Overview

We are seeking gifts of $2,000,001 each for the following endowed professorships in Aquatic Animal Health. Each gift is matched dollar for dollar by the state of Florida and is used to support a faculty position in the designated discipline.

  • Marine Mammal Health (2 professorships sought in this category)– Each professorship will support a new faculty position to provide clinical care, research, training and/or outreach related to the health of marine mammals with emphasis on the Florida manatee. These can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Fish Health (2 professorships sought in this category)– Each professorship will support a new faculty position to provide clinical care, research, training and/or outreach related to the health of marine and freshwater fish with emphasis on species native to Florida or those of significance to Florida’s aquaculture industries. These can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Sea Turtle Health– This will support new faculty position to provide clinical care, research, training and/or outreach related to the health of marine mammals with emphasis on species native to Florida. This can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Aquatic Environmental Health– This will support a new faculty position to provide research, training and/or outreach related to the health of the many and diverse aquatic environments of Florida. This can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Aquatic Animal Stranding Response Coordinator– This will support a new faculty position and provide core infrastructure for the UF Stranding Response Team. This team responds to marine mammals, sea turtles, and other aquatic animal emergencies such as oil spills or other environmental catastrophes. This can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Aquatic Bird Health– This will support a new faculty position to provide clinical care, research, training and/or outreach related to the health of aquatic birds with emphasis on species native to Florida. This can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Health– This will support a new faculty position to provide clinical care, research, training and/or outreach related to the health of marine and freshwater invertebrates with emphasis on species native to Florida or those of significance to Florida’s aquaculture industries. This can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.