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NIH hypertension study makes a stronger case for aiming for even lower blood pressure

A national clinical trial was halted when it became evident that more intensive management of high blood pressure for certain people improved survival and incidence of heart attacks, […]

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Jun Tan probes the power of flavonoids in fighting Alzheimer’s disease

Backed by a diverse research team, Jun Tan, MD, PhD, often takes the road less traveled when it comes to searching for new treatments for disorders affecting both […]


USF Health, Aetna report on national community-based study of cancer genetic counseling and testing services

Study identifies gaps in clinical genetic counseling services for women undergoing BRCA genetic testing Tampa, FL (Oct. 1, 2015) – A University of South Florida-led research collaboration with Aetna, […]


Taking on roles of health professionals, fifth graders ‘staff’ new USF Health, TGH sponsored space at Muma JA BizTown [video]

Fifth graders taking part in their Junior Achievement (JA) field trip to the Muma JA BizTown in north Tampa on Sept. 29 had a new ‘storefront’ to staff […]

Anthony Odibo, MD and Dr. Umit Kayilsi have been awarded a 4 million dollar NIH grant to study the effects of smoking on fetal developement.

USF Health awarded $4M by NIH to assess effects of placental microvasculature and smoking on fetal growth

Bridging laboratory and clinical sciences, the study aims to improve the health outcomes  of pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth Tampa, FL (Sept. 28, 2015) – The USF […]

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USF Health midwives to host screening of “The Mama Sherpas”

Midwives from USF Health will host a free screening of The Mama Sherpas at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation […]

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Maximize Research Support Salary when writing NIH grant budgets

The MCOM Research Office is often asked how to write budgets for NIH grants with significant “% effort” by both basic scientists and clinicians. Since the latter receive […]

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Reach outside your zone when reading research literature

In today’s world of web-based access to the published literature, we may have lost something in terms of reading science for pleasure.  Moreover, I suspect that many investigators […]

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Researchers find potential source of insulin-producing cells in adult human pancreas

The USF-led study may lead to drug therapies to replenish cells destroyed or damaged by diabetes Tampa, FL (Sept. 23, 2015) — Cells that express neurogenin 3 (NGN3) […]


USF physicians earn spots on 2015 Best Doctors in America list

The number of USF Health physicians making the annual Best Doctors in America® list keeps growing. This year, the local list included 129 USF Health doctors who care […]

The 7th annual FARA-USF Health Research Syposium 2015 was held on the campus of the University of South Florida September 17th, 2015.

Symposium highlights new research by industry leaders seeking first treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia [video]

Hosted by FARA and the USF Ataxia Research Center, the annual scientific symposium emphasizes a patient-centered approach to research For the first time in its seven-year history, the […]

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USF receives $5.9M 2016 Navigator grant, once again the country’s largest award

For the last 3 years Jodi Ray’s team has successfully partnered with key organizations statewide, providing enrollment education and outreach to vulnerable populations in all 67 Florida counties […]


USF Pharmacy Class of 2019 welcomed with their first white coats [video]

Know who you are, never compromise your ethics, embrace change, and respect your team. These were a few of several insights Rhea Law shared with the incoming class […]

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Spleen may provide new target for treating stroke’s debilitating inflammation

A USF preclinical study shows transplanted human bone marrow stem cells preferentially migrate to the spleen, reducing systemic inflammation of later-stage stroke Tampa, FL (Sept. 15, 2015) — […]


USF Health hand expert uses new procedure to give patients faster recovery from arthritic hand pain [video]

The wrong surgery with the wrong doctor took Ellen Polack down a path of frustration and gave her no relief from the pain in her right hand. Ellen […]


USF awarded NIH grant to find new treatments for fatal infections caused by pathogenic free-living amoeba [video]

Among the microbes targeted is the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri Tampa, FL (Sept. 3, 2015) — University of South Florida College of Public Health researchers were recently awarded a […]