USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health as the world’s only Collaborating […]

USF develops technique revolutionizing malaria research

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New laboratory method opens the door to novel human liver-stage research A breakthrough by the scientists at the University of South Florida is giving researchers around the world the chance to study the planet’s deadliest parasite in ways that were previously impossible. A new and innovative laboratory technique, published this week in Nature Communications, will radically improve the way […]

Dr. Michael White is awarded a $2.7M NIH grant to study Toxoplasma gondii

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Michael White, Distinguished USF Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, has been funded with more than $2.7 million to examine the developmental mechanisms responsible for tissue cyst formation of Toxoplasma gondii. The five year R01 National Institute of Health grant will allow White and his team to work […]

Dr. John Adams hosts malaria workshop with global reach

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The USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) is dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by infectious disease through the development of improved diagnostics, treatment and preventive mechanisms. Distinguished University Professor and GHIDR assistant director Dr. John Adams hosted a two week vivax malaria workshop in […]

Dr. Michael White named Distinguished USF Health Professor

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USF College of Public Health Professor Dr. Michael White is one of three senior faculty members recently selected as Distinguished USF Health Professors for 2015-16. He is joined by Drs. Paula Bickford and Jorge Lockhart. The designation recognizes outstanding faculty who have clearly distinguished themselves in their fields and are known nationally and internationally for […]

USF among four state universities to study Zika and other diseases through CDC grant

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The University of South Florida will collaborate on a new $10 million grant from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study ways to help stop the Zika virus and other infectious diseases from spreading in the United States. Led by the University of Florida, the grant teams investigators from UF, USF, the University of […]

Dr. John Adams named 2016 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

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College of Public Health’s John Adams, PhD is one of five leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year’s class also includes Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM and Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA from USF Health. With this year’s new Fellows […]

NIH funds drug discovery for apicomplexan parasites

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Apicomplexan parasites control DNA replication differently than humans do and understanding these differences may be the key to preventing diseases such as malaria and toxoplasmosis, according to Dr. Elena Suvorova, USF researcher in the Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery and Innovation, and Department of Global Health. She’s part of a USF College of Public […]