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USF launches project to map shallow sea floors in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico

Marine scientists at the University of South Florida are using a new uncrewed vessel to map the complex seafloors in key areas around Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (Sarasota Herald-Tribune).

December 10, 2021Research

USF launches first mission to map vulnerable coastal areas in Tampa Bay and Gulf of Mexico using a remotely operated ‘uncrewed’ vessel

University of South Florida marine scientists launched their first field mission in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to test a new approach to mapping shallow coastal areas (USF College of Marine Science).

December 9, 2021Research

USF College Of Marine Science Introduces Automated Coastal Mapping Vessel

Scientists from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg recently launched a new mission to map the shallow shores of Tampa Bay (Fior Reports).

December 9, 2021Research

What is optimal immunity? USF professor explains

Epidemiology Professor Dr. Jason Salemi along with colleague and former USF Professor Dr. Elizabeth Pathak have published a research paper soon to be peer reviewed arguing for a change of the CDC's “Fully Vaccinated” designation (Bay News 9).

December 8, 2021Health

From clean drinking water to ‘tumor on a disc,’ these USF inventors are getting national attention

Three University of South Florida faculty members have been tapped as fellows for the National Academy of Inventors. It is the highest honor given to academic inventors. The academy is based at USF and tapped 161 other inventors from 116 research universities and institutes across the globe (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

December 8, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

National Academy of Inventors

Three USF faculty members selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Three University of South Florida faculty members whose inventions in engineering, molecular medicine and chemistry are shaping drug discovery, environmental sustainability and modern dental care have been selected as new National Academy of Inventors Fellows.

December 7, 2021Honors and Awards, Innovation

Dr. Subhra Mohapatra Named New National Academy Of Inventors Fellow

Subhra Mohapatra, PhD, a professor of molecular medicine at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was one of three USF faculty members recently selected as new National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows. Dr. Mohapatra is a pioneering scientist/researcher whose work over 26 years has been instrumental in advancing the frontiers of drug delivery and cancer treatment (USF Health).

December 7, 2021Health, Honors and Awards, Innovation

USF Health physician-scientist pinpoints genes to predict lung fibrosis outcomes

Dr. Jose Herazo-Maya’s research may help identify new treatments to improve survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and severe COVID-19 (USF Health).

December 6, 2021Health

Swerving prevention method prompts new patent for USF engineers

In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving (USF Newsroom).

December 3, 2021Innovation

City of St. Petersburg approves USF and community researchers’ recommendations on how to address systemic racism

St. Petersburg City Council members are moving forward with a plan created by an interdisciplinary team of researchers coordinated by the University of South Florida on how to identify and address structural racism in the community (USF Newsroom).

December 3, 2021Research

Within an Antarctic sea squirt, scientists discover a bacterial species with promising anti-melanoma properties

On the icy Antarctic sea floor a research team from DRI, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the University of South Florida is looking to find a new treatment for melanoma (

December 1, 2021Global Research, Research

USF’s Florida Center for Community Design partners with Tampa in greenhouse gas inventory

A new report produced by the City of Tampa in partnership with USF’s Florida Center for Community Design and Research provides an in-depth look at the sources of greenhouse gas emissions within the City of Tampa municipal operations and from the city as a whole (USFRI Newsroom).

November 23, 2021Research


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