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New Student Health and Wellness Center provides students hands-on training, improved campus services
It’s one of the most modern buildings on campus, and its design is reflective of a post-COVID-19 era. USF’s new three-story, 47,000-square-foot Student Health and Wellness Center is nearly four times the size of the old Student Health Center, which had been located near the USF Tampa bookstore since 1980.
As COVID-19 pandemic marks three-year anniversary, USF researchers release key findings from national public opinion survey
Researchers at the University of South Florida have released results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes related to the COVD-19 pandemic. The findings include opinions about vaccines, concerns about potential future outbreaks and the role political affiliations play in these results.
March 14, 2023University News
USF has been awarded the Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its creation of the 3D-printed nasal swab, created in the early part of the pandemic as a solution to the disrupted commercial production of standard swabs that were critical in diagnostic testing for COVID-19.
January 13, 2023Honors and Awards
Technology created at USF could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks. Researchers have figured out a way to rapidly disinfect and electrostatically recharge N95 respirators, recovering their original filtration efficiency and protection capability against COVID-19 and other airborne diseases.
October 6, 2021Research and Innovation
USF researchers release findings from statewide COVID-19 opinion survey regarding vaccine hesitancy and policy
Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs have released results from a statewide survey that helps to better understand the factors associated with vaccine hesitancy and measures policy attitudes related to COVID-19 vaccines.
June 16, 2021Research and Innovation
USF President Steven Currall honored USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen with the President’s Fellow Medallion at the Spring 2021 in-person commencement ceremony. It is the first time in Currall’s administration that the medallion, given at the president’s discretion, has been awarded.
May 19, 2021Honors and Awards
The University of South Florida is helping prepare offices of emergency management across the nation for the upcoming hurricane season by determining how COVID-19 may impact evacuation behaviors.
May 4, 2021COVID-19
Donna Petersen, dean of USF's College of Public Health, sits down with USF President Steven C. Currall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
April 5, 2021COVID-19
The University of South Florida is helping the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics (Tampa VA) and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County’s (DOH-Hillsborough) expand their vaccination operations by hosting a drive through clinic at USF’s Yuengling Center.
March 30, 2021COVID-19
The USF College of Public Health has seen a record increase in student applications for many of its degree programs.
The leadership demonstrated throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by the University of South Florida has become a true testament to the spirit of faculty, staff and students – a spirit of perseverance, collaboration and community partnership, despite the emotional and often taxing circumstances that have become part of many daily lives.
University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications.