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Former USF geosciences graduate student Michelle Saunders surveys individuals evacuating during Hurricane Irma in 2017

USF geoscientists deploy to study evacuation behavior ahead of Hurricane Ian

As the Tampa Bay region prepares for Hurricane Ian, a team of researchers is on the road to collect data on how individuals respond in a natural disaster.

September 26, 2022Research and Innovation

USF Research Park building

USF Research Park receives international award

The University of South Florida Research Park has been named the 2022 Outstanding Research Park by the Association of University Research Parks. This follows the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art research center that deepens the connection between university innovation and the business community, helping advance the Tampa Bay region’s growing startup ecosystem.

September 23, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

Exterior of MacDill Air Force Base

USF partners with MacDill Air Force Base to grow and strengthen educational opportunities

With education at the forefront, the overall goal of the partnership is to encourage and enhance the study of a variety of fields, including science, technology, engineering and math.

September 19, 2022Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, University News

Alarm shows cholesterol range

USF professor: Statin use not justified for healthy people with high cholesterol

The research shows LDL alone has “a very weak association” with heart disease and stroke and that when people with high LDL and optimal triglycerides and HDL were given a statin, there was no benefit.

September 19, 2022Research and Innovation

Active coral restoration at Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Belize.

USF awarded $20 million federal grant to protect coral reef and mangrove ecosystems

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to a USF-lead team of researchers to develop a standardized approach to the protection and replenishment of coral reef and mangrove ecosystems, which serve as a barrier in protecting our coasts.

September 7, 2022Research and Innovation

Boat near ice sheet

Faster in the Past: New seafloor images – the highest resolution of any taken off the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – upend understanding of Thwaites Glacier retreat

For the first time, scientists mapped in high-resolution a critical area of the seafloor in front of the glacier that gives them a window into how fast Thwaites retreated and moved in the past.

September 6, 2022Research and Innovation


New methodology predicts coronavirus and other infectious disease threats to wildlife

USF study successfully tests a tool that can be used to predict infection risk and disease transmission from wildlife.

September 1, 2022Research and Innovation

Robotic toy being tested by inventors

New online portal to streamline process for licensing USF inventions

The new USF Technology Transfer Office portal protects, manages and supports the commercialization of inventions and other intellectual property at USF.

September 1, 2022Research and Innovation

Field of solar panels

Tampa Electric to invest in visionary partnership with the University of South Florida

The $5 million gift will support the College of Engineering’s Clean Energy Research Center – the largest, single gift ever made to the college.

August 31, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Foundation

Stephen Hesterberg researching oyster reefs

Changes to Florida's climate threaten oyster reefs, USF researchers warn

An interdisciplinary team of scientists documented abrupt changes in Tampa Bay’s estuarine ecosystem and forecasts similar landscape-wide changes in northern locations.

August 29, 2022Research and Innovation

Photo collage of award winners

Twenty-six USF faculty members recognized with Outstanding Research Achievement Awards

Impressive discoveries and advancements include the development of novel COVID-19 therapeutics, NASA funding to improve human spaceflight conditions and new defenses for wireless network security systems.

August 26, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

Graphic of the ear

New medical technique to target cause of age-related hearing loss

A well-known imaging test that radiologists use to monitor blood flow from the heart may soon be deployed to pinpoint what part of the ear is experiencing age-related hearing loss.

August 24, 2022Research and Innovation

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