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USF, medical company partner to create preventative ‘brain games’ for Alzheimer’s, other cognitive disorders

The University of South Florida has partnered with a company to research dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other cognitive disorders in seniors with handheld “brain games.” (News Channel 8).

April 21, 2021Health, Research

USF seeks Polk County participants for dementia study

The University of South Florida is seeking local participants in a study to measure the effects of “brain games” on delaying mental decline. The university recently received a $44.4 million federal grant to continue its Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study (The Ledger).

April 21, 2021Health, Research

Florida High Tech Corridor Incubators Experience Startup Surge

In Tampa, proof of this startup surge is the waiting list to join USF CONNECT’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, which is longer than ever. Entrepreneurs are hungry for lab space and eagerly awaiting the new Research Park building opening fall 2021 (Florida High Tech Corridor).

April 20, 2021Entrepreneurship, Innovation

USF College of Education assistant professor to establish Caribbean educational research center through $3.6 million grant

Patriann Smith has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish an interdisciplinary educational research center to help support decision making and policy development for educational innovation and expansion in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (USF Newsroom).

April 19, 2021Global Research, Research

USF tricked out its red tide tracker to study the Piney Point spill

The tracker, originally created during Hurricane Irma, will gauge where the toxins from the Piney Point spill may head and its level of concentration (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

April 19, 2021Research

$44M USF Partnership With Lakeland Center For Brain Research

A five-year $44 million grant has been awarded to the University of South Florida in its partnership with Lakeland's Reliance Medical Centers for the Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) study, a news release said (Patch).

April 15, 2021Health, Research

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health is participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial to determine whether highly allergic people or those with mast cell disorders are at greater risk for severe, immediate allergic reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines (USF Health).

April 14, 2021Health, Research

Model from USF researchers forecasts fate of Piney Point wastewater

A computer model initially developed by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science to track red tide and ocean currents has quickly been adapted and is now being used to support the efforts to understand the transport, transformation and fate of contaminants in wastewater released into Tampa Bay from the retired Piney Point fertilizer plant (USF Newsroom).

April 14, 2021Research

USF’s invaluable role in protecting Tampa Bay

As the Piney Point spill shows, health of the bay is key to the regional economy (Tampa Bay Times / paywall).

April 14, 2021Research

Hope for ‘long-haulers’: COVID vaccines could hold the key to relief for patients who suffer months of symptoms

Some patients have received the vaccine and had symptoms lessen or completely disappear, but not enough data has been provided to definitively link the two (WTSP).

April 13, 2021Health, Research

USF will help study severe allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccines

The researchers will attempt to enroll 3,400 participants between the ages of 18 and 69 (Tampa Bay Times).

April 13, 2021Health, Research

Outside funding for USF St. Pete research projects hits more than $20M

University of South Florida St. Petersburg received more than $20 million for its research projects in the last year, more than double the outside funding it received the year prior (Tampa Bay Business Journal / paywall).

April 12, 2021Research


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