Archive for the International Health Category

USF Health Panama provides the hub for a world of collaborative projects

Several USF Health faculty were among leading international researchers contributing to the scientific conversation at the third Vaccinology in the Tropics Conference, hosted by USF Health in Panama […]

Leading Toxoplasma expert Michael White looks for ways to shut down the malaria-related parasites [multimedia]

The neglected parasitic infection that USF Health microbiologist Michael White, PhD, has spent the last 20 years studying causes few, if any, symptoms in healthy people.  But the […]

USF global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

Tampa, FL (Nov. 10, 2015) — A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to […]

USF global health researchers play role in discovery of new antimalarial drug

Potent compound inhibits protein synthesis at various stages of malaria parasite’s life-cycle With the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of malaria, the need to find new drugs […]

Dr. Uversky contributes to research helping unravel Ebola’s lethality

Last year’s Ebola outbreak in South Africa developed into one of the deadliest in history, but why? There are no effective treatments or vaccines against the hemorrhagic fever […]

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

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 […]

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USF-led study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially

Findings may lead to new treatment to curb threat of drug-resistant malaria Tampa, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – A University of South Florida professor and his team of researchers […]

Experts share latest on Ebola at conference hosted by USF Pharmacy

Health professionals from around Tampa Bay heard up-to-date information from USF Health experts on the Ebola epidemic — gaining perspectives from epidemiology, public health, frontline patient care, and […]

USF Health ally receives global leadership award at summer commencement

The University of South Florida presented Dr. Jorge Motta with the President’s Global Leadership Award at summer commencement Aug. 9. The award recognizes “exemplary accomplishments in international leadership […]

Sacrifice, hardship, adventure await record number of COPH Peace Corps volunteers

By David Brothers Six USF College of Public Health students have volunteered for Peace Corps duty this summer, a record number for the college.  Each will undertake a […]