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