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USF COPH undergrad Endora Ankrah’s firsthand experience with malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25. She was in the third grade when it hit her the hardest. She missed a month of school while hospitalized in a battle to overcome malaria. USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Endora Ankrah, a second-year health sciences major, has had multiple firsthand encounters […]

Immune response to malaria vaccines differs for each sex

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World Malaria Day is April 25. Sex and immune genes play a critical role in how one may respond to Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) vaccines, according to USF College of Public Health Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sai Lata De. De’s research, “Variable immunogenicity of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

USF epidemiologists analyze the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay

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Researchers in the USF College of Public Health have launched a new study to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 variants in Tampa Bay. They’re conducting genomic sequencing of positive pooled samples collected from Tampa General Hospital and USF’s Tampa campus and comparing their makeup to the highly contagious variants that […]