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A USF student receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on campus.

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

Dean Donna Petersen receives President’s Fellow Medallion recognizing meritorious service

Dean Donna Petersen receives President’s Fellow Medallion recognizing meritorious service

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

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USF launches study to identify impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on hurricane evacuation behaviors

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.

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

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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

An empty hospital bed

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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