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Biology professor who made midlife career change gives $1 million estate gift to USF St. Petersburg campus
Cassill said the university has provided her with a wonderful opportunity to explore her passion. Now she is providing the institution with a $1 million estate gift to create the Cassill Endowed Scholarship in Biology to aid the next generation of aspiring biologists.
October 12, 2022Research
A new organizational design study from researchers at the University of South Florida sheds light on the ideal work environment inventors need in order to succeed and thrive when they venture into new knowledge domains.
TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) today announced a partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) Patel College of Global Sustainability. This partnership is part of TD SYNNEX’s expanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, and it allows for the USF student community to engage in a sustainability project in collaboration with TD SYNNEX as part of a broader USF educational program on sustainability activities.
October 11, 2022Research
USF awarded a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to help build more equitable communities
The project focuses on the East Tampa Community Redevelopment Area — home to 38,000 residents and many historic African American neighborhoods. The university will be partnering with East Tampa community members to address disparities in urban infrastructure.
The director of USF's Health Voice Center is a leader on the study, which shows everything from your vocal cord vibrations to breathing patterns when you speak offers potential information about your health.
Mya Breitbart, a biological oceanography professor at the USF College of Marine Science (CMS), published a landmark paper in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) about a new sequencing technique called viral metagenomics. The method eventually formed the backbone of Breitbart’s impressive research portfolio, and it’s a big part of the reason she has earned so many accolades, most recently, Distinguished University Professor (DUP) at USF.
The University of South Florida Department of Anthropology has begun the final steps in a long process to return the ancient ancestors of Native Americans, previously used for research, to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
October 10, 2022Research
The university's Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, uses digital brain training exercises to see if they can reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. The study is seeking more than 1,200 participants in the Sarasota area to join.
The University of South Florida and healthy older adult volunteers from the Sarasota area will play an increasingly crucial role in the landmark Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study.
October 6, 2022Health
A protein that could provide assistance to the progression of a protein-based therapy for patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) has been tested by researchers at the Morsani College of Medicine, ultimately leading to successful results, according to lead investigator Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $20 million grant to a University of South Florida-led (USF) team of researchers to develop a standardized approach to the protection and replenishment of coral reef and mangrove ecosystems, which serve as a barrier in protecting our coasts.
October 4, 2022Research
USF researchers advance efforts to develop a protein-based treatment therapy for individuals with ALS
Researchers at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, located at the University of South Florida, successfully tested a protein that has the potential to aid in the development of a protein-based therapy for patients with ALS, a progressive nervous system disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
October 4, 2022Health