatoradeTM
ing for more than 84 percent
ing of other UF technologies
pushed theirrevenuesto more
than $4 million in 1999-00, a
previous year.
The resulting income is dis-
tributed, in large measure, to
faculty, departments, centers
and colleges in support of
research. It also supports the
UFRF enterprise.

and service, stimulates
increased funding and influ-
ences public policy. It is guided
by a strong core of more than
25 faculty, from diverse disci-
plines such as basic and clinical
psychology, geography, med-
icine, nursing, rehabilitation
science and sociology. This
core, with extensively funded
research, is committed to
advancing the science and prac-
tice of aging at UF.
The more than 300 faculty
associated with the institute
represent social sciences and
humanities, as well as biomedical
and clinical fields. This equal
emphasis on the psychosocial
and biomedical aspects of aging

is fairly unique in academic
aging institutions nationally.
The institute focuses on
"aging well," by identifying pro-
grams and interventions that can
contribute to the active and
healthy life of an older individual.
"These efforts really seek to
point out that when you hit the
age of 60 you are as likely to live
another 20 years most of it
healthy and active as you
are to have health problems, but
this is not a widely held per-
ception yet in the public," says
says Jeffrey W. Dwyer, Ph.D.,
a national leader in gerontology
research and health policy who is
director of the institute.
www.aging, ufl. edu

ReSEARCHOverVIEW FederalAwardsbyAgeny
$. Other r
$9.5M NIH $69.7
State/Local NSF $20.7
USDA $13.3
DOD $12.1
Industry 1% FEducation $9.0
$48.0M I HRS Administration$8.9
SEnergy $7.9
Veteran's Affairs $5.5
1 DOT $5.2
SCommerce $4.6
Foundations EPA $4.0

Other Federal $3.3
Other HHS $2.7
Research Awards by Sponsor US AID $2.4
FY 1999-2000 Dept. of Labor $1.3
HHS $1.0

Total $175.1M)

C Other Academic Units
Academic Affairs $4.11
Business Administration $5.9
Design, Construction
& Planning $4.5
Centers & Institutes $4.5
Continuing Education $0.2
Education $6.0
Fine Arts $0.08
Florida Museum of
Natural History $1.11
Health & Human
Performance $0.7
Journalism &
Communications $0.7
Law $3.2
Libraries $0.4
Instructional Resources $1.9
Research & Graduate
Programs $0.9



& Sciei

All Other
Units' -

College o
$50.1 M

Research Aw
Academic Ur




yards by Major
it FY 1999-2000

The McKnight Brain Institute
is the centerpiece of a campus-
wide research effort that involves
some 270 faculty members and
has produced dramatic results in
such areas as spinal cord regenera-
tion and gene therapy.
The tools housed in the insti-
tute's state-of-the-art building
are expected to dra-
matically enhance
efforts to develop
new approaches to
treating, curing or
preventing central
nervous system dis-
orders, which are
estimated to afflict

one in five Americans and cost
$500 billion a year.
"To the best of my knowl-
edge, there is no other academic
program anywhere with this
breadth and magnitude of mul-
tidisciplinary talent focused on
the central nervous system,"
says institute Director William
Luttge, Ph.D
The institute is home to
some of the world's most power-
ful magnetic resonance imaging
scanners; an array of micro-
scopes that capitalize on recent
breakthroughs in using dyes,
fluorescent probes, lasers and
computer-assisted image pro-

cessing; a linear accelerator
to study and deliver precision
radiation therapy deep within
the brain; and multimedia and
computer technology that will
allow faculty to project brain
dissection images onto multi-
ple computer screens or enable
physicians to transmit brain
scans of hospitalized patients to
their office computers.
These tools will help research-
ers develop better tumor destruc-
tion strategies, see more clearly
what prevents an injured spinal
cord from regenerating, under-
stand what is happening bio-
chemically in the brain of

someone with Alzheimer's dis-
ease and get a better view of
what might be amiss in someone
afflicted with depression.

www. ufbi. ufl. edu



All Other

College of j
$42.1 M .


Research Expenditures
by Sponsor
FY 1999-2000

Research Expenditures
by Major Academic Unit
FY 1999-2000


V) i* .. .


81-82 83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99-00
Fiscal Year

Sponsored Research Awards
Federal/Non- Federal
FY 1982-2000

Inthelast20yea rs,totalsponsored
research awards have grown nearly
500 percent. In FY 1999-00, federal
sponsorshipexceeded $175 million, a
figure that has more than doubled in
the last decade. Non-federal sponsor-
shipgrew24.5 percentto$164.4 million
in 1999-00,alsomorethandoubletheFY
1989-90 level.


Liberal Arts
& Sciences



$175.1 M


Awards by
Sponsor Type
FY 1991-2000

dation support boosted UF to
recordtotalsin 1999-00. Founda-
toa record $60.3 million.A$15 mil-
lion grant from the McKnight Brain
Research Foundationaccounted for
more that half of that increase.
The National Institutesof Health
(NIH) and the National Science
Foundation (NSF)accountedfor51
percentoftherecord$175.1 million
in UF federal awards. Funding
versities, foreign donors and
individuals)wasup53.2 per-
cent to $9.5 million.

