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Carol and Frank Morsani

Surprise celebration honors Tampa Bay philanthropists Carol and Frank Morsani

The enduring impact Frank and Carol Morsani have had in the Tampa Bay area and beyond was commemorated in a joint show of appreciation hosted by representatives from USF, the University of Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts – institutions the Morsanis have supported over the years.

February 5, 2024USF Foundation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy vessel

USF Health granted initial $14 million for traumatic brain injury research study

Through a grant from the Florida Legislature, researchers in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine will conduct a clinical study to help determine if hyperbaric oxygen therapy can ease the symptoms of traumatic brain injury in Florida’s veteran, active duty and reserve service members.

January 8, 2024Research and Innovation

Anesthesiologist stands over patient with oxygen mask

USF Health, Tampa General expand medical training opportunities to strengthen pipeline of health care workforce

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Tampa General Hospital will launch a new medical residency training program in anesthesiology. Residents in the four-year program will work at Tampa General Hospital and other TGH locations throughout the Tampa Bay region and be trained by USF Health faculty.

October 26, 2023USF Health

Group of medical students sit in a conference room

Nearly 1 in 4 new medical students come from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in medicine

This cohort of students represents another academically strong class and the most diverse yet, and includes former NCAA athletes, weightlifters and musicians.

July 25, 2023USF Health

Portrait of Dr. Asa Oxner in a patient room

From emergency response to helping the homeless, Dr. Asa Oxner takes a holistic approach to practicing medicine

Two-time alum Dr. Asa Oxner is working to train the next generation of physicians. As a young student, Oxner was inspired by the Indiana Jones adventure movies and wanted to be an archaeologist.

April 3, 2023University News

USF alumna blends medicine, adventure and global service in her work at USF Health

USF alumna blends medicine, adventure and global service in her work at USF Health

Asa Oxner, a two-time graduate of USF, focuses her work on helping vulnerable patients, particularly those experiencing homelessness and addiction, both locally and internationally.

April 1, 2023Student Success, USF Health

Graphic says the Florida high tech corridor early-stage innovation fund

USF Research & Innovation and the Florida High Tech Corridor partner to fund Early-Stage Innovation Awards

The funding supports a first-of-its-kind, AI-based language translation tool for stroke patients with aphasia, a prototype device to reduce structural malfunctions in critical manufactured products and infrastructure and an AI-based tool to deliver custom music therapy to aging populations.

February 28, 2023Research and Innovation

Group sits at table with USF Health backdrop

Leaders form stronger ties at USF Health, Global Virus Network signing ceremony

The Global Virus Network encompasses the world’s foremost virologists from 71 centers of excellence in 40 nations – all working to prevent illness and death from viral diseases posing threats to humanity.

February 28, 2023USF Health

Photo collage of NAI Senior Members

Five USF faculty elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators who have demonstrated remarkable innovation producing technologies that have brought real impact on the welfare of society. They also have growing success in patents, licensing and commercialization, while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors.

February 15, 2023Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation

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

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