Gatorade celebrates 50 years

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of UF’s most important research discoveries — Gatorade. Gatorade not only launched a sports beverage industry, it also created a culture of innovation that persists at UF Health today.


Drs. Alejandro de Quesada, J. Robert Cade, Jim Free and Dana Shires invented Gatorade in a basement lab.

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By Morgan Sherburne