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Researcher shows 3D printed nasal swab

USF Health earns national recognition for 3D-printed nasal swab used in pandemic

USF has been awarded the Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its creation of the 3D-printed nasal swab, created in the early part of the pandemic as a solution to the disrupted commercial production of standard swabs that were critical in diagnostic testing for COVID-19.

January 13, 2023Honors and Awards

Photo of Marion Ridley and Mark Lundy

Husband of late USF physician gifts the university $1 million to benefit medical school residents

The Marion B. Ridley Endowed Resident Fund supports residents in the Otolaryngology Residency Program at the Morsani College of Medicine. Residents can use the fund to pay for special training experiences and equipment.

December 13, 2022USF Foundation

Man uses augmented reality goggles

CAMLS begins to research virtual and augmented reality uses in simulation training

With virtual and augmented reality becoming more prominent, the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation is expanding its research efforts to explore the use of virtual and augmented reality in medical simulation training.

November 1, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Health

Yael Bensoussan, MD, from USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, is a co-principal investigator for the NIH’s Bridge2AI, a multi-institution project.

USF Health awarded NIH funding to create artificial intelligence platform to diagnose disease using voice

Artificial intelligence may soon help doctors diagnose and treat diseases, including cancer and depression, based on the sound of a patient’s voice. USF is leading the launch of a landmark National Institutes of Health-funded academic project that may establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.

September 13, 2022USF Health

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

Ultrasound being conducted on hospital patient.

USF Health and Tampa General Hospital neurosurgeons first in Tampa Bay to provide patients new innovative ultrasound technology

Focused Ultrasound, an innovative, new procedure being used by USF Health Morsani College of Medicine neurosurgeons at Tampa General Hospital offer promising treatment for people suffering from essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease and other debilitating neurological disorders.

May 16, 2022USF 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

Sarah Zhong stands with students in her research lab

Six USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

Researchers from the USF College of Engineering and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine are recognized for their innovations that range from artificial intelligence that can detect and predict suicidality, to encrypting and protecting sensitive information from cloud servers, to disinfecting and recharging masks for safe multiple use.

January 24, 2022Honors and Awards

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Philanthropist Timothy Ubben gives $5 million to USF Health to fight pulmonary fibrosis

The University of South Florida announced today a $5 million gift to the USF Foundation from Timothy Ubben to create the Ubben Family Center for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Housed in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the center will increase research to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung scarring.

December 13, 2021USF Health, 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

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