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New 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Developed at USF to Address Nationwide Shortage of COVID-19 Testing Kits

The University of South Florida (USF) Health, Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, and Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, today announced they have successfully produced and tested a 3D printed nasal swab to address emergency shortages that hospitals and health care teams may face as testing for COVID-19 increases.

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New USF Analysis Predicts a Serious Hospital Bed Shortage in Hillsborough County in the Absence of Social Distancing

A new report outlines the severity of COVID-19’s impact on hospitals in Hillsborough County if measures aren’t taken to follow social distancing guidelines. Researchers from the University of South Florida applied a model that demonstrates the demand for hospital beds could significantly exceed their availability unless social distancing measures are widely followed for two months.

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Identifying the ‘At-Risk’: USF Faculty and Students Helping Stop the Spread of COVID-19

More than 60 USF students and faculty members are dispersed across the state of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Health in identifying people who’ve come in contact with someone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus. They’re focused on finding those considered ‘high-risk’, meaning someone who may have attended the same gathering, or were in close proximity.

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USF in the News

During the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak, national media outlets are regularly turning to faculty experts from the University of South Florida to analyze the latest developments and feature how innovations created at USF will help fight the virus. By participating in hundreds of interviews, USF’s world-class faculty in public health, medicine, engineering, business and many other disciplines play a leading role in educating the public as news shifts.

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CMS graduate student Brent Summers process samples in the lab at the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS). CMS donated more than 25 boxes of lab gear to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, a medical facility down the street from campus.

Marine Scientists Donate Research PPE to Assist Medical Personnel

Joe Donnelly’s job as CMS Facilities Manager requires a lot of running around on a typical month as he helps solve problems big, small, and in-between. But March 2020 was certainly anything but typical, nor were the problems Donnelly was helping to solve as USF transitioned to remote working and online learning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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