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USF research team receives NSF grant to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity

A University of South Florida research team was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence technologies and to teach people how to identify deceptive uses of these technologies online.

July 28, 2021Research and Innovation

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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


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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New USF Institute for Microbiomes created to advance human and environmental health

USF has launched an institute dedicated to harnessing the huge populations of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes inhabiting our bodies and our planet to improve health and develop new treatments.

July 21, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

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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

Jeffrey Krischer, PhD, is principal investigator of the TEDDY study

USF awarded four-year, $69.9 million NIH grant to continue type 1 diabetes research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $69.9 million over the next four years to continue the follow-up of study participants in The Environment Determinants of Diabetes in The Young consortium.

July 13, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

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USF researchers report on progress of COVID-19 seed grants

A year after USF created the Pandemic Response Research Network and funded three rounds of seed grants to kickstart research into the challenges presented by the pandemic, research and innovations produced in the unprecedented effort continue to take shape.

July 12, 2021Research and Innovation

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Drama llama or sleep deprived? New study uncovers how consistent sleep loss impacts mental and physical well-being

USF researcher finds all it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate.

July 6, 2021Research and Innovation

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USF marine scientists detect a record-high amount of Sargassum

USF marine scientists have used NASA satellite imagery to detect a Sargassum bloom in the Caribbean, central west Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico that's nearly the same size as the record-breaking bloom discovered in 2018.

July 1, 2021Research and Innovation

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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National network to connect researchers and concerned citizens working to preserve historical Black cemeteries

USF researchers have launched the Black Cemetery Network, an interactive website that tracks African American burial grounds and cemeteries across the country, helping raise awareness about their history and to ensure what remains is preserved.

June 24, 2021Research and Innovation

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Florida High Tech Corridor Program Matches Emerging USF Talent, Startups & Industry

From autonomous vehicles to drug development to cybersecurity, USF researchers exploring new frontiers in these rapidly expanding fields are part of a larger mosaic of innovation that extends across the state through the Florida High Tech Corridor.

June 22, 2021Research and Innovation

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