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Final state budget includes funding to support key USF initiatives

The University of South Florida will receive significant increased recurring operational funding and support for other important projects in the 2024-25 state budget that was signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis today.

June 12, 2024University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Health OB-GYN studying women’s health in space

As a member of NASA’s GeneLab group, Dr. Begum Mathyk is collaborating with a team of researchers in the field of space biology, publishing several studies as part of national portfolio on space research.

June 12, 2024Research and Innovation, USF Health

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USF names new head coach of men’s baseball

Mitch Hannahs joins USF after 11 highly successful seasons as head coach of Indiana State where he led the Sycamores to national Top 25 rankings and five NCAA Tournament appearances.

June 10, 2024USF Athletics

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USF announces new cybersecurity training program

With support from U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, USF will launch a new program focused on information security governance, risk and compliance and an online professional education offering designed to meet the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals.

June 7, 2024University News

USF using AI to help combat malaria in Africa

USF using AI to help combat malaria in Africa

Funded by the NIH, the project is an international effort that will establish a new research center in Africa to advance malaria research and deploy advanced smart traps for real-time identification of mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite.

June 6, 2024Research and Innovation

USF chosen as Global Virus Network HQ; HIV co-discoverer Dr. Robert Gallo joins faculty

USF selected as the international headquarters of the Global Virus Network, co-discoverer of HIV joins faculty

The Global Virus Network is a distinguished organization comprised of virologists from more than 40 countries. Co-founder and world-renowned scientist Dr. Robert Gallo will join USF, enhancing the university’s impact as a new member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, grow its research enterprise and further build its reputation across the world.

June 5, 2024Research and Innovation, USF Health, University News

Physician studies melanoma on patient's arm

USF-led study finds hydrogen peroxide, vitamin C effective against melanoma

Researchers found that melanoma cells have more DNA damage and fewer antioxidant defenses compared to normal skin cells. When treated with hydrogen peroxide and vitamin C, melanoma cells showed even more DNA damage and higher cell death rates, while normal cells were protected.

June 3, 2024Research and Innovation

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Two USF faculty innovators selected for the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

The Class of 2024 represents the best of innovation in Florida, and their achievements underscore the critical role that innovation plays in driving progress and improving the quality of life for people in our state, our nation and around the world.

May 30, 2024Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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AAU membership helping accelerate USF’s impact

Throughout the last year, USF’s membership in the Association of American Universities has become a springboard to an array of benefits. From the successful recruitment and retention of world-class faculty and students to more corporations and community organizations inquiring and establishing new partnerships with the university – AAU membership is fueling USF’s momentum in significant ways.

May 28, 2024University News

USF researcher unlocking mysteries of brain development with advanced imaging and virtual reality

USF researcher unlocking mysteries of brain development with advanced imaging and virtual reality

With a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project promises to unveil the mysteries of how the brain is wired, offering hope for improved disease and injury treatments.

May 23, 2024Research and Innovation

Waseem Albaba

USF engineering student takes top prize in Department of Defense national cyber competition

The U.S. Department of Defense challenged the country’s top cybersecurity minds in a skills competition. CyberHerd team captain and computer science and engineering student Waseem Albaba came out on top, defeating 3,000 competitors.

May 20, 2024Student Success

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USF helping connect human trafficking victims to critical resources in the community

More than 100 anti-trafficking professionals have come together to officially launch the BRIGHT Network, an online platform that helps victims of human trafficking escape their situations by connecting them with organizations and resources in their community.

May 17, 2024Community Partnerships

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