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Dr. Spellacy

In Memoriam: Dr. William N. Spellacy

One of the first maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists, he excelled at academic medicine and advanced women’s health with a focus on the patient USF Health’s William N. Spellacy, a […]

Hypertension S.P.R.I.N.T. study

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, […]


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 […]

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 Health

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 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 […]


Bayfront Health St. Petersburg becomes USF Health’s newest affiliate in Pinellas County

St. Petersburg, FL (Sept. 1, 2015) – Bayfront Health St. Petersburg announced it has signed an affiliation agreement with the University of South Florida to help expand and […]


USF Health and FARA to host Sept. 17 scientific symposium

Pharma, biotech leaders will discuss several new clinical studies testing drugs and gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia Tampa, FL (Aug. 31, 2015) — The University of South Florida (USF) […]