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

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World Malaria Day is April 25. With the support of a five-year, $4.86-million National Institutes of Health grant, Distinguished University/USF Health Professor John Adams, PhD, leads a team of international researchers focused on accelerating the discovery of a vaccine against Plasmodium vivax malaria, a major global health problem. The new grant from the […]

Engineering for public health: COPH, COE partnership brings safer drinking water to Madagascar

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USF College of Engineering Professor James Mihelcic was visiting Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar to see the work some of his former graduate students were doing on water sanitation and hygiene. That’s where he stumbled upon local artisans building hand pumps used to access shallow groundwater. “Right in […]

Global Health Begins at Home: MCHSO Hosts Virtual Symposium

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The Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) held its 12th annual symposium on March 4-5. The MCHSO serves as a forum for all students interested in maternal and child health issues. This annual event aims to bring students, faculty, staff and […]

Light pollution drives increased risk of West Nile virus

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Florida has experienced a relatively mild winter, which typically translates to more mosquitoes in the summer and more birds on which they can feast. If history repeats itself, it’s likely there will be an uptick in West Nile virus cases this year, especially in the outer fringes of the suburbs […]

COPH research team finds chlorine dioxide gas 99.91% effective against COVID-19 virus

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COVID-19 has taught us a lot of things. And one of the more important lessons has been the need for thorough, fast and effective disinfecting measures. A team of researchers from the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis and Management set out to determine how […]

Research Day speaker William Sessa discusses role of lipid regulation in cardiovascular disease

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The arteries, veins and capillaries making up our vasculature supply blood and other essential substances to all organs of the body. And abnormalities affecting vascular biology are common across many disciplines and research areas emphasized at USF Health, including cardiac and pulmonary diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, maternal-fetal medicine, neuroscience and […]

Dr. Ben Jacob receives $25,000 grant for research on AI technology and mosquito control

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Dr. Ben Jacob, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) research assistant professor, has received a $25,000 grant from the Joy McCann Foundation, a Tampa-based nonprofit charitable organization. The money will be used to research the use of artificial intelligence and drones in the fight against mosquito larvae in Hillsborough […]

USF researchers present progress and promise of COVID-19 seed grant projects

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In April 2020, as the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across Florida and the United States, USF Research & Innovation working with faculty members and college and department leadership to launch a first-of-its kind funding effort to jump start research into the disease and its impact. The […]