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Rio Tate

USF student veteran receives national honor from the Pat Tillman Foundation

University of South Florida aging studies student and U.S. Air Force veteran Rio Tate is being awarded a 2022 Tillman Scholarship through the Pat Tillman Foundation. Tate is the only student from a Florida public university in this year’s class.

June 28, 2022Honors and Awards

Gen. Frank McKenzie

Former chief of U.S. Central Command to lead the University of South Florida’s new Global and National Security Institute

The University of South Florida announced the creation of the Global and National Security Institute, an initiative designed to further place the state of Florida at the forefront of addressing critical issues facing the nation in sectors such as defense, economic and political security, health and human security and infrastructure and environmental security.

June 15, 2022University News

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Mental Health Law and Policy researcher receives $1.3 million to break the cycle of intergenerational addiction

Nearly 92,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2020, according to numbers recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and opioids are the main driver of overdose deaths.

April 5, 2022Research and Innovation

Portrait of Jillian Heilman at the USF Tampa campus.

Jillian Heilman

Jillian Heilman is a driving force behind the creation of the new Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Sciences online master’s program, which prepares students for careers as rehabilitation counselors and professional disability specialists.

March 11, 2022University News

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Poor sleep can triple risk for heart disease

Individual aspects of poor sleep can be detrimental to heart health. But if you combine them, the risk of heart disease can increase by as much as 141 percent. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.

February 7, 2022Research and Innovation

USF faculty and administrators receiving a $1 million check from Reliance Medical Centers

USF receives $1 million gift to support aging education and research

The University of South Florida today announced a $1 million gift from Reliance Medical Centers to the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and USF Health to support innovative programs that focus on geriatric health care.

November 18, 2021USF Health, University News

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USF study finds there’s a bright side to being a ‘Debbie Downer’

New USF research shows that keeping busy with a variety of activities can elicit both positive and negative emotions, and some of the relationship could depend on your age.

August 24, 2021Research and Innovation

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Drama llama or sleep deprived? New study uncovers how consistent sleep loss impacts mental and physical well-being

USF researcher finds all it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate.

July 6, 2021Research and Innovation

Group of legislators surround Assoc. Professor Kyaien Conner at the capitol.

USF mental health expert helps craft legislation signed by Gov. DeSantis that addresses inequities in health care

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation guided by Kyaien Conner, associate professor of mental health law and policy, that addresses health disparities across the state. The bill is designed to improve access to health care through the creation of new initiatives and fiscal resources to support the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

June 18, 2021University News

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$2.5 million grant helping researchers improve health disparities in communities of color

University of South Florida researchers are undertaking a multi-year study designed to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital readmission for people of color managing chronic illnesses.

April 5, 2021Research and Innovation

USF audiologists wearing facemasks designed for the hearing impaired

USF audiologists address COVID-19 challenges for the hearing impaired with new face masks

Face masks have dramatically changed the way many of us communicate in public. The CDC recommends we wear them to prevent against the spread of COVID-19. That extra layer of protection does have a few side effects, especially for the hearing impaired. Face masks can reduce sound by as much as 12 decibels and block one’s facial expressions from being seen.

June 18, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Clinical trials show effectiveness of new approach to treating childhood trauma

Therapists at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay conducted more than 2,000 counseling sessions last year with children who had experienced some kind of trauma – what Meredith Grau, director of clinical services, describes as “anything that’s bad, sad or scary.”

May 1, 2020Research and Innovation

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