Awards by
Major Academic
Unit FY 1991-2000

Awardstothe healthsciences
reached a record $173.8 million
in 1999-00,a 16.9percentincrease
over the previous year. Awards to
$50 million, up 14.4 percent from
the previousyear. Awardsto the Col-
up 9.5 percent to $30.1 million. The
Instituteof Food andAgricultural Sci-
ences (IFAS) saw a modest 3.6 per-
centincreasefromthe previousyear,
reaching$51.2 million 1999-00.The
$34.2 million for all other aca-
demic unitsin FY 1999-00 repre-
sented a28.6 percentincrease
from last year.


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87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99-00
Fiscal Year

Technology Transfer and Licensing
FY 1987-1999

In 1999-00, royaltyand licensing income rose
toa record $26.3 million.Theincomegenerated
came primarily from TrusoptTM, a glaucoma
drug licensed to Merck Pharmaceuticals,
which accountedfor58 percent.Thesports
drink GatoradeTM, licensed to Quaker
and royalties from other technologies
rose25.4 percentin 1999-00toa record
$4 million. The most recent survey by
theAssociationof UniversityTechnology
Managers(AUTM)ranked UF8thamong
all U.S. universities in licensing income.
U F'sOffice of Technology Licensing has
an active program to assist acuity members
in patenting and licensing their discoveries for
the mutual benefit of all parties. During the past
year, the numberof invention disclosures received
rose nearly24percent, U.S.patentsfiledincreased more
than 15percentandlicensesgeneratingroyaltiesincreased
nearly 29 percent to 63.


Patent & Licensing Activity FY 1991-2000
Invention U.S. Patent Licenses
Disclosures Applications U.S. Patents Generating
Fiscal YearReceived Filed Issued Royalties
1999/00 166 122 52 63
1998/99 134 106 51 49
1997/98 139 68 51 58
1996/97 103 101 47 61
1995/96 90 61 34 69
1994/95 84 100 24 64
1993/94 75 66 45 20
1992/93 90 41 45 46
1991/92 74 34 50 35
1990/91 105 45 40 18
continuations, divisionals, and reissues.

The Engineering Research
Center for Particle Science and
Technology is a collaboration
between the University of Flor-
ida, the National Science Foun-
dation and numerous industry
partners. The center was estab-
lished in 1994 to address the
need for engineers and scientists
trained in particle science tech-
nology, which impacts more
than $1 trillion in industrial
output annually.
Particle handling is a core
technology for a wide variety of
industries, from the environment
to food processing,
The ERC seeks to advance
understanding of particulate sys-
tems by creating and dem-
onstrating the scientific and

technological feasibility of inno-
vative particulate processing sys-
tems; facilitating the transfer of
research discoveries between the
ERC and industry; and devel-
oping an interdisciplinary educa-
tion program that will produce
well-prepared scientists and engi-
neers in the field.
Examples of technologies that
have advanced through the
center are:
An atomic flux coating pro-
cess capable of coating organic
or inorganic particles down to
micron size. This technology has
been applied to the generation
of nano-thin biodegradable coat-
ings on drug particles for pulmo-
nary drug delivery systems.

A cost-effective, environ-
mentally friendly drinking
A process for coating filter
media with metal hydroxides,
resulting in the effective removal
of viruses and bacteria from
aqueous streams.
www. erc. ufl. edu


during a period of flat
the University of Florida con-
tinues to show impressive
graduate enrollmentgrowth,
thanksto a strong institutional
commitment in the form of
financialsupportand innova-
tive new programs.
A recent survey by the
Council of Graduate Schools
found that graduate enroll-
mentshowedonlya 1 percent
increase between 1986 and
1998 and a 1 percent

decrease between 1997 and
1998. Counter to this trend,
graduate enrollment at UF
Fall 1998 and Fall 1999 fol-
lowing a 9 percent increase
the previous year.
Fall 1999 graduate enroll-
ment was 8,231 with 2,834
doctoral students and 5,397
master's students. From
August 1999 through May
595 doctoral degrees and
2,113 master's degrees.
the nation'sfinestgraduatestu-

m Brain

A new software program developed by
University of Florida doctoral students
Didem Giskgay and Cicile Mohr helps
researchers more precisely map brain activi-
ties, which is expected to help make brain
surgery more exact and improve rehabilita-
tion of people with brain disease or injury.
"The cerebral cortex is a crumpled struc-
ture made up of bumps and grooves," said GSkgay, a doctoral student in computer and
information sciences who conducted her research at UF's Brain Institute. "Think of
frying a piece of bacon or crumpling a piece of paper. The results will look different
each time. The crumples across brains are not the same, and their shapes and sizes can
be very different as well."
GiSkgay's program provides researchers with an easy, flexible tool for tracing sections
of the twisting, turning, three-dimensional cortex where two-thirds of brain function
takes place.

