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USF, Tampa General Hospital need 250 volunteers for new COVID-19 vaccine trial

University of South Florida Health and Tampa General Hospital are partnering to take part in phase-3 clinical trials. Research physicians are looking for more than 250 volunteers in the Tampa Bay region to take part in the late-stage trial (Fox 13 News).

December 31, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Justice for All: Mental Health in the Black Community

The research project is one of several research projects the University of South Florida is funding a part of their recent calls for research projects aimed at understanding Blackness and anti Black racism (Bay News 9).

December 29, 2020Research

New Joint Effort From TGH and USF Could Bring Cutting Edge Clinical Research to Tampa Bay

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida Health recently created a joint office of clinical research that officials said could ultimately help it rival some of the best academic medical centers in the nation (Bay News 9).

December 28, 2020Health, Innovation, Research

Campus Food Waste Recovery Project earns USF Student Success Team Collaboration award

Up to 40 percent of food that is produced in the U.S. goes to waste and it’s impacting our health, according to USF College of Public Health doctoral candidate Whitney Fung Uy.

December 21, 2020Honors and Awards, Research, Student Research

Invasive in the U.S., lifesaver Down Under

Ten years of research led by the University of South Florida has revealed that a monitor lizard should be regarded as an “ecosystem engineer,” a rarity for reptiles (USF Newsroom).

December 21, 2020Global Research, Research

Research project to recover, engage public on lost history of African American burial grounds in Tampa Bay

In Tampa Bay and across the nation, a number of African American burial grounds and cemeteries have been lost to history, neglected, abandoned, even paved over and developed on. A research project funded by a University of South Florida anti-racism initiative is seeking to recover and reimagine the forgotten history of these sacred places (USF St. Petersburg campus).

December 21, 2020Research

USF Libraries creates digital dashboard to track COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Florida

New dashboard monitors the number of vaccine recipients, their location and demographic (USF Libraries).

December 21, 2020Health, Research

Happy Holidays from USF Research & Innovation

Watch our holiday video: We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season, as we look forward with hope and courage to the New Year.

December 17, 2020Innovation, Research

Report: Vaccination rollout won’t prevent third wave of COVID-19

Tampa Bay is beginning to feel the effects of the third wave of coronavirus, and the vaccine won’t be able to stop it in time. The Pfizer vaccine started being administered to health professionals Dec. 14; however, mass distribution likely won’t begin until the spring. In the meantime, social distancing measures will be vital in stopping the spread of COVID-19 (USF Newsroom).

December 16, 2020Health, Research

Jr Scientist program expands their virtual reach with help from USF College of Marine Science students

Developed in 2014 by CMS students, the goal of the Jr Scientist program is to give middle and high school students the opportunity to volunteer at the festival, as a way to engage them in science.

December 11, 2020Research, Student Research

Three USF Sarasota-Manatee campus professors among world’s top researchers

Three professors from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus – Faizan Ali, Thomas Becker and James Unnever – have been included in a database of the top 160,000 scientists worldwide, placing them among the elite in their fields across all disciplines.

December 10, 2020Research

Three USF Faculty Members Elected New National Academy of Inventors Fellows

As prolific inventors, this year’s faculty honorees developed cutting-edge technology to fight diseases and improve lives (USFRI Newsroom).

December 8, 2020Global Research, Honors and Awards, Innovation

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