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USF researchers focus on the ‘Achilles heel’ of drug-resistant bacteria: Cell division

The World Health Organization (WHO) labels antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections as one of the biggest threats to human health in the world today.

March 10, 2023Health, Research

Researchers are using data mining to learn more about diabetes cases that don’t fit the usual labels

In the ongoing research and treatment of diabetes, the focus is typically on the two forms of the disease that dominate public awareness. Type 1 is caused by the immune system attacking the cells that produce insulin, so that the person requires insulin therapy for life; type 2 is frequently associated with obesity and lack of exercise, resulting in insulin resistance.

February 1, 2023Health, Innovation, Research

USF and Florida Blue host inaugural forum on AI and data for healthcare

The event was the first in what organizers say will be a series of collaborative conferences related to AI and data between USF and Florida Blue. USF’s Center for Analytics and Creativity helped organize the conference.

January 27, 2023Health

USF Health, Northwell Health, Tampa General and Formlabs earn national recognition for 3D-printed nasal swab used in pandemic

The University of South Florida (USF) has been awarded the Patents for Humanity award by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent of the 3D-printed nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, created in the early part of the pandemic as a solution to the disrupted commercial production of standard flocked NP swabs critical in diagnostic testing for COVID-19.

January 12, 2023Health, Honors and Awards, Innovation

Your Healthy Family: Can doctors diagnose disease using voice?

A new study led by USF Health, Dr. Bensoussan, and Cornell Medicine uses the human voice to diagnose and treat diseases and mood disorders, like depression.

December 23, 2022Health, Innovation

USF Health leads research in using the human voice to diagnose and treat diseases

A new study being led by the University of South Florida and Weill Cornell Medicine called "Voice as a Biomarker of Health," is "collecting human voices to link them to medical information to diagnose a certain disease or to screen for certain diseases with voice," said Dr. Yael Bensoussan, director of the USF Health Voice Center and assistant professor of Laryngology.

December 7, 2022Health

USF Health, Tampa General Hospital Join FSR Sarcoidosis Clinic Alliance

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and the collaborative pulmonology program of USF Health have joined the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) Global Sarcoidosis Clinic Alliance to advance care and research in sarcoidosis.

December 2, 2022Health

USF students use AI to detect Alzheimer’s

USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy students Siegrid Pregartner and Laura Borgerding, launched a startup, Janus AI, and designed an AI tool that aids in the early detection of Alzheimer’s. Their focus is to provide patients suffering from the disease more time to make healthcare decisions before the disease hijacks their mental acuity and motor skills.

December 2, 2022Health, Innovation

USF Morsani College of Medicine thrives with Water Street location, Tampa General partnership

Through their partnership, USF Health and Tampa General are working together to expand the Tampa Medical and Research District. What they’re trying to portray, Dr. Charles Lockwood says, is the idea that as they keep growing medical services in the area where the medical school, Tampa General and their operations on Kennedy Boulevard are, “we’re building more and more components of world-class health care.’’

November 29, 2022Health

Pulmonology Program Led by Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Joins Two Global Organizations with a Shared Purpose to Empower Patients

The USF Health and Tampa General Hospital pulmonary and critical care medicine program earned two national designations: as a founding member of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Global Sarcoidosis Clinic Alliance and selection as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network.

November 29, 2022Health

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

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


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