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Our Vision

MedNexus is a hub for innovation to alleviate the healthcare workforce shortage.


Our Mission

MedNexus positions UNF as a resource to the healthcare and biomedical community by producing exceptional graduates who have worked on real-world projects and researched in state-of-the-art laboratories to meet modern workforce demands.


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Prepare students across disciplines for meaningful careers

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Advance knowledge with community partners in healthcare and biomedical industries

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Develop transformational technology through design, research and development to improve health and change lives

MedNexus in the News

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UNF presents 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge

The University of North Florida, in partnership with the City of Palm Coast and Flagler Schools, has opened applications for the 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge.
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New health and wellness monitoring program for veterans launched in Flagler County

UNF MedNexus is launching a pilot program to help veterans in Flagler County monitor their fitness and wellness using a Fitbit wearable device.
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Dr. Julie Merten excited to lead UNF MedNexus

The need for talented healthcare professionals has steadily grown in Florida and around the country over the past decade, a crisis that was intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.