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Researchers Create Toolkit to Address Disparities in Transportation and Mobility

Tia Boyd and her colleagues at the University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) created the Transportation Equity Toolkit, which helps communities, municipal governments, metropolitan planning organizations, transportation agencies, and other entities — such as higher education institutions — identify gaps in their transportation and mobility practices and infrastructure.

November 16, 2022Innovation

Three USF faculty named to the Clarivate 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list

These researchers achieved this distinction for the significant new knowledge they generated in their disciplines of tourism management, mathematics and transportation engineering.

November 15, 2022Global Research, Honors and Awards

USF-led team detects toxic “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, in Tampa Bay fish and sediments

For the first time, a team led by the USF College of Marine Science (USF CMS) assessed the distribution and concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or “forever chemicals,” in sediments and fishes in Tampa Bay. These initial results, reported in Frontiers in Marine Science, suggest cause for concern.

November 15, 2022Research

New USF patent creates digital alibis

Researchers at the University of South Florida are in the process of licensing a new, patented technology that can more accurately confirm an individual’s identity and location using their voice. The technology, dubbed “Here I am,” creates an unforgeable, encrypted digital certificate on a user’s cellular device.

November 14, 2022Innovation

Nursing college’s impact spans from Tampa Bay to Sicily

Officials with the USF Health College of Nursing recently signed agreements of understanding with two universities in Sicily that will provide opportunities for global exchanges among faculty and students. That includes training, internships, research efforts, professional development and sharing technological expertise.

November 11, 2022Health

USF researchers work to close gap in security to help prove it's you behind a device

Sriram Chellappan developed technology to use your voice to prove you are where you say you are and create a digital alibi, and his reasons sprung from the need for justice. He teamed up with USF business professor Balaji Padmanabhan to create the "Here I Am" app.

November 11, 2022Innovation

USF and St. Pete Innovation District eye $160 million ‘Blue Economy’ grant

In a collaboration, the University of South Florida and the burgeoning St. Petersburg Innovation District are pursuing a grant from the National Science Foundation that would funnel $160 million into marine science innovation in the city.

November 8, 2022Innovation

USF, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Launch Program for Student Inventors

Together, USF Research & Innovation and the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is launching IGNITE — Inspiring Generations of New Inventors Through Engagement—this fall. This innovation and tech program is focused on bringing invention resources to students within Tampa Bay community.

November 7, 2022Innovation

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students accepted into USF CONNECT's cohort for their innovative health startup

Two students in the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy launched a company that may have the newest innovation in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. Their work opened the way for acceptance to USF CONNECT's Student Innovation Incubator.

November 2, 2022Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Student Research

CAMLS advances research in virtual and augmented reality for simulation training

With virtual and augmented reality becoming more prominent, the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) is expanding its research efforts to explore the use of virtual and augmented reality in medical simulation training.

November 1, 2022Health, Innovation, Research

Termites are Key Wood Decomposers, and Could Play Significant Role in the Look of Future Ecosystems

In an international study that collected data in 133 sites spanning 20 countries, assistant professor Paul-Camilo Zalamea and research associate Carolina Sarmiento from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida, along with more than 100 collaborators, learned that termites are pivotal when it comes to breaking down wood, contributing to the earth's carbon cycle.

November 1, 2022Global Research, Research

USF and Florida Inventors Hall of Fame launch new program to inspire next generation of inventors

IGNITE, Inspiring Generations of New Inventors Through Engagement, is an initiative launched by the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame at USF Research & Innovation on the Tampa campus, to bring invention resources to students near and far, the Tampa Bay community and USF.

October 26, 2022Innovation


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