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Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection, study finds

A Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power of stapled peptide and nanoparticle technologies to thwart the respiratory […]

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USF Nursing receives NIH award to study HIV prevention in college-aged black women [VIDEO]

Tampa, FL (July 30, 2013) – The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) awarded $267,732 to the University of South Florida College of Nursing to study ways to […]

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USF President Judy Genshaft names Interim Health Leadership

Harry van Loveren, MD, chair of the Morsani College of Medicine Neurosurgery Department, and Donna Petersen, ScD, dean of the College of Public Health, have been selected as […]

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USF-led study suggests some patients with chronic fatigue-like illness may benefit from anti-herpesvirus drug treatment

Tampa, FL (July 25, 2013) – Many experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has several root causes including some viruses. Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky […]

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Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

The USF researchers unexpected finding has implications for treatment of PTSD and related disorders Low doses of a psychedelic drug erased the conditioned fear response in mice, suggesting […]

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New Physician Assistant program director aims for 2015 start for students

Twenty-four students by summer 2015. That’s the first target for David Kotun, PA-C, EdD. Second and third marks for the founding director of USF’s Physician Assistant (PA) degree […]

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USF Nursing investigates whether improving sleep reduces heart disease risk in caregivers [VIDEO]

The NIA-funded study focuses on those who care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at home Tampa, FL (July 9, 2013) – The University of South Florida […]

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New USF Tillman Scholars want to pursue careers in medicine to help other veterans

Three University of South Florida students recently named 2013-14 Tillman Military Scholars all  aspire to become physicians and were selected for their service, leadership and academic excellence. Richard […]

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USF gets $1 M federal grant to increase enrollment and renewal outreach in Florida Kidcare

July 2, 2013 –  The Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) program at the University of South Florida’s Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, was awarded a […]

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USF prosthetic research with wounded warriors may also benefit civilian amputees [VIDEO]

The Department of Defense study is testing how well multifunctional prosthetic feet work for rigorous, agile maneuvers soldiers must perform on the battlefield Whenever he leaves for the […]

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USF study links cardiac hormone-related inflammatory pathway with tumor growth

Tampa, FL (June 28, 2013) – A cardiac hormone signaling receptor abundantly expressed both in inflamed tissues and cancers appears to recruit stem cells that form the blood […]

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First graduates from health sciences charter school earn their white coats

Families filled the USF College of Public Health auditorium earlier this month, eager to see their second-graders walk across the stage to receive their first white coat as […]

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Defeating river blindness one village at a time [VIDEO]

Thomas Unnasch, PhD,  professor and chair of global health in the USF College of Public Health, is one of the world’s leading experts on onchocerciasis, or river blindness, […]

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USF Pharmacy gets grant from CoreRx and Florida High Tech Corridor to train students in pharmaceutical industry innovation

Tampa, FL (June 24, 2013) – The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy received a $195,000 grant  from CoreRx, Inc., a research-based drug development firm, and the […]

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Dr. Stephen Klasko named to lead prominent Philadelphia university and hospital system

Tampa, FL – (June 20, 2013) – Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health, has been […]

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USF medical students shine bright in AMA spotlight, earning awards and taking the national stage

Taking active roles on a national stage earned several high-profile awards for students at the  USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, including showcasing the comprehensive range of involvement by the USF chapter […]