Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Melody Kitchen awarded NIH grant for cancer research in Israel

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USF College of Public Health master’s student Melody Kitchen is one of fifteen students from across the U.S. chosen for the 2018 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Program (CEESP). “I could not believe it!” Kitchen said. “After putting so many hours of hard work into my research proposal, I felt so grateful that my […]

COPH doctoral student attends NIH research course

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DeAnne Turner, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, wasn’t exactly sure about her chances of getting selected to attend the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) prestigious clinical and translational research course. After all, Turner is in the social and behavioral science field, with a focus on HIV and […]

Dr. Alicia Best earns the COPH’s first ever K01 for cancer research

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“Cancer has always been at the forefront of my mind,” said USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Alicia Best. She lost her mother to breast cancer when she was just fifteen. Now, she’s taking a step toward fighting back with her National Cancer Institute Mentored Research Scientist Development Award to Promote Diversity (K01), a first […]

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. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, is an eye […]

Dr. Troy Quast to examine effects of Hurricane Katrina on senior diabetics

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Troy Quast has received an award from the NIH National Institute on Aging to examine how Hurricane Katrina affected the health of seniors with diabetes. The two-year, $74,750 grant for “Short- and Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Seniors with Chronic Conditions” will consist of retrospective data analysis using Medicare […]

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

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The neglected parasitic infection that USF College of Public Health microbiologist Michael White, PhD, has spent the last 20 years studying causes few, if any, symptoms in healthy people.  But the disease caused by the malaria-related parasite T. gondii, known as toxoplasmosis, can cause life-threatening illness in people with weakened immune systems, such as those with […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. The […]