Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.
Faculty: Lori Knackstedt
College of Medicine
Director of the Neurobiology of Addiction Research Lab
Lori Knackstedt serves as director of the Neurobiology of Addiction Research Lab at the UF Center for Addiction Research. With the help of a 2014 grant, she and collaborators from Johns Hopkins and Temple are working together to create a medication that restores the brain to the way it was before substance abuse. That step backward would be a huge step forward.
Researcher: Elisabeth Barton
College of Health & Human Performance
Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Muscle wellness means different things to different people. To a body builder, it might conjure up strength and glamour. To an elderly person, it could be the difference between independence and assisted living. To a child suffering from muscular dystrophy, it might mean preventing more tragic consequences. Elisabeth Barton works every day through her invaluable research to understand muscle repair and to help people enjoy a better quality of life.
Alumni: Patric Young
College of Journalism and Communications
Class of 2014
Patric Young did more at UF than lead the basketball team to the Final Four. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year dedicated his offseason to elementary students who many people had given up on. As a CAMP Gator mentor, he showed at-risk youths a better, healthier way to live. Young's hard work paid off. The proof: three SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year trophies (a conference first) and dozens of thank-you notes from his campers, many of whom have gone on to write new futures.
The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.