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MCOM graduates 173 new doctors in socially distant ceremony

Graduation may have looked a little different this year.  But the end of the four-year medical school journey was just as gratifying for the Class of 2021 USF […]

USF team uses new neuroimaging technique to study physiological effects of brain stimulation to treat depression

First-in-human study of diffuse optical tomography during rTMS suggests treatment target or parameters may need adjusting to benefit more patients with severe depression TAMPA, Fla. (May 4, 2021) […]

USF Health part of international study identifying four distinct patterns of tau spread in Alzheimer’s disease

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center contributed to a new international study in Nature Medicine suggesting there is reason to reevaluate the concept of “typical” Alzheimer’s disease. The […]

Antiparasitic drug shows promise as an early treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19

Early treatment with the FDA-approved antiparasitic drug nitazoxanide prevents mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms from progressing to severe illness and hospitalization, a clinical study co-led by USF Health’s […]

Chaperone protein imbalance promotes toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

A USF Health study applies a new mouse model of tauopathy, which may help identify therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases TAMPA, Fla (April 20, 2021) […]

USF Health Emergency Medicine Resident Becomes Grammy Award-Winning Opera Choir Singer

  On March 14, 2021, the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards aired on CBS and one University of South Florida (USF) emergency medicine resident was particularly interested in who […]

NIH study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines begins at USF Health

USF Health’s Dr. Thomas Casale leads one of only two academic allergy-research centers in Florida participating in the national trial TAMPA, Fla. (April 14, 2021) — USF Health […]

Grateful Patient Series: USF physicians treat ENT cancer for car enthusiast

  Allen Parent sees something beautiful in faded muscle cars. A 1965 Pontiac GTO is his current rehab project. All that had to be put on hold when […]

USF Health-led global team searches for vaccine to prevent P. vivax malaria

The five-year, $4.9-million NIH project aims to help eliminate the world’s most geographically widespread type of malaria With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health […]

USF awarded five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training reduces dementia risk

TAMPA, Fla. (April 6, 2021) — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida (USF) total expected funds of $44.4 million over the […]

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