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Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas named vice president of research & innovation

At the USF Board of Trustees meeting on December 5, 2023, President Rhea Law and Provost Prasant Mohapatra announced that Dr. Sylvia Wilson Thomas has agreed to take on the permanent role of Vice President for Research & Innovation.

December 6, 2023Innovation, Research

Study reveals crucial role of herbivorous fishes and sea urchins in restoring coral reefs

A new study by Dr. Lindsay Spiers (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) and Professor Thomas Frazer (College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida), published in PeerJ Life & Environment, presents crucial findings on the feeding preferences of herbivorous fishes and the sea urchin Diadema antillarum in Little Cayman.

December 1, 2023Research

USF among three AAU universities funded by the USDA to understand disease transmission

The University of South Florida is one of three members of the Association of American Universities awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the transmission drivers of infectious diseases.

November 13, 2023Research

Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Keys Marine Laboratory, hosted by USF, to return rescued corals back to the sea

After housing more than 5,000 rescued corals for three months due to unprecedented water temperatures that caused a massive coral bleaching event off the coast of Florida, the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s (FIO) Keys Marine Laboratory (KML) is now ready to return corals to the sea. FIO is hosted by the University of South Florida.

October 31, 2023Research

College of Marine Science to lead $3.2-million grant to develop Sargassum forecasting system

A five-year, $3.2-million grant from the NOAA Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms program aims to better forecast Sargassum blooms and prevent them from plaguing coastal communities.

October 24, 2023Research

New sea slug species named after retired USF biology professor

The next time you head to the coast to enjoy the Tampa Bay waters, you may stumble upon a Cyerce piercei – a recently discovered sea slug species that is being named after Sidney “Skip” Pierce, emeritus professor of integrative biology at the University of South Florida.

October 18, 2023Research

University of South Florida continues landmark dementia prevention research with NIH award

Researchers at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus have received a grant across the next five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Aging to continue ground breaking work in dementia prevention through a clinical research study called Active Mind.

September 28, 2023Research

'What Lies Beneath' exhibit showcases investigation of unmarked burial grounds in Hillsborough County

The exhibit includes mixed media sculptures, historic and modern photographs, archival documents, and maps depicting the approximate locations of newly re-discovered burial grounds in order to help convey the story of the buried past.

September 28, 2023Research

Stella and Sam: a pair of gliders on a mission

Stella and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the data-collecting workhorses of oceanography.

September 28, 2023Global Research, Research, Student Research

USF receives $17M federal grant to help boost railroad workforce

The University of South Florida has been awarded a $17 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement program.

September 27, 2023Research

USF’s success securing defense contracts prompts new partnership to broaden nation’s research expertise

USF has become the first university in Florida and one of just a handful of universities in the nation to join a new network that connects research institutions with historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs).

September 21, 2023Research

X-ray results suggest telehealth may be a bad fit for treating musculoskeletal conditions

Researchers with the University of South Florida aimed to assess the outcomes of musculoskeletal radiographs ordered during both in-person and televisit primary care appointments.

September 19, 2023Health, Research


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