UF Research Community Joins Hands to Donate Gloves, Masks and Other PPE


UF Research Community Joins Hands to Donate Gloves, Masks and Other PPE

The same personal protective equipment (PPE) that is used in research labs is also used in clinical settings. Currently, this equipment is incredibly valuable as health workers are on the front lines treating COVID-19. In keeping with the UF spirit of collaboration and innovation, researchers from across the University of Florida donated thousands of PPE to support local medical workers.The solicitation of the donation drive was orchestrated by UF|Research.

The donated supplies, including gloves, masks, and suits, were collected at UF ICBR and made ready for distribution across UF Health facilities by a team from the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Reflecting on the volume of donations, Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul director of ICBR said, “it is pretty impressive; it makes one proud of our Gator community!”

“People were extraordinarily generous, and we could not have been as efficient and effective with the gathering and organization if it were not for the nursing staff that Dr. Brian Sevier sent over from his staff,”

Thank you organizers

For your amazing effort facilitating and collecting donations!
Diane BiernackiJanet KingSocorro (Tet) Pata
Diane BiernackiKimberly GarrettSocorro (Tet) Pata
Jerylen CaraecleHeather HarrisonJamie Thomas
Charles ChurchJanet KingJessica Thomas

Among the departments and colleges that donated:

We appreciate your generosity and support, and thanks to those in the UF Research community that donated anonymously!
APK facultyDr. Martha Campbell-ThompsonLicht Lab
APK facultyDr. MareciLicht Lab
Bryont Bonning - EntomologyDr. Mark Segal LabMBI/AMRIS
Biology lab of Hannah Vander ZandenDr. Martha Campbell-ThompsonMCS teaching lab of Jeff Young
Christopher JanelleDrs. Pam and Doug Soltis LabOkunieff Lab
Clanton LabDr. Peter HansenPaul Davenport
CTSI/CRCDr. Volker Mai LabRachata Muneepeerakul
Curtiss LabDr. Yanping Zhang - ICBRResnick Lab
Daegling LabDurham LabReview
David SteadmanFL Museum of Natural HistoryRhoel Diglasan
Drs. A Stein and J ByrdHarris labRiccardo Beviacqua
Dr. Cook - SHARCIntegrative Cardiovascular Physiology LabVet Med
Dr. HughJ Clayton Pruitt Family DeptWallace Research Lab
Dr. Jeannean BradyJulia MorrisroeYamamoto Lab

Additionally, a number of donations were also collected from anonymous donors in the UF Research community.

These researchers aren’t the only ones stepping up to support their clinical colleagues. Here are a few other collection efforts happening across UF.