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USF Health responds to opioid epidemic

Deaths from drug overdose last year escalated to an all-time high of more than 63,000 nationwide – killing more Americans than car accidents. These deaths were largely driven […]

USF Health Research Day set for Feb. 23

USF Health Research Day 2018 is set for Friday, Feb. 23, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom.   The annual event focuses on the high-impact scholarly work of students, […]

Dentists key to discussing risk of HPV-related cancers with their patients

Dental community needs more training to strengthen HPV prevention efforts, USF study concludes TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2018) — The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually […]

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Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study TAMPA, Fla. (Jan.  8, 2018) — The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a national […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked […]

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Year in Review: Key USF Health stories in 2017

As we look forward to a New Year, let’s take time to celebrate key student and faculty successes, research and innovation advances, and clinical care care and community […]

USF joins UL, Harvard to provide medical schools a model to teach signs of human trafficking

As many as 88 percent of human trafficking victims in the United States interact with a health care professional. Yet these professionals’ ability to recognize the signs of […]

Early study shows new shoe attachment can help stroke patients improve their gait [video]

A new device created at the University of South Florida – and including a cross-disciplinary team of experts from USF engineering, physical therapy and neurology – is showing […]

Dr. Dolly Swisher appointed director of USF’s physical therapy school

Laura Lee (Dolly) Swisher, PT, PhD, FNAP, FAPTA, has been appointed director of the University of South Florida Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) and […]

Tackling medicine’s biggest problems by thinking very small

USF’s Master’s in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology program celebrating its first graduating class As the technology of medicine and drug development and delivery continues to shrink down to the nanoscale, […]