Hector H. Sandoval
Founded in 2008, University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UF CTSI) is the academic hub for clinical and translational science throughout the University and the State of Florida. The mission of UF’s CTSI is to improve human health by strengthening the University’s ability to conduct clinical and translational research.
Over one thousand researchers are associated with the CTSI and benefit from its services and resources. This project investigates individual research records on external funding, the number and quality of publications, and follows a quasi-experimental approach to estimate the effects of CTSI’s association on research productivity. Additionally, the project analyzes the expenditures of CTSI along with the associated increase in external funding attracted by CTSI researchers, which contributes to the regional economy of Alachua County and the State of Florida through the creation of jobs, purchases of products / services from local industries, and corresponding household spending.