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Power grid failure simulation

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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Too many – or too few – job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep

A new study by researchers at the University of South Florida reveals that the relationship between work demands and a good night’s rest is nuanced. Conventional wisdom that suggests that people with the most demanding jobs would have the most trouble sleeping isn't necessarily true.

November 29, 2022Research and Innovation

Student veteran continues his service through research

Student veteran continues his service through research

U.S. Air Force veteran Rio Tate was awarded the 2022 Tillman Scholarship through the Pat Tillman Foundation for his commitment to service work through research. Since high school, Tate was set on earning his higher education degrees and learning more about how the brain works.

November 7, 2022Student Success

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Inside USF: The Podcast

Kathy Black, professor of aging studies on USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, is a leading scholar and proponent of age-friendly practices. In this episode, she discusses what it means to be age-friendly and her extensive efforts at the local, state and national levels, including with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and AARP.

November 5, 2021University News

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Drama llama or sleep deprived? New study uncovers how consistent sleep loss impacts mental and physical well-being

USF researcher finds all it takes is three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause your mental and physical well-being to greatly deteriorate.

July 6, 2021Research and Innovation

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Sleep health dictates success of practicing mindfulness

Sleeping an extra 29 minutes each night can be the key to improving mindfulness, a critical resource that has benefits for daily well-being and work performance.

October 19, 2020Research and Innovation

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Federal data undercounts Hurricane Irma’s impact on mortality of nursing home residents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-in-four people who died from COVID-19 in the U.S. had been living in a long-term care facility. The sobering statistic is even more alarming when you consider the compounding threats of a hurricane. The elderly population is at a greater risk of death than younger individuals, as many are reliant on others to keep them safe.

October 6, 2020Research and Innovation

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COVID-19 adds urgency to USF researchers’ high-tech solution to nursing home care crisis

A USF interdisciplinary team was building a predictive analytics tool to help nursing homes manage staffing shortages when the pandemic presented a new challenge.

June 16, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

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Men’s Health: Better Sleep, Less Swelling and Reduced Risk of Inflammation

Soomi Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies, published a study which examined whether systemic inflammation often found in patients with OA or RA is explained by poorer sleep health in the journal for Arthritis Care & Research.

July 29, 2019Research and Innovation

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