University of Florida Health Science Center

Health Science Center
Motto Civium in moribus rei publicae salus
Motto in English The welfare of the state depends upon the morals of its citizens.[1]
Established 1956
Type Public university
Academic affiliation University of Florida
Location Gainesville and Jacksonville,
, United States
Dean Boyd Robinson, D.D.S., M.Ed. (Dentistry); Michael L. Good, M.D. (Medicine); Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine, Jacksonville); Anna McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N. (Nursing); Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. (Pharmacy); Michael G. Perri, Ph.D. (Public Health and Health Professions); James. W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Veterinary Medicine)
Senior Vice President David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D.
Students 6,159[2]
Bird's-eye view of the Health Science Center

The University of Florida Health Science Center (HSC), also known as the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, is the medical division of the University of Florida. Its primary campuses are located on the university's main campus in Gainesville, Florida and at UF Health at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. The Health Science Center comprises six colleges: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Gainesville campus is the only academic health center in the United States with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus.[3] The facility was named after the fourth president of the University of Florida, J. Hillis Miller, Sr., who served from 1947 to 1953. Miller spearheaded the effort to fund and build the university's College of Medicine and its teaching hospital, which were incorporated into the Health Science Center.

The Health Science Center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research and generates more than half of the University of Florida's total research awards. The HSC is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville. More than 6,000 students are enrolled in the six HSC academic colleges.[4]


Health Science Center Gainesville

Located at UF's main campus, the center encompasses six health colleges, six research institutes, two specialty hospitals and a teaching hospital. UF Health Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Genetics Institute, Institute on Aging and McKnight Brain Institute.

HSC Colleges (Gainesville)
College of Dentistry
College of Public Health and Health Professions
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
College of Veterinary Medicine

Health Science Center Jacksonville

Jacksonville is home to a large regional campus of UF Health, including three colleges, the UF Proton Therapy Institute, and the UF Health Jacksonville hospital.

HSC Colleges (Jacksonville)
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy


The Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master and doctoral degrees. Each of the professional colleges or programs is accredited by the appropriate agency for the profession or program.

See also


  1. University of Florida, Office of the Registrar, UF Facts and History. Retrieved April 18, 2012.
  2. Facts about the Health Science Center
  3. About the Health Science Center
  4. University of Florida, Health Science Center, Facts about the Health Science Center.
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