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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

Hands typing at a computer in a dark room.

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

Satellite image of a hurricane nearing Florida

USF launches study to identify impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on hurricane evacuation behaviors

The University of South Florida is helping prepare offices of emergency management across the nation for the upcoming hurricane season by determining how COVID-19 may impact evacuation behaviors.

May 4, 2021COVID-19

Black child receives a vaccine.

Back translation saves lives: USF team translates critical vaccine information

After uncovering numerous errors in the Swahili language translations of a vital COVID-19 vaccine informational sheet, the USF Multilingual Team has retranslated and recirculated the materials, helping prevent the spread of misinformation throughout refugee communities.

April 27, 2021COVID-19

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines. A mast cell disorder is caused by a type of white blood cell that is abnormal, overly active or both, predisposing a person to life-threatening reactions that resemble allergic reactions.

April 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

Donna Petersen, dean of USF's College of Public Health, sits down with USF President Steven C. Currall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccines

Donna Petersen, dean of USF's College of Public Health, sits down with USF President Steven C. Currall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

April 5, 2021COVID-19

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