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USF researchers release findings from statewide opinion survey regarding hurricane preparedness

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs have released results from a statewide survey that measures the preparedness of Floridians for disasters and the impact of COVID-19 on their household readiness.

June 22, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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

Satellite image of a hurricane nearing Florida

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

A vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines. A mast cell disorder is caused by a type of white blood cell that is abnormal, overly active or both, predisposing a person to life-threatening reactions that resemble allergic reactions.

April 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

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

A graphic rendering of the COVID-19 virus

University of South Florida researchers release findings from national COVID-19 opinion survey regarding online behaviors

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the third set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 28, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A graphic illustration of the COVID-19 virus

University of South Florida researchers release findings from new national COVID-19 opinion survey

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the second set of results from a nationwide opinion survey regarding COVID-19.

January 25, 2021Research and Innovation

Kevin Sneed, Dean of the Taneja College of Pharmacy, recieves his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

USF researchers aim to ease COVID-19 vaccine concerns by building trust within communities of color

With distribution of the coronavirus vaccine underway, researchers from the University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy are working to educate communities of color about COVID-19 and the benefits of inoculation.

January 19, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

COVID-19 vaccine

New statewide data emphasizes urgency in ramping up administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Edwin Michael, professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, has obtained statewide forecasts of the impact of vaccine rollouts using his SEIRcast COVID-19 Forecasting and Planning portal.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

A stock graphic of the COVID-19 virus inside the bloodstream

University of South Florida researchers release findings from national opinion survey on COVID-19 vaccinations and policies

Researchers with the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs, in partnership with Cyber Florida at the University of South Florida, have released the first set of results from a nationwide survey that measures attitudes and opinions about COVID-19 vaccines, as well as potential federal stimulus policies.

January 14, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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