Florida Biomedical Research Programs – Annual Reports Available

Florida Biomedical Research Programs
2010 James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program Annual Report
Now Available

The Florida Department of Health is pleased to present the statutorily-mandated James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program 2010 Annual Report.  The King Program funds highly meritorious research by offering tobacco-related research grants to eligible Florida researchers on a competitive basis. 

Highlights of the report include:

  • How the Program has proven to be an integral component of Florida’s larger investment in growing its technology-based economy in the biosciences;
  • Leveraging awards, resulting in $155 million in non-state funding flowing into the state;
  • Details on 42 new grants valued at $19.05 million to 14 different institutions in Florida;
  • Cumulative measures of research outcomes including the publications of findings in prestigious journals and patenting activities; and
  • Progress towards Program goals, particularly in the area of the prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure of tobacco-related illnesses. 

In addition to the King Program, the Florida Biomedical Research Programs include the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the Florida Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease (FL CURED). 

For more information about the Florida Biomedical Research Programs, please contact the programs at FBRP@doh.state.fl.us