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Communication efforts and recommendations to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy:

Ann Christiano, 

COVID-19 variants:

John Lednicky, for interviews please schedule with Ken Garcia at 

COVID-19 vaccines and herd immunity:

Cindy Prins, for interviews please schedule with Ken Garcia at 

  • Clinical associate professor of epidemiology
  • UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ assistant dean for educational affairs
  • Compliance with vaccine recommendations, prevention of healthcare-associated infections
  • As seen in the Christian Science Monitor, "Florida put seniors first. How that changed its pandemic response."

U.S. infrastructure: 

Jennifer Bridge, 

  • Associate professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
  • Director of the Smart Infrastructure Management Laboratory 
  • Data-driven decision support for infrastructure management, Compact radars sensors for bridge and coastal monitoring applications

Hate crimes:

Katheryn Russell-Brown,

  • Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law 
  • Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
  • Campus Climate, Criminal Law, Race & Crime 

Special-purpose acquisition companies, the stock market and corporate finance:

Jay Ritter,

  • Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar in the Warrington College of Business
  • Initial public offerings, asset pricing, valuation, investment banking 
  • As seen in Yahoo! News "SPAC issuance at record highs

Artifical Intelligence:

Erik Deumans,  

  • Director of UF Information Technology Research Computing and scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics.
  • AI in higher education, high-performance computing, UF's AI initiative 

Azra Bihorac, for interviews please schedule with Ken Garcia at

  • R. Glenn Davis Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology in the UF College of Medicine’s division of nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantation
  • AI in healthcare, algorithms and diagnoses, recovery from critical illness

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The following researchers are recipients of the Research Promotion Initiative award and have stood out among their peers for published research in their respective areas.

Educational equity and quality:

Chris Redding,

Smart and Sustainable Energy:

Prabir Barooah,