News Feed

Filter By

Submit

Viewing items with Category: All Categories, Year: All Years

Vial of Moderna vaccine

USF Health a clinical trial testing site for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger children

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to less than 11 years.

August 12, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

3-D illustration of bacteria Peptostreptococcus

New USF Institute for Microbiomes created to advance human and environmental health

USF has launched an institute dedicated to harnessing the huge populations of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes inhabiting our bodies and our planet to improve health and develop new treatments.

July 21, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

Tampa General Hospital and USF Health building

Enhanced alliance progresses for Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida, as name is announced and search for inaugural leader begins

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida are progressing with their new enhanced affiliation, defining a name and beginning a national search for the new organization’s first leader. The milestones keep the October 2021 start date on target and are in sync with overall transition planning that has taken place since announcing the broadened affiliation last summer.

July 16, 2021USF Health

Incoming medical students

Academically competitive and diverse: Incoming medical class makes history for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

The incoming first-year students to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) represent the strongest class academically and the most diverse group of students in the college’s history.

July 15, 2021USF Health

Jeffrey Krischer, PhD, is principal investigator of the TEDDY study

USF awarded four-year, $69.9 million NIH grant to continue type 1 diabetes research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $69.9 million over the next four years to continue the follow-up of study participants in The Environment Determinants of Diabetes in The Young consortium.

July 13, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

Image demonstrates inflamed lungs

Gene profile in blood predicts risk of poor outcomes, death for patients with COVID-19

A blood gene profile associated with a high risk of dying from a severe lung disease can also predict poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a multicenter retrospective study led by the University of South Florida Health.

June 22, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

Port Tampa Bay

USF College of Nursing and Port Tampa Bay announce partnership to bring clinical outreach services to the vulnerable seafaring community

The USF College of Nursing has partnered with Port Tampa Bay to create the first-of-its-kind on-site nurse-managed clinical outreach to provide direct care for the thousands of seafarers whose global maritime routes bring them to Port Tampa Bay each year.

June 17, 2021USF Health

Donor Bruce Mackey is seated at a table surrounded by USF Health physicians and leaders.

Patient commits estate gift to advance women’s heart health, skin cancer research and Alzheimer’s caregiver education at USF

Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey has made a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health to fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center.

June 14, 2021USF Health

USF alumna Stefania Alastre

COPH and Moffitt Cancer Center take steps to diversify the field of genetic counseling

The USF College of Public Health made headlines in 2016 as the first university in Florida to offer a MSPH degree in genetic counseling. Now it’s getting noticed again with its newest graduate Stefania Alastre becoming the first Spanish-speaking genetic counselor for Moffitt Cancer Center.

May 17, 2021USF Health, University News

A graphic illustration showing a brain with electrical signals around it

USF team uses new neuroimaging technique to study physiological effects of brain stimulation to treat depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression. The procedure has few side effects and is typically prescribed as an alternative or supplemental therapy when multiple antidepressant medications and/or psychotherapy do not work.

May 4, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines. A mast cell disorder is caused by a type of white blood cell that is abnormal, overly active or both, predisposing a person to life-threatening reactions that resemble allergic reactions.

April 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

Pain Fellows get hands on experience during cadaver course

USF College of Nursing works to battle opioid crisis

The University of South Florida College of Nursing is combatting the opioid crisis in rural America by equipping advanced pain specialists with integrative pain management techniques.

April 12, 2021USF Health

Story Ideas

The USF Newsroom is dedicated to sharing USF's story beyond Tampa Bay. We are looking for impactful projects that interest a broad audience outside academia. Stories with compelling imagery are preferred. If you have a story to tell, let the USF News team know by filling out the submission form.

News Archive

Learn more about USF's journey to Preeminence by viewing Newsroom articles from past years.