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USF's highlights from the first half of 2024

As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, USF's dynamic labs and groundbreaking fieldwork have solidified its status as a leading research university. In just the past six months, USF has broken records, united the community in support of its athletics programs and established numerous innovative partnerships.

July 8, 2024University News

Les Shaw and doctoral student Emilee Muster

USF projects selected for new research program bring the potential to solve critical challenges

Four interdisciplinary teams of USF researchers have each been awarded up to $1 million in seed funding through the Collaborative Research Excellence and Translational Efforts awards – a new initiative designed to catalyze new research and enhance USF’s impact.

June 20, 2024Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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

2023 AAAS Fellows

Four USF faculty members elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contributions range in the fields of metabolic engineering and biomanufacturing, to pioneering advances in molecular medicine, integrating biomass and algae technologies to reduce society's carbon footprint and leadership in geoscience education.

April 18, 2024Honors and Awards

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

USF research funding reaches record high of $692 million

Research funding awarded to USF reached an all-time high of $692 million in fiscal year 2023, representing an increase of nearly 27% from the previous year and elevating USF’s stature as one of the nation’s most research-intensive universities.

March 18, 2024Research and Innovation

iNur Technologies device

Three USF start-ups receive grants to commercialize new inventions and antibiotics

An AI-driven technology that can improve communication abilities for individuals with speech or language impairments, a new surface coating that reduces heat retention to cool surfaces during hot weather and a novel medicine to combat antibiotic resistance are the products of three start-up companies that have recently received Foundation Bull Ring Accelerator Grants.

March 4, 2024Research and Innovation

Stephen Saddow, ASHWIN PARTHASARATHY, Scott Burgin

USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

Three University of South Florida professors who have developed new technologies for stroke identification, blood flow monitoring and neural implants have been named recipients of the university’s Excellence in Innovation Awards.

February 16, 2024Honors and Awards

Patented of Innovation wall

USF ranks among the top 15 public universities in new patents

For the 11th consecutive year, the University of South Florida is one of the top 15 American public research universities for producing new U.S. utility patents, according to a new ranking released today by the National Academy of Inventors.

February 15, 2024Research and Innovation

Researcher in lab

USF research expenditures up 14%, surging to more than $461 million

From advancements in health care to cybersecurity to K-12 education, the University of South Florida’s research enterprise continues to achieve tremendous growth, including funding from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

February 13, 2024Research and Innovation

Man speaks with student at conference

Undergraduate Research Initiative commits $110K to support more than 70 USF students

Projects include experiential learning opportunities in science communication, fieldwork planning & preparation, data analysis and oceanic equipment maintenance and design.

December 5, 2023Research and Innovation, Student Success

Student looks at vial during science class

USF selected to host hundreds of young inventors from across the state in annual competition

The University of South Florida was named the official Florida state affiliate for Invention Convention Worldwide, a competition from The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The program will give students statewide the opportunity to showcase their inventive projects, compete for awards and potentially advance to the national competition.

November 7, 2023Research and Innovation

Downtown Tampa skyline

USF to launch HealthTech|X Accelerator with Tampa Bay Wave

Powered by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the new initiative, scheduled to launch in mid-2024, marks a significant milestone in fostering innovation, supporting high-potential healthtech startups and promoting entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay region.

November 2, 2023Community Partnerships

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