Robert Cade

Robert Cade

Robert Cade, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Florida

1927 – 2007

5 Patents

Dr. Cade developed Gatorade, which has protected countless amateur and professional athletes from heat-related injuries and has treated millions of people with dehydration diseases worldwide. Now owned by PepsiCo, Gatorade is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 40 most powerful sports brands and has annual sales of more than $4 billion. For the University of Florida (UF) and the citizens of Florida, the success of Gatorade has translated into more resources to support research. Since 1973, Gatorade has brought more than $200 million to the university, enabling UF to invest in countless research projects.