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USF Health experts, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor present COVID-19 Town Hall

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A panel of USF Health experts, along with the Honorable Jane Castor, mayor of Tampa, will participate in a COVID-19 roundtable discussion followed by a 30-minute virtual audience Q&A session.  This virtual event will be broadcast from Busch Gardens Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. The COVID-19 Town […]

COPH students present research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference

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USF College of Public Health students Hunter Drake and Alexandra Cario presented their research at the 2020 National Ryan White Conference, which was held virtually in August due to COVID-19. This conference, which celebrated “30 Years of Innovating Care, Optimizing Public Health, Ending the HIV Epidemic,” focused on all the […]

USF researchers find death counts fail to capture full mortality effects of COVID-19

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More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Some argue that statistic is inaccurate due to inconsistencies in how deaths are being reported. But researchers from the University of South Florida claim that even if those deaths have been correctly measured, the number doesn’t fully convey the […]

Study investigates hurricane evacuations in the era of COVID-19

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The 2020 hurricane season is breaking records with 23 named storms, and more are projected to develop over the next few weeks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there will be as many as 25 by the time the season ends. Researchers say this extremely active forecast is especially […]

What’s it like working at a testing lab during a pandemic? Two USF public health students/lab scientists give an inside look

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Jeremy Corrigan, a molecular biologist, has managed the public health laboratory in Northern California’s rural Humboldt County since 2010.  Pre COVID-19, Corrigan—a USF College of Public Health DrPH candidate in the online public health and clinical laboratory science and practice program—and his small staff did your run-of-the-mill testing and tracking. […]

USF selects 23 research projects for funding in anti-racism effort

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A University of South Florida research task force working to address racial issues and attitudes on a local, national and global scale has selected 23 projects exploring a wide range of issues in systemic inequality, economic and health disparities, Black history and contemporary challenges for funding. The USF Research Task […]

USF supports COVID-19 research partnerships with new seed grants

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The University of South Florida will provide seed funding to 14 new research projects designed to address the medical, technological and societal issues of COVID-19. This brings the total of institutional resources invested into pandemic research to more than $1 million. This third round of funding is unique because researchers […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin principal investigator on $1.3 NSF grant looking at evolutionary processes

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What can a common backyard visitor—the ubiquitous house sparrow—teach us about evolution? It could be a lot. Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of global and planetary health and a disease ecology expert, is the principal investigator of a collaborative research project involving colleagues […]