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Religious service participants faced less isolation-related anxiety during COVID-19

USF researchers have published a study that shows religiously observant people coped better with periods of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic because of a sense of belonging derived from their religious belief.

February 15, 2022COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Efforts under way to assist the critical local nursing shortage through USF Health College of Nursing and Sarasota Memorial Hospital collaboration

The USF Health College of Nursing, in collaboration with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, will soon launch a program to address the critical workforce shortage due to nurses leaving the profession in record numbers.

October 27, 2021COVID-19, USF Health, University News

A graphic showing students in their caps and gowns with the text '123rd Commencement Convocation Summer 2021'

USF honors summer 2021 class, along with graduates whose ceremonies were impacted by COVID-19, during Aug. 21-22 commencement

The University of South Florida conferred approximately 3,000 degrees during summer commencement as ceremonies returned to the Yuengling Center in Tampa after being held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in the spring.

August 18, 2021COVID-19, University News

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USF Health a clinical trial testing site for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger children

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to less than 11 years.

August 12, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from statewide public opinion survey on COVID-19, Biden/DeSantis approval ratings and other policy issues

Researchers with the University of South Florida have released results from a statewide survey that measures public opinion on a variety of current policy issues. These results address COVID-19, presidential/gubernatorial job approval, infrastructure and education.

July 27, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF epidemiologist: Vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

The slackening of vaccinations is leading to a large resurgence of COVID-19 infections in Florida. New data shows that there’s been a 70 percent drop in the rate of people getting vaccinated in Hillsborough County since April.

July 23, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF-developed AI system unites global agencies to identify emerging infectious diseases, receives support from Microsoft

Leadership in providing with the public consistent projections of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has prompted the launch of a USF-led global modeling project sponsored by Microsoft that can ultimately help scientists more swiftly identify and respond to the threat of emerging infectious diseases.

July 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Dillon Mahoney, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, surveys recipients about their vaccine experience.

USF anthropologists facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for Tampa’s refugee and immigrant populations

After years of research with refugee and immigrant communities, USF anthropologists are now pivoting their efforts to ensure that Tampa’s hard-to-reach populations have access to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

July 7, 2021COVID-19, University News

USF Zimmerman School students create COVID-19 vaccination campaign being implemented by professional business organization

The Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) is in the process of implementing a campaign created by students in the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications that would assist in its efforts to encourage communities of color to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

June 29, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF researchers release findings from statewide opinion survey regarding hurricane preparedness

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs have released results from a statewide survey that measures the preparedness of Floridians for disasters and the impact of COVID-19 on their household readiness.

June 22, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Hillsborough County commissioners honor USF, USF Health for work across pandemic

Faculty and staff from across USF Health and USF were honored by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 16, 2021COVID-19

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Looking ahead to our safe return

Working in consultation with the Florida Board of Governors, USF and the other 11 State University System institutions are planning to transition to pre-COVID operations and pre-COVID classroom capacity beginning at the start of the Summer B session on June 28. We will also return to full in-person participation in athletic and social activities on our campuses, including fan participation in stadiums and arenas.

May 6, 2021COVID-19

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