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Global Virus Network names USF Health the GVN Southeast U.S. Regional Headquarters

The Global Virus Network, a coalition comprising the world’s foremost experts in every class of virus causing disease in humans and some animals, today announced that USF Health, at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., will serve as GVN’s Southeast United States Regional Headquarters.

February 23, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, University News

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USF joins national business leaders in co-organizing Florida supply chain event, includes discussion on impacts of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business is partnering with various industry giants to co-organize the 2021 Florida Supply Chain Summit. The virtual event, slated for March 9 from 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., is especially timely as consumers’ eyes have been opened to significant shocks to the global supply chain during the pandemic.

February 22, 2021COVID-19, University News

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USF epidemiologists analyze the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay

Researchers in the USF College of Public Health are conducting genomic sequencing of positive pooled samples to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay. This data will be utilized to project how emergent variants could influence the course of the pandemic.

February 19, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Traffic reductions due to COVID-19 boost air quality in some states but not all

Dramatic decreases in traffic caused by COVID-19 shutdowns improved air quality in car-dependent states but didn’t offset additional forms of pollution in other parts of the country. Those findings by a University of South Florida researcher suggest that while decreasing the number of vehicles on the road is a good first step toward creating cleaner air, additional measures aimed at reducing other sources of air pollution, such as coal plants or industrial factories, must also be considered.

February 8, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from national COVID-19 opinion survey regarding online behaviors

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the third set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 28, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Kevin Sneed, Dean of the Taneja College of Pharmacy, recieves his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

USF researchers aim to ease COVID-19 vaccine concerns by building trust within communities of color

With distribution of the coronavirus vaccine underway, researchers from the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy are working to educate communities of color about COVID-19 and the benefits of inoculation.

January 19, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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New statewide data emphasizes urgency in ramping up administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, has obtained statewide forecasts of the impact of vaccine rollouts using his SEIRcast COVID-19 Forecasting and Planning portal.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida researchers release findings from national opinion survey on COVID-19 vaccinations and policies

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the first set of results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes and opinions about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential federal stimulus policies.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF Libraries creates digital dashboard to track COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Florida

New dashboard monitors the number of vaccine recipients, their location and demographic.

December 21, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Report: Vaccination rollout won’t prevent third wave of COVID-19

Tampa Bay is beginning to feel the effects of the third wave of coronavirus, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop it in time. The Pfizer vaccine started being administered to health professionals Dec. 14; however, mass distribution likely won’t begin until the spring. In the meantime, social distancing measures will be vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

December 16, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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COVID-19 prompts more end-of-life discussions among USF students

It’s a subject that families often find too emotional to discuss. But experts say it’s an essential one to have in order to make more informed decisions on one’s final wishes.

December 14, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Forecast predictions on the number of COVID-19 cases given varying social conditions

Report: Social distancing and face masks will help crush COVID-19 pandemic by late April

USF-developed computer model projects social mitigation measures will have a dramatic effect on how quickly Tampa Bay recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 4, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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