Dr. Bernie Machen

Dr. Win Phillips
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Board of Trustees

Carlos Alfonso, Tampa
Tony Brennan, Gainesville
Marshall M. Criser Jr., Jacksonville
Roland Daniels, Gainesville
Manny A. Fernandez, Fort Myers
Kyle Jones, Gainesville
W.A. "Mac" McGriff III, Jacksonville
Joelen Merkel, Boca Raton
Dianna Fuller Morgan, Orlando
Cynthia O'Connell, Tallahassee
Earl W. Powell, Miami
Albert W. Thweatt Sr., Petersburg VA
Alfred C. Warrington IV, Houston TX

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Research Briefs

Perceiving Pain

Dozens of UF researchers are seeking a better understanding of the myriad of factors that influence how pain affects people.

Catfish Hunters

Scientists worldwide aim to identify all the remaining species of catfish, before its too late.

Storm Warning

UF engineers are helping to more accuratelly predict hurricanes' destructive foreces.

Documenting Difference Makers

UFs Documentary Institute is carving a niche in the film world as a producer of fine documentaries about civil rights leaders.

Confirming Corridors

The largest scale study of its kind ever seeks to answer a question that has bedeviled biologists for decades — whether wildlife corridor really help wildlife and plants