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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, 2020USF 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, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health

A stock photo of a sick child at the doctor's office

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, 2020Research 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, 2020USF Health, University News

At home, a USF Health patient connects with Jen Farrant, administrator with USF Health Family Medicine.

USF Health Rapidly Expands Telehealth to Keep Patients Connected to Medical Specialists

The current coronavirus outbreak is not preventing USF Health patients from seeing their providers. As the pandemic grew last week and most of Florida shifted to working remotely – and many health care facilities halted in-person patient visits – USF Health quickly ramped up its telemedicine capabilities across the faculty practice.

March 31, 2020USF Health

Susan Perry, vice dean at USF Health College of Nursing, with her husband

USF Nurse Educator Helps Husband Survive COVID-19

When Susan M. Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, FAAN, served as an infection control officer in the U.S. Air Force in the 1990s, she never predicted that the skills she was honing three decades ago would one day save her husband and herself during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

March 31, 2020USF Health

Crews moving boxes into the USF Heart Institute

USF Health Heart Institute Moves First Laboratories to New Building

The first six USF Health Heart Institute laboratories have begun the move into their new space on the 6th and 7th floors of the new Morsani College of Medicine building in Water Street Tampa.

February 18, 2020USF Health

Grand opening photograph from the Morsani College of Medicine featuring USF President Steve Currall and Dean Charles Lockwood

Celebrating a New Home: The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute Officially Opens in Downtown Tampa

The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute officially opened Jan. 8, 2020, when USF friends, supporters, faculty, staff and students cut through a long white ribbon, signifying the culmination of nearly five years of design and construction on the 13-story building that will help attract the best in education and research.

January 8, 2020USF Health, University News

A stock photo of a child doing blood sugar testing

Unexpected Viral Behavior Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

New results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study show an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes.

December 2, 2019Research and Innovation, USF Health

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