Archive for the Research Category

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, […]

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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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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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) […]

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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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 […]


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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Dr. Cesario Borlongan pioneers stem cell therapy research for stroke [multimedia]

Distinguished USF Health Professor Cesario Borlongan, PhD, is internationally recognized for translational research on the neuroprotective and neurorestorative effects of stem cell therapies in stroke. Over the last […]

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Rare diseases research can also serve the “greater good”

In this issue’s letter, I want to discuss the value of studying, and aiming to cure, rare diseases.  This is prompted by a recent New England Journal of […]