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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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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 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) […]

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USF awarded $2.24 M grant to improve care for older adults

USF Health will team with Tampa Family Health Centers to build a health care workforce integrating primary and geriatric care Tampa, FL (Aug. 13, 2015) — The University […]


USF and cancer advocacy organization FORCE awarded $1.45M to advance clinical research network

PCORnet will focus on questions and outcomes that matters most to patients and their caregivers to help shape the future of hereditary cancer research Tampa, FL (Aug. 12, […]

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USF College of Nursing receives $2.8M NIH grant to study cognitive impairment in breast cancer survivors

An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Cecile Lengacher will study whether mindfulness-based stress reduction reduces chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment Tampa, FL (July 14, 2015) –The National Cancer Institute (NCI) […]