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USF faculty members recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

With the development of artificial intelligence technologies that maximize the impacts of academic programs and data visualization virtual reality software solutions, these faculty members are two of USF’s top innovators.

January 25, 2023Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF Human Trafficking Research Lab working to create 'Awareness Database'

"The problem of human trafficking, despite all the efforts, is growing, according to the most recent estimates," said Dr. Joan Reid, Director of USF's Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab. The lab conducts research to address knowledge gaps in areas of human trafficking prevention.

January 16, 2023Research

USF engineers awarded $2.5 million federal grant to expand harmful algal bloom research along Florida coasts

USF engineers are leading a team of scientists across the state in the development of a new, state-of-the-art system that allows water districts to better predict and manage harmful algal blooms. The $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows USF to work with researchers from the University of Florida and the South Florida Water Management District to address harmful algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River watersheds.

January 13, 2023Research

All Hand on Deck

Researchers identify priorities within synthesis research in ecology and environmental science to address pressing issues and questions.

January 12, 2023Research

Innovation District ‘dives deeper’

As a part of the St. Petersburg Innovation District (SPID), the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus hosted Wednesday night’s State of Science and Innovation event. Mayor Ken Welch, city council members and local officials joined area stakeholders in a packed USFSP ballroom to hear about the cutting-edge work emanating from the district.

January 12, 2023Innovation

USF Health, Northwell Health, Tampa General and Formlabs earn national recognition for 3D-printed nasal swab used in pandemic

The University of South Florida (USF) has been awarded the Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent of the 3D-printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, created in the early part of the pandemic as a solution to the disrupted commercial production of standard flocked NP swabs critical in diagnostic testing for COVID-19.

January 12, 2023Health, Honors and Awards

Initiative to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and trafficking receives $800k U.S. Department of Health grant

A research project spearheaded by faculty on the USF St. Petersburg and Tampa campuses working with community partners locally and in Savannah, Georgia seeks to reduce unintended teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and incidents of trafficking for marginalized youth.

January 11, 2023Research

Innovations Magazine 2023

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

January 9, 2023Innovation, Research

Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research

As part of a collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, researchers from the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), a College of Public Health Social Marketing expert and the Muma College of Business Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation tested a variety of materials from Commuter Assistance Programs across the country to develop data-driven marketing guidelines to improve the effectiveness of commuter marketing efforts.

January 4, 2023Research

Two USF faculty members elected Fellows of IEEE

Dr. Robert Frisina and Dr. Richard Heller were recognized for their discoveries and applications for medical engineering.

January 3, 2023Honors and Awards

Your Healthy Family: Can doctors diagnose disease using voice?

A new study led by USF Health, Dr. Bensoussan, and Cornell Medicine uses the human voice to diagnose and treat diseases and mood disorders, like depression.

December 23, 2022Health, Innovation

Three Florida universities crack top 100 of National Science Foundation research rankings

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released its 2021 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data, with three Florida universities — the University of Florida (UF), the University of South Florida (USF), and Florida State University (FSU) — appearing in the top 100 of research expenditure.

December 20, 2022Research


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