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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.

Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccines

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

Tampa VA's COVID-19 vaccination clinic at USF's Yuengling Center.

USF’s Yuengling Center serves as vaccination site for veterans and family members

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

USF College of Public Health building

Pandemic spreads surge of interest in public health programs

The USF College of Public Health has seen a record increase in student applications for many of its degree programs.

March 22, 2021COVID-19, University News

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USF community demonstrates critical leadership in year-long response to COVID-19

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.

March 12, 2021COVID-19, USF Health, University News

A illustration depicting a globe, COVID-19 and technology

Florida Blue supports USF epidemiologist’s innovative efforts to track COVID-19

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.

November 9, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

USF student Caylee Cottrell reporting from her home

USF students adapt to produce television news broadcasts from home

USF students enrolled in the Florida Focus broadcast news class hoped to spend this fall producing daily news segments in the university’s on-campus studio, but COVID-19 changed those plans. Instead, they’ve been reporting from makeshift mini studios in their homes as they prepare to enter the workforce.

November 6, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Ana Hernandez taking environmental samples in a USF residence hall

Environmental testing in residence halls a key element of USF’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Every week, University of South Florida Housing & Residential Education (HRE) staff swab hundreds of high-touch areas across the university’s housing facilities. The effort is part of USF’s multi-faceted approach to monitoring and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

October 13, 2020COVID-19, University News

 Conceptual image of the Bull Nose detection device now under development by a USF engineering team. Photo credit: Dr. Sal Morgera.

USF-developed technology named semi-finalist for XPRIZE in COVID-19 testing

A USF interdisciplinary team is working to develop an inexpensive and non-invasive “electronic nose” that can detect virus in an infected person.

September 28, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF researchers find death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Some argue that statistic is inaccurate due to inconsistencies in how deaths are being reported. But researchers from the University of South Florida claim that even if those deaths have been correctly measured, the number doesn’t fully convey the true mortality effects of COVID-19.

September 23, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million.

September 2, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis met with USF President Steve Currall and members of his leadership team for a panel discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the reopening of Florida schools.

USF hosts Gov. DeSantis for a panel discussion about COVID-19’s impact on education

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis met with USF President Steve Currall and members of his leadership team for a panel discussion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the reopening of Florida schools.

September 1, 2020COVID-19, University News

A photo from inside the Marshall Student Center with a sign welcoming new students

Despite COVID-19, University of South Florida sustains strong enrollment and welcomes its highest-achieving freshman class

Prospective college students from across the United States and the world continue to take note of the University of South Florida's growing reputation as one of the nation's top public universities and one of Florida’s three Preeminent research universities. This fall, USF welcomes its most academically accomplished incoming freshman class with an average SAT score of 1312, placing USF in the 87th percentile, and a high school GPA of 4.18.

September 1, 2020COVID-19, University News

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