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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, 2021Research 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, 2021Research and Innovation

A jellyfish swimming

Study reveals jellyfish create a ‘virtual wall’ to enhance performance

New research led by the University of South Florida has uncovered one of the reasons jellyfish have come to be known as the “world’s most efficient swimmer.”

January 7, 2021Research and Innovation

A stock photo of Pululagua in Ecuador

USF volcanology team develops new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions

A USF geosciences team has developed a new way to reconstruct the sizes of volcanic eruptions that occurred thousands of years ago, creating a first-of-its kind tool that can aid scientists in understanding past explosive eruptions that shaped the earth and improve the way of estimating hazards of future eruptions.

January 4, 2021Research and Innovation

The research team’s focus will center on Zion Cemetery, one of the first African American cemeteries in Tampa Bay, and St. Petersburg’s Oaklawn Cemetery complex near Tropicana Field. Photo by Antoinette Jackson.

Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay

In Tampa Bay and across the nation, a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries have been lost to history, neglected, abandoned, even paved over and developed on. A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of these sacred places.

December 21, 2020Research and Innovation

Finished biodigesters. Photo courtesy of Whitney Fung Uy

Campus Food Waste Recovery Project earns USF Student Success Team Collaboration award

Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Whitney Fung Uy.

December 21, 2020Research and Innovation

Sean Doody, assistant professor and graduate director of integrative biology at the USF St. Petersburg campus, studies the nesting biology of monitor lizards in Australia.

Invasive in the U.S., lifesaver Down Under

Ten years of research led by the University of South Florida has revealed that a monitor lizard should be regarded as an “ecosystem engineer,” a rarity for reptiles.

December 21, 2020Research and Innovation

A screenshot showing the digital dashboard created to monitor vaccination distribution across Florida

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, 2020Research and Innovation

A chart showing the number of projected infectious cases based on various social conditions.

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, 2020Research and Innovation

A graphic rendering of the COVID-19 virus

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, 2020Research and Innovation

A graphic showing 3 USF faculty members that are new NAI fellow

Three USF Faculty Members Elected New National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose career achievements in developing new technologies to improve the well-being of people and the planet have been elected as new Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

December 8, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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, 2020Research and Innovation

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