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University of South Florida associate professor investigates link between quality and cost of health care for diabetic patients

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Dr. Troy Quast suggests opportunities exist for improving quality of care with minimal effects on cost Tampa, FL (June 22, 2015) – Are higher costs in health care for diabetes patients always associated with higher quality goods and services? Not necessarily, writes Troy Quast, PhD, in the June issue of the American Journal of Managed […]

Dr. Jiang with her interdisciplinary team, back row l to r, Justin Gibbons, PhD student, College of Public Health and Morsani College of Medicine; and postdoctoral researcher Charley Wang and research associate Swamy Adapa, both from the College of Public Health. Team member Mandzisi Mkhontfo, MSPH student, is not pictured.

USF researcher helps identify host factor essential for malaria parasite to infect human red blood cells

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Rays Jiang’s computational biology expertise powers antimalarial drug discovery efforts Red blood cells are a prime target for infection by the malaria parasite, but the absence of a nucleus containing DNA in red blood cells hinders genetic research to understand how these cells act as host cells. Seeking to help overcome that obstacle, researchers at […]

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01)

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  Sponsor United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI)   Amount Upper  275,000 USD The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Applications may request up to $250,000 direct cost per year. The […]

Adherence Improvement – Research Starter Grants

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  Sponsor Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc. (PhRMA Foundation)   Amount $50,000 USD The grant provides funding of $50,000 for one year. The grant is paid on a quarterly basis to the university on behalf of the applicant, with the understanding that the university will administer the funds. The fundshave limited restrictions – […]


Capturing Florida’s Impressive Public Health Journey

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Public health, as a discipline, relies heavily on numbers and statistics, abstractions that make population-scale information useful.  But in order to gain a complete picture of how decisions are made, tomorrow’s leaders benefit from the hard-won expertise of public health pioneers.  The anecdotes, inside perspective and historical memory of those who essentially invented public health […]