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Six USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From predicting suicidality to disinfecting masks, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 21, 2022Honors and Awards, Innovation

COVID-19 pills may bring 2-year pandemic to an end, but they're hard to find

As Pfizer and Merck’s new antiviral COVID-19 pills begin to arrive in pharmacies across the country, disease researchers say this could be the end of a nearly two-year pandemic. "I think we’re starting to get to the end of this thing. We’ve got a lot of arrows in our quiver that we can use to fight this thing now," says Dr. Thomas Unnasch, a professor in Global Infectious Disease Research at USF Health.

January 20, 2022Health

University of South Florida researchers release national public opinion survey findings on vote-by-mail security and election fairness

Researchers at the University of South Florida, in collaboration with researchers at Florida International University, have released a second round of results from a nationwide survey. This set is aimed at measuring public opinion about several proposed electoral/voting reforms, as well as attitudes about the Electoral College.

January 20, 2022Research

New fintech accelerator aims to quickly grow Tampa Bay Area tech companies

The non-profit Tampa Bay Wave is accepting applications for its new FinTech|X Accelerator, its fourth program intended to help entrepreneurs grow technology-based companies in Tampa Bay.

January 18, 2022Entrepreneurship

USF professor launches augmented reality startup to help bilingual students

After seeing her niece — along with the rest of the nation — play the augmented reality game Pokemon Go, a University of South Florida professor wanted to bring the same elements into children's classrooms (Tampa Bay Inno).

January 13, 2022Innovation

USF offers intellectual property, technology to area entrepreneurs

As a preeminent research university, the University of South Florida has received over 100 U.S. patents annually since 2016; now, the school seeks to boost area startups and create jobs by enlisting local entrepreneurs to commercialize its intellectual property (St Pete Catalyst).

January 12, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation

University of South Florida researchers release national public opinion survey findings on omicron concerns, vaccine mandates, Biden's approval ratings

Other topics surveyed include vaccine requirements for air travel, partisan views on COVID-19.

January 12, 2022Research

USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The center will bring a variety of new undergraduate and graduate programs to the St. Petersburg campus and is envisioned as a national destination for students and researchers studying issues related to the environment, oceanography and sustainability.

January 10, 2022Research

USF, Junior League of Tampa sponsor free virtual discussion to protect children from online predators

The University of South Florida and the Junior League of Tampa will offer a free interactive discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., to help parents recognize warning signs and create safeguards to protect their children from online predators.

January 10, 2022Research

Study finds Rwandan genocide chemically modified the DNA of victims and victims’ offspring

Scientists with the USF Genomics program and the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research have taken a significant step in providing the people of Rwanda the scientific tools they need to help address mental health issues that stemmed from the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi ethnic group.

January 10, 2022Global Research

USF Health studies how diet affects gut, oral microbiomes linked to brain health in older adults

The new research may help identify measures to prevent or delay mild cognitive impairment and dementia (USF Health).

January 7, 2022Health

Innovations Magazine spotlights student successes, vital research and groundbreaking initiatives of 2021

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and groundbreaking community initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during 2021.

January 6, 2022Innovation


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