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Carol and Frank Morsani

Carol and Frank Morsani commit additional $7 million to support the University of South Florida

Latest gift will advance geriatrics, business and provide student scholarships. Combined with $5 million announced in March for an on-campus stadium, the couple have recently committed $12 million to USF.

June 28, 2022USF Foundation

Doctor holds blood tube.

USF awarded $3.2 million to contribute to development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease

The new funding dovetails with a $44.4 million, five-year NIH grant awarded last year to test whether computerized brain training can reduce dementia risk in older adults.

June 8, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Health

Fish oil capsules

USF Health study finds quality of fat input determines output of kidney and cardiac health and repair

Breakthrough research uncovers how a certain type of healthy fat found in Omega-3 fish oil, such as salmon and tuna, works in tandem with enzymes from the spleen to clear the inflammation in a damaged heart.

April 12, 2022Research and Innovation

USF students, President Law and Rocky gather at the FL State Capitol building

USF leaders thank state legislators for historic support in this year’s session

The University of South Florida community is celebrating a historically successful legislative session by thanking the state legislators who have proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for USF across all three campuses and USF Health.

March 10, 2022University News

Photo displays a mix of fresh vegetables.

Physicians, anthropologists and marine biologists start at the soil in launch of program to address nature’s impact on human health

Linking human health to the environment, a growing team of scientists is working together to enhance the impact of microbiomes in a new multifaceted venture called the USF Metropolitan Food Project (MFP). The goal of the project is to address how environmental changes impact food nutrition, and in turn, human health and the risk of viral pandemics.

January 26, 2022Research and Innovation

Riffatul Islam, USF Sarasota-Manatee campus governor

Twenty years: USF community reflects on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and how the tragedy has shaped countless careers

From expertise in anti-terrorism to veterans services and providing sustained medical treatment to survivors, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have shaped countless careers at USF.

September 8, 2021Research and Innovation, University News

Vial of Moderna vaccine

USF Health a clinical trial testing site for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger children

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as a site for a clinical trial testing the Moderna mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to less than 11 years.

August 12, 2021COVID-19, Research and Innovation, USF Health

Man gets vaccinated

USF Health joins national study testing how well COVID-19 vaccine prevents spread of SARS-CoV-2 in young adults

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has begun enrolling university students and other young adults, including those not planning to be vaccinated, for an expanded nationwide study evaluating coronavirus infection and transmission in people ages 18 through 29.

August 5, 2021Research and Innovation

Rendering of USF Football Indoor Practice Facility

University of South Florida raises more than $100 million in private gifts for the third straight year

Even in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of South Florida community rallied together during fiscal year 2021 to support students, faculty and staff by raising in excess of $110 million.

August 3, 2021University News

3-D illustration of bacteria Peptostreptococcus

New USF Institute for Microbiomes created to advance human and environmental health

USF has launched an institute dedicated to harnessing the huge populations of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes inhabiting our bodies and our planet to improve health and develop new treatments.

July 21, 2021Research and Innovation, USF Health

Tampa General Hospital and USF Health building

Enhanced alliance progresses for Tampa General Hospital and University of South Florida, as name is announced and search for inaugural leader begins

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida are progressing with their new enhanced affiliation, defining a name and beginning a national search for the new organization’s first leader. The milestones keep the October 2021 start date on target and are in sync with overall transition planning that has taken place since announcing the broadened affiliation last summer.

July 16, 2021USF Health

Donor Bruce Mackey is seated at a table surrounded by USF Health physicians and leaders.

Patient commits estate gift to advance women’s heart health, skin cancer research and Alzheimer’s caregiver education at USF

Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey has made a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health to fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center.

June 14, 2021USF Health

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