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File #: 180456.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 10/10/2018 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 10/18/2018 Final action: 10/18/2018
Title: University of Florida-City of Gainesville Research Projects - Community Showcase Update (B)
Attachments: 1. 180456A_UF-City Community Showcase Update (B) Video_20181018.pdf
University of Florida-City of Gainesville Research Projects - Community Showcase Update (B)

In April 2017, more than $300,000 was provided by the University of Florida (UF), UF Health and Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) to UF faculty, city experts and community partners to research solutions addressing real-world problems in Gainesville. At that time, UF received 62 proposals from about 40 departments and centers. The proposals covered a broad range of topics, including health and wellness, smart cities, economic development and equity.

On October 9th, the University of Florida, in partnership with the City of Gainesville, hosted a community showcase to recognize the impact of the projects, which have supported implementation of the city and UF’s respective strategic plans. The event highlighted the efforts of seven UF-City of Gainesville research award recipients and discussed the broader community impacts arising from their research.

The award winners and research projects were:
PI = Primary investigator
Co-PI = Co-primary investigator

Dr. Michael Morris, Ph.D., PI: The Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program
Co-PI Dr. Jamie Kraft, Ph.D.

Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., PI: Public Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Technology
Co-PI Dr. Nithin Agarwal, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Chacko, M.D., PI: Community Resource Paramedic: An Innovative Approach to Meeting the Needs of Gainesville’s Most Vulnerable Populations
Co-PIs Dr. Laura Guyer, Ph.D., and Mr. David Sutton

Dr. Jose Fortes, Ph.D., PI: Data-centric Modeling and Support of the Lifecycle of the Gainesville Businesses
Co-PIs Dr. Christopher McCarty, Ph.D.; Dr. Renato Figueiredo, Ph.D.; Dr. Erik Bredfeldt ,Ph.D.; and Ms. Lila Stewart

Dr. Kathryn Frank, Ph.D., PI: Neighborhoods as Community Assets-Preparing for the Future While Protecting Neighborhoods
Co-PIs Dr. Kristin Larsen, Ph.D.; Dr. Laura Dedenbach, Ph.D.; and Ms. Tyeshia Redden

Dr. Herman Knopf, Ph.D., PI: Building a Pa...

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