dents is reflected in the $61
million in stipends and tuition
provided last year through
Alumni Graduate Fellowships,
Named PresidentialFellowships,
Grinter Fellowships, Graduate
Minority Fellowships, and
research, teaching and gradu-
ate assistantships.
In response to student and
industrydemands, alongwith
marked advances in technol-
ogyand research, the Gradu-
ate School approved 13 new


degree programs supported
dents are able to enhance
their marketability and schol-
grams such as the combined
bachelor's/master's degree
programs, which permit up
to 12 hours of graduate-level
courseworkto becountedfor
both degrees.
Joint degrees lead to a
degreesin differentprograms,
allowing a specified number
of credits to dual count for

both degrees. Students also
can choose to pursue two
on an individualized basis. In
it takes to earn their degrees
by a full semester, these stu-
dents are able to combine
contemporary issues from a
unique perspective.
Collegesand departments
have also partnered to offer
three new interdisciplinary
for the Doctor of Audiology,
Doctorof Plant Medicine and

Master of Public Health. The
AuD degree program, taught
bygraduatefacultyin the Col-
leges of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences and Health Professions
can be attained via distance
learning or in the traditional
campus environment.
The Colleges of Health and
Human Performance, Health
Professions, Medicine, and
Pharmacy are offering the
MPH degreeincollaboration.
Although students apply to
this program through one of
the colleges, they are able to
choose from a wide variety

of courses and benefit from a
legesto correspond with their
research interests.
Graduate faculty from six
departmentsin the College of
Agriculturaland LifeSciences
have teamed up to offer the
new Doctorof Plant Medicine
degreeprogram, developedto
meet the growing needs of
farmers and horticulturists.
students at the University of
Florida continued to include
more minority students and
women. Asian/Pacific Island

enrollment increased 6.4 per-
cent, Africa n-American enroll-
mentincreased 15.95 percent
and Hispanic enrollment
increased 15.8 percent.
Enrollment of women was up
11 percent to 3,757 and
females nowcomprise 45 per-
cent of the graduate student
UF is a national leader
in the development of elec-
(ETD).Afterconducting a suc-
cessful pilot program for the
lastthreeyears, graduate stu-
dents admitted for Fall 2001
will be required to submit
their theses and dissertations
through the ETD program.
Among the benefits of ETDs
are greater accessibility to
scholarship, opportunities to
Graduate School is working
withtheOfficeof Instructional
Resources and the Smathers
Libraries to provide editorial,
for the ETD program.


1- Graduate
oo Applicants
0oo 1991-2000

So During 1999-2000, the
So university received 14,281
graduate applications and
...... Compared to 1998-99,
applications increased by
grew by 22 percent.

GRADuateOver EW

Graduate Enrollment
Fall 1990-1999

A record graduate student
enrollment of 8,231 in Fall 1999
reflects the university's efforts to
increase graduate enrollment by
colleges and departments and by
offering innovative programs.

Graduate Enrollment by College/School, 1999-2000


Graduate Enrollment


Graduate Enrollment

Agriculture & Life Sciences
Building Construction
Business Administration
Design, Construction & Planning
Fine Arts
Health Professions


Health & Human Performance
Journalism & Communications
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Natural Resources & Environment
Veterinary Medicine
Special Programs*





00 ITotal Minority Enrollment
'00 Fall 1990-1999
I :~: I 100
4 1 ,African American enrollment
increased by 15.9percentbetween
1998 and 1999, and Hispanic
American enrollment grew by
15.8 percent. EnrollmentforAsian
.grew by 6.4 and 10.5 percent,

Enrollment of Women
Fall 1990-1999

enrollment was 3,757 in
Fall 1999, an 11 percent
increase over the previous
increased 8.6 percent. The
overall graduate student
population remained at
45 percentforthe second
consecutive year.

GRADuateOver EW

Doctoral Degrees
Awarded 1991-2000

The 394 Ph.D. degrees
awarded in 1999-2000 repre-
sented aslightdecreasefromthe
434 awarded in 1998-99, but
this was offset by an increase
such asthe Doctorof Audiology
and the Doctor of Education,
which pushedthetotaldoctoral
degrees awarded to 595.

]I Ph.D. Degrees

'I SpecializedDoctoralDegrees

Master's Degrees
Awarded 1991-2000
The university awarded
2,113 master's degrees in
1999-2000, a 5 percent
increase over 1998-99.



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Office of Research &
Graduate Programs

Winfred M. Phillips, D.Sc.
Vice Presidentfor Research &
Dean of the Graduate School
223 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(352) 392-1582

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Thomas Walsh, Ph.D.
Director of Sponsored
(352) 392-1582

(352) 392-4804

(352) 392-9267

(352) 392-5991

Kenneth J. Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Associate DeanforAcademic
Programsand StudentAffairs
(352) 392-6622

Graduate Records
(352) 392-4643

Theses and Dissertations
(352) 392-1282

Graduate Minority Programs
(352) 392-6444

Data Management
(352) 392-6623

Frank Ward
Business Manager
(352) 392-5221

Thomas Walsh, Ph.D.
Interim Director of
Technology Licensing
(352) 392-8929

Joseph M. Kays
Director of Research
(352) 392-8229

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