Message from the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

With safer drugs and better patient outcomes coming, we hope you will consider getting in on the ground floor.

By: Elizabeth Zipper

Dear alumni and friends, 

Exciting things are on the horizon, as the UF College of Pharmacy is one of three colleges occupying the university’s newest, flagship building: the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology. A donation from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky and NVIDIA, the leading artificial intelligence computing company he co-founded, will help establish this facility as the heart of artificial intelligence research and innovation at UF. Not only will Malachowsky Hall be centrally located on campus, but it will serve as an interdisciplinary hub for collaboration. Complementing the state-of-the-art building is the addition of UF’s new supercomputer — the fastest AI computer in all of higher education. 

The UF College of Pharmacy will occupy a portion of the seven-story building, thus aiding our growing demand for experts in the use of health care data. Our occupants will consist of faculty, graduate students and trainees from the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety, as well as other data science faculty. In addition, the building will serve as the home for the state of Florida’s Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research. 

Our faculty have long led the way in analyzing and improving health outcomes for Floridians. Students and trainees in our college need ample space and opportunity to converge with these drug safety experts. Our goal is to groom the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists into leaders in understanding, developing and using integrative health data models to answer pharmacy’s biggest questions around safety and medicine. 

With big vision comes big goals — and we have them. We are hopeful that if safer drugs and better patient outcomes are one of your priorities, you will consider getting in on the ground floor with us through a gift or pledge to our college. There are many ways to give, flexible to your comfort level, and we would love to work with you to accomplish one of the college’s greatest needs — a place to call home for some of our brightest minds who employ AI to solve today’s problems for a safer tomorrow.

Elizabeth Zipper
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs | 352-273-6605