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Looking to build on USF’s historic legislative year, students, alumni and university leaders participate in USF Day at the Capitol
More than 100 students and alumni joined USF leadership in Tallahassee on Wednesday for USF Day at the Capitol ¬– an annual gathering that offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the university and its priorities ahead of the legislative session, which begins March 7.
February 8, 2023University News
Two USF faculty members receive honors from National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Barry Bercu and Sylvia Thomas are recognized for their breakthrough discoveries and inventions in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging diseases.
December 8, 2022Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation
USF to receive $6 million gift to support biomedical engineering research
Anonymous donor's planned gift to benefit College of Engineering, Morsani College of Medicine.
October 18, 2022USF Foundation
USF researchers advance efforts to develop a protein-based treatment therapy for individuals with ALS
Researchers at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine successfully tested a protein that has the potential to aid in the development of a protein-based therapy for patients with ALS.
October 4, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Health
Vital contributions of women create opportunities at USF and beyond
March marks the University of South Florida’s celebration of Women’s History Month and an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society.
March 1, 2022University News
USF awarded four-year, $69.9 million NIH grant to continue type 1 diabetes research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $69.9 million over the next four years to continue the follow-up of study participants in The Environment Determinants of Diabetes in The Young consortium.
July 13, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health
USF team uses new neuroimaging technique to study physiological effects of brain stimulation to treat depression
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression. The procedure has few side effects and is typically prescribed as an alternative or supplemental therapy when multiple antidepressant medications and/or psychotherapy do not work.
May 4, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health
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
USF awarded five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training reduces dementia risk in older adults
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $44.4 million over the next five years to study whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment, and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, in older adults.
April 6, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health
USF Health senior medical students match to residencies
About 170 senior medical students from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine were successfully matched and learned where they will spend their residency training after graduation from medical school in May.
March 22, 2021USF Health, University News
USF Health was among top U.S. medical centers to test new ALS treatment shown to significantly benefit patients
Despite two approved medications and at least 100 clinical trials later, an urgent need for new treatments to improve the lives of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a relentlessly progressive and fatal disease, continues to exist.
September 3, 2020Research and Innovation, USF Health
USF Health receives $4 million estate gift to assist medical students
The University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine recently received more than $4 million, the largest single gift to scholarships in the history of the medical college. The gift from the late Dr. Jack F. Ross will benefit the medical scholarship that bears his name.
June 17, 2020USF Health, University News