Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

The UF Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology has a strong history of research funding and provides extensive laboratory space, pre- and post-award clerical staff, and other resources dedicated to assist investigators for successful state-of-the-art research. The Department of Neurology is a primary research partner with the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. In 2014-2015 the Department had over $1,700,000 in direct cost expenditures from the NIH and the VA and additionally over $500,000 in direct costs supported by industry, foundations and the University. Recent APK grants not included in this total are 4 new NIH research grants, one NIH T32 training grant, 1 Department of Defense grant and 2 American Heart Association grants. The department has extensive dedicated research space with 8,869 square ft. for animal research and 7839 sq ft. for human research. We have 2 dedicated transportation vehicles and patient parking areas to transport research subjects to and from UF Health and College of Medicine facilities. Our laboratories include several shared core facilities with state-of-the art equipment for cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical analyses, neuroimaging analyses, electrophysiology, locomotion, exercise training and motor performance evaluation. The department has 17 tenure track faculty whose academic productivity remains very high, with 89 pier reviewed research papers published in 2014-2015. The average Web of Science h-index for tenure track faculty as of fall 2015 was 26.