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Top stories of 2023

From being invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities to breaking fundraising records and even a faculty member making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, this has been a momentous year for USF.

December 15, 2023University News

USF researchers help reduce lead levels in Madagascar drinking water

USF researchers help reduce lead levels in Madagascar drinking water

By combining efforts to replace water pumps and educate city technicians, USF researchers helped decrease the blood lead levels of 87 percent of the children tested during their study.

November 16, 2023Research and Innovation

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University of South Florida names College of Public Health building after Samuel P. Bell, III

The late Samuel P. Bell III, is considered the “father” of USF’s College of Public Health and was a longtime champion of USF and Florida residents. The former House leader and husband of USF President Emerita Betty Castor passed away on March 14.

October 10, 2023USF Health

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USF infectious disease researcher John Adams provides insight on the recent malaria outbreak

Distinguished University Professor John Adams and his team are doing pioneering work in researching for a vaccine for malaria, specifically vivax malaria. This Q&A addresses common questions related to malaria.

July 19, 2023USF Health

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Centuries-old teeth could indicate the effectiveness of pandemic quarantines

Through DNA analysis, USF researchers will trace the evolution of genetics in individuals who died from the Black Death during quarantine, helping determine the effectiveness of containment measures, such as isolation and masks.

July 11, 2023Research and Innovation

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USF awarded more than $8.5 million to train public health leaders in national collaborative leadership program

In an effort to strengthen the U.S. public health system, three national philanthropic nonprofits have awarded the University of South Florida more than $8.5 million in grants to train the nation’s public health leaders in collaboration and leadership skills.

June 29, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, University News

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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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Sam Bell, founder of the College of Public Health, posthumously awarded USF’s Distinguished Citizen Award

Samuel Bell passed away Mar. 14 at the age of 83. The former legislator in the Florida House of Representatives and founder of the USF College of Public Health was posthumously honored for his tireless support of USF and the people of Florida.

May 8, 2023Honors and Awards

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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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Six USF faculty members earn national recognition for research achievements

The faculty span multiple colleges and disciplines, bringing the total number of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows at USF to 95.

January 31, 2023Honors and Awards

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Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research

The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, created guidelines to help improve the marketing of public transportation.

January 4, 2023Research and Innovation

Student volunteers assist with Hurricane Ian prep at special needs shelters

USF volunteers serve nearly 1,500 hours to assist evacuation shelters during Hurricane Ian

To help the community during a time of crisis, the USF Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Response Unit banded together during Hurricane Ian.

October 3, 2022University News

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