January 13, 2020 Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway
from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement
in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
January 18, 2019 The partnership between USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and the College of
Engineering can help spur new technologies, devices and processes to improve health
care and reduce costs
June 1, 2018 Dr. Stephanie Carey, a faculty member in the Department of Medical Engineering received
a 2018 University of South Florida Nexus Initiative (UNI) Award for global collaboration
with Dr. Diego Torcelli from the Cajal Institute Spanish Research Council.
June 27, 2017 The researchers, Biomedical Engineering Professor Robert Frisina, Lois B. Travis,
M.D., Sc.D., the Lawrence D. Einhorn Professor of Cancer Research at the IU School
of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer
Center, studied for the first time the cumulative effects of cisplatin-based chemotherapy
on hearing levels in testicular cancer survivors through comprehensive audiometry
February 1, 2017 Three University of South Florida professors have been elected to the 2017 College
of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE):
Paula Bickford, a professor at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health; and
Venkat R. Bhethanabotla and Dimitri Goldgof, professors from the USF College of Engineering.
January 4, 2017 The College of Engineering and the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of
South Florida have established the Department of Medical Engineering, a unique transdisciplinary
concept that will combine the related aspects of engineering and medicine while providing
access to real-world health care environments for education and research.
August 10, 2016 Professor Chris Passaglia awarded NIH RO1 Grant for Glaucoma Research. The awarded
project will uses one-of-a-kind technology to study eye pressure variability, fluid
outflow biomechanics, retinal structure and physiological function, and visual sensitivity
in animals with and without pressure-induced glaucoma.
July 21, 2016 The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the
National Institutes of Health has awarded a research grant to Piyush Koria, associate
professor in the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department, to develop novel
therapies for healing chronic wounds. The public health and economic impact of chronic
wound care is staggering, with an estimated annual cost upwards of more than eight