Research & Clinical Trials
A key element of an academic health center is a passion to explore, discover and
innovate. The UF Health Science Center Jacksonville currently has more than 550
active studies and protocols being conducted by UF faculty in Jacksonville. Clinical
trials are research studies that allow advances in medicine, identify new treatments
and ensure safe and effective care for patients. These studies afford patients access
to novel and cutting-edge clinical programs that are often available only at an
academic health center.
The UF Health Science Center Jacksonville Office of Research Affairs is part of
the UF Division of Sponsored Research located in Gainesville, Fla., and assists
faculty and staff in obtaining and administering internal and external research
The UF Clinical Research Unit conducts Phase I and II clinical research studies
in all areas of medicine. Unlike Phase III and IV clinical trials, which are later
stages of testing involving a greater number of participants and medical facilities,
Phase I and II trials are investigations that are fresh out of the laboratory.
The IRB's primary mission is to protect the rights and welfare of participants in
human research studies (research subjects). The IRB reviews research before it is
started, and most research while it is being conducted, to assess that the research
meets appropriate ethical, federal, state and local requirements/guidelines.
The UF Center for Health Equity and Quality Research (CHEQR) supports applied research and
education on health disparities, health equity and quality of healthcare by academic
and public health care providers and community partners in Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville Health Equity Research (JaxHERO) provides the foundation for translational and evidence-based research focused on
studying and reducing health disparities while building on institutional commitments to the underserved population.
The organization's mission is to conduct community-based research in order to improve the quality of care and promote health
equity for persons living in Northeast Florida.
The Center for Health Equity and Quality Research (CHEQR) offers biostatistical
consulting and research support services to faculty, residents, fellows and other researchers.