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Jose D. Herazo-Maya, associate chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine

$1 million gift to USF will advance lung research

The University of South Florida has received a $1 million gift to fund research to detect and prevent severe lung scarring. Philanthropist Timothy Ubben made the gift to support research led by his doctor, Jose D. Herazo-Maya, USF Health’s newly appointed associate chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

February 17, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health, University News

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USF research team uncovers significant reason older adults are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack

A team of researchers in the USF Department of Surgery has made a key discovery as to why we become more susceptible to heart disease as we age. The human body, especially the heart, is dependent on the mitochondria, the part of the cell responsible for producing energy to maintain organ function. The protein, Sesn2, is located inside the mitochondria and plays a pivotal role in protecting the heart from stress.

December 3, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health

Tampa General Hospital

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital selected to participate in the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital have been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Novavax NVX-CoV2373 vaccine for COVID-19. They join over 100 research sites expecting to enroll more than 30,000 adult participants as part of the global search for a safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

December 3, 2020COVID-19, USF Health

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USF Health names Dr. Usha Menon Dean of College of Nursing

Dr. Menon brings a wealth of nursing leadership experience and academic achievement to her new role.

November 24, 2020USF Health

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USF Health was among top U.S. medical centers to test new ALS treatment shown to significantly benefit patients

Despite two approved medications and at least 100 clinical trials later, an urgent need for new treatments to improve the lives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a relentlessly progressive and fatal disease, continues to exist.

September 3, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health

Drone mapping mosquito habitats over marshland in Manatee County. Photo by Zachary Murray

Using drone mapping to identify mosquito habitats in Manatee County

Traditional mosquito abatement programs, which generally call for the spraying of insecticides across widespread areas via helicopters, can be expensive and imprecise. Manatee County, looking for a more effective and less-costly strategy to combat flood water or “nuisance” mosquitos, turned to experts at the USF College of Public Health who’ve researched and used drone technology in combatting malaria-carrying mosquitos in parts of Africa and Asia.

July 14, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health

Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Governor Ron Desantis and USF President Steve Currall discussing COVID-19 at a roundtable session

White House Coronavirus Task Force visits USF to address Florida’s spike in COVID-19

Vice President Mike Pence made a public appearance at the University of South Florida on Thursday, July 2. Pence led a roundtable discussion with USF President Steve Currall, Senior Vice President of USF Health and Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Charles Lockwood and area medical professionals at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.

July 2, 2020COVID-19, USF Health, University News

USF Distinguished Health Professor Shyam Mohapatra

USF Distinguished Health Professor Shyam Mohapatra awarded Florida Academy of Science 2020 medal

Award recognizes pioneering career achievements in nanotechnology, drug development and personalized medicine.

June 22, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, USF Health

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USF Health receives $4 million estate gift to assist medical students

The University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine recently received more than $4 million, the largest single gift to scholarships in the history of the medical college. The gift from the late Dr. Jack F. Ross will benefit the medical scholarship that bears his name.

June 17, 2020USF Health, University News

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USF Health leads clinical trials seeking COVID-19 treatments, cure

USF Health researchers have launched several clinical trials as part of the world-wide effort to reduce the severity and even prevent COVID-19.

April 17, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

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COVID-19 possibly striking more children than expected

The number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported -- a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units.

April 16, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

Christian Brechot, MD, PhD

Dr. Brechot’s Health Research & Care Blog

In his role as USF Professor and President of the Global Virus Network, a network of around 50 research centers worldwide, Christian Brechot, MD, PhD will work with Linman Li of USF Medicine International to provide weekly updates on new findings about the coronavirus pandemic disrupting lives around the world.

April 3, 2020COVID-19, USF Health, University News

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