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USF receives international designation as ‘age-friendly’

In a significant move to address societal aging and the unique needs and contributions of older adults, the University of South Florida has joined the international Age-Friendly University Global Network. Nearly 1,400 USF employees and more than 200 students taking courses for credit are 60 years of age or older.

November 7, 2023Student Success

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National study with USF-designed hearing intervention shows that hearing aids can slow cognitive decline by 50 percent

The multi-site clinical trial found that addressing hearing loss can greatly reduce the rate of which older adults develop dementia.

July 21, 2023Research and Innovation, USF Health

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NIH awards USF researcher $1.78 million to enhance substance misuse research workforce

The program is intended to create a pipeline of substance misuse clinical researchers trained in the analysis and dissemination of data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study – the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.

July 21, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF researchers work to create a safer, more prepared Florida for hurricane season

From testing new structural materials that can better withstand natural disasters to identifying gaps in emergency management, USF is investigating solutions to many of the horrors faced during storms like Hurricane Ian.

June 6, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF to offer free course to the public that addresses mental health in the workplace

In partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences is offering a free, online course designed to help managers and employees become more well-versed in addressing mental health and its impact on their organizations.

May 22, 2023Community Partnerships

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The dreams of three mothers live on through USF student research scholarship

Three emeritus professors from the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are honoring their mothers by providing students a gift that was unavailable to most women of their mothers’ generation – the gift of education.

May 9, 2023University News

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U.S. Department of Education awards USF researchers $8 million to enhance school-based mental health programs

Two separate projects led by faculty in the USF College of Education and College of Behavioral and Community Sciences are being funded by a combined $8 million from the U.S. Department of Education to address mental health in Tampa Bay K-12 students.

May 2, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Student Success

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Local community invited to a night of storytelling in support of mental health awareness

Through creative expression, 10 USF students living with mental illness will share their stories in front of a live audience to break down the stigma surrounding mental health. This Is My Brave: College Edition hits the stage April 21 on the USF Tampa campus.

April 17, 2023Campus Life, University News

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‘The Lesson Is Murder’: USF criminologist and graduate students debut true crime docuseries on Hulu

The three-part series investigates the minds of murderers to develop psychological profiles to help solve crime.

March 23, 2023University News

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Celebrating the women of USF

From their grandmothers, to Gloria Steinem and Jane Goodall, women across USF share who inspired their passion and careers.

March 1, 2023University News

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USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor partner to fund Early-Stage Innovation Awards

The funding supports a first-of-its-kind, AI-based language translation tool for stroke patients with aphasia, a prototype device to reduce structural malfunctions in critical manufactured products and infrastructure and an AI-based tool to deliver custom music therapy to aging populations.

February 28, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF researchers build platform that connects human trafficking victims with critical care and resources to transition into new life

An online platform developed by researchers at the University of South Florida, in close collaboration with anti-trafficking professionals and survivors, will help victims of human trafficking escape their situations and get back on their feet by streamlining efforts to connect them with organizations and resources in Tampa Bay.

February 24, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

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