Center for Brain Injury Research and Education

The Center for Brain Injury Research and Education is housed within the Shands Critical Care & Trauma Center. The Center is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients with brain injury through innovative research, and technological and educational initiatives.




The Department of Emergency Medicine takes an active interest in EMS, and sees the role of emergency physicians as vital to the provision of pre-hospital care of the highest quality. Several faculty members have special expertise and experience in various sizes and various types of EMS systems.


Equal Access Clinic

Once a month Emergency Medicine faculty work with UF Medical Students at the Equal Access Clinic. This clinic provides medical care to the underserved of Gainesville. One of our faculty, Dr. Hoelle won the 2006 Equal Access Clinic Faculty Service Award.



In the aftermath of the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reevaluated its space shuttle medical-support program and contingency plans in case of a launch or landing mishap. Following an in-depth selection process, the agency awarded the shuttle medical department support contract to the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. The Department of Emergency Medicine will supply physicians who can operate in the pre-hospital environment, and have knowledge of both trauma care and medical resuscitation.

On July 21, 2011 the UF EM Medical Support Team supported NASA’s final space shuttle mission. The team will continue to support any future manned space flight missions.