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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Dr. Passaglia Tackles Glaucoma with Novel Technology

Dr. Passaglia and his lab published two papers related to intraocular pressure: "Characterization of intraocular pressure variability in conscious rats" and "Simulation of gravity- and pump-driven perfusion techniques for measuring outflow facility of ex vivo and in vivo eyes."

March 20, 2024Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Grant Will Fund Hearing Loss Research

The AHRF has awarded $62,970 to Research Assistant Professor Parveen Bazard of USF’s Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research as a recipient of its Richard G. Muench Chairman’s Grant. 

February 28, 2023Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Faculty Members Present Research at ASEE 2022

Nearly a dozen USF College of Engineering faculty members presented research at the 129th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota held June 26 to June 29. Each year, nearly 4000 educators, exhibitors, and presenters gather and collaborate at ASEE's annual conference to share best practices on improving the way the next generation of engineers is taught.

September 13, 2022Biological, Civil Environmental, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Medical

Youssef Mohamed

Combining Engineering And Medicine To Help Others

The Biomedical Sciences bachelor’s degree that Youssef Mohamed received from the University of South Florida in 2017, at age 18, is often considered a gateway degree to advanced study or work in health-related fields, such as medicine or dentistry. Mohamed added a new dimension to his pursuit of a Doctor of Medicine degree at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine by adding the goal of a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, which he studied as a minor field in his undergraduate work.

September 7, 2022Medical

The Harrahs

USF Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student Named To Tampa Bay Business Journal 25 Under 25 List

By the time he’s 30, USF biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Mitchell Harrah told Tampa Bay Business Journal reporter Lauren Coffey in the journal’s 2021 25 under 25 feature article that he plans to have both his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at USF finished and a solid footing in a career of making disruptive business moves as co-founder of Baldr Medical.

October 29, 2021Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Team Of Three USF Department of Medical Engineering Students Wins First Prize In 2021 Debut Challenge

Just three months after attending their graduation commencement ceremony together, USF Department of Medical Engineering alums Abby Blocker, Carolyna Yamamoto Alves Pinto and Jacob Yarinsky learned their submission for a national student design competition — a device capable of ventilating two people attached to the same ventilator — had won first prize.

September 28, 2021Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Christopher Passaglia Receives NIH Grant Optic Nerve Research

Department of Medical Engineering Professor Chris Passaglia was recently sub-awarded a $282,335 R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences within the National Institutes of Health to examine the effectiveness of different drug cocktails at promoting axon regeneration in the crushed rat optic nerve.

October 8, 2020Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Collaborating at the Crossroads of COVID-19 for a Healthy, Just and Equitable Society

A total of 35 professors and experts, mainly from environmental engineering and science fields will present on six different topics related to COVID-19 from October 16 to November 20 as part of a virtual conference “Converging COVID-19, environment, health, and equity.”

September 29, 2020Medical

USF Covid Rapid Response Research Grants

Engineering Faculty Leading USF’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

This April and May, nine projects led by USF engineering professors were funded during two rounds of the USF COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants program created by the USF Pandemic Response Research Network — an interdisciplinary initiative organized by university leadership and faculty researchers to quickly respond to current and future pandemics.

July 29, 2020Biological, Civil Environmental, Computer, Medical

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Noise Exposure May Cause Even More Hearing Loss Than Doctors Thought

Study attributes age-related hearing loss to hair cells -- the same sense organs that are damaged by loud noises.

July 20, 2020Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

NIH Grant Funds New Optical Biosensor Technology

The two-year National Institutes of Health project researches how near-infrared light propagation and optical analysis can be used to measure blood flow in the brain. Investigators are Ashwin Parthasarathy, assistant professor in the University of South Florida Department of Electrical Engineering and Ann Eddins, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and co-director of that department’s Auditory & Speech Sciences Laboratory.

July 15, 2020Medical

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Astronaut Gives Tips For Living On Earth Or In Space

Besides Tesla coils, electric cars and loud demonstrations of chemical combustion, highlights of annual USF Engineering Expos include presentations from notable STEM professionals, such as this year’s guest speaker, astronaut Franklin “Story” Musgrave, Ph.D., who flew aboard six space shuttle missions. In his case, adding an A to change the acronym to STEAM, is appropriate.

February 26, 2020Medical

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