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Physicians, anthropologists and marine biologists start at the soil in launch of program to address nature’s impact on human health
Linking human health to the environment, a growing team of scientists is working together to enhance the impact of microbiomes in a new multifaceted venture called the USF Metropolitan Food Project (MFP). The goal of the project is to address how environmental changes impact food nutrition, and in turn, human health and the risk of viral pandemics.
January 26, 2022Research and Innovation
University of South Florida researchers release national public opinion survey findings on vote-by-mail security and election fairness
Researchers at the University of South Florida, in collaboration with researchers at Florida International University, have released a second round of results from a nationwide survey. This set is aimed at measuring public opinion about several proposed electoral/voting reforms, as well as attitudes about the Electoral College.
January 20, 2022Research and Innovation
University of South Florida researchers release national public opinion survey findings on omicron concerns, vaccine mandates, Biden's approval ratings
Other topics surveyed include vaccine requirements for air travel, partisan views on COVID-19
January 12, 2022Research and Innovation
Scientists with the USF Genomics Program Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research have taken a significant step in providing the people of Rwanda the scientific tools they need to help address mental health issues that stemmed from the 1994 genocides of the Tutsi ethnic group.
January 10, 2022Research and Innovation
USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus
The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of colleges and departments from throughout the university to address the existential challenges created by climate change, including sea level rise, high tide flooding events and other coastal hazards.
Throughout the pandemic, USF Information Technology rapidly deployed new solutions that aided in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and created applications within weeks that provided financial, academic and emotional support to students. It was a tremendous lift that kept students on track in their studies – all made possible by IT’s pre-COVID technical strategy.
Over the course of 15 weeks, USF researchers developed a wireless sensor system which continuously and passively monitors presence and weight of a person in bed, on a couch, chair or similar furniture that could have great potential impact on users’ quality of life comparable to current sensor systems on the market.
December 15, 2021Research and Innovation
In a study published in Nature, an international team of scientists, including USF College of Marine Science Associate Professor Amelia Shevenell and graduate student Imogen Browne, documented the evolution of Antarctica’s ice sheets about 20 million years ago.
December 15, 2021Research and Innovation
University of South Florida researchers release nationwide opinion survey results on social media moderation and regulation
Researchers at the University of South Florida, in partnership with Cyber Florida at USF, have released findings from a nationwide survey to better understand attitudes toward moderation on and regulation of digital platforms. Subjects consist of the regulation of misinformation and offensive content, including among elected officials, as well as perceptions of deplatforming.
December 14, 2021Research and Innovation
USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel
Lessons learned from the innovative, “nested technology” approach will inform coastal resiliency efforts in Florida and beyond.
December 9, 2021Research and Innovation
Three University of South Florida faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.
In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving.
December 3, 2021Research and Innovation