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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 […]

Florida Blue Supports USF Epidemiologist’s Innovative Efforts to Track COVID-19

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University of South Florida College of Public Health Professor Edwin Michael’s arrival on campus coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an innovative system he’d built to track and predict disease outbreaks its debut amid a global crisis with severe statewide implications. Now, the pandemic forecasting system has […]

State of the College Address focuses on the two pandemics

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On October 5, Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), gave her 15th State of the College Address virtually to faculty, staff and administration through Microsoft Teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic that rocked the world at the start of the 2020 spring semester.  “I am delighted to […]

COPH professor, students root out COVID in residence halls, other campus hotspots

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If COVID-19 is going to take a hold anywhere on campus, the USF residence halls—where students sleep, eat, play and study—seem as likely a place as any. Ditto high-traffic areas, home to frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons and vending machines. To help identify an area of virus […]

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 […]

USF researchers study the effectiveness of innovative pooled testing method for COVID-19

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More than 300 University of South Florida student-athletes and USF Athletics staff members are participating in a feasibility study of the effectiveness of pooled testing for COVID-19, led by researchers from USF Health. The study is one of several university initiatives being implemented to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Each […]

Scientific community continues to respond in force to COVID-19 pandemic

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From designing 3D printed test swabs, to researching antibody responses and engaging in leading clinical trials, USF Health scientists rapidly team up to help fight COVID-19 While the world waits for therapies to reduce death rates and a widely available vaccine to prevent COVID 19, team science at USF Health and other […]

Various disciplines incorporating COVID-19 into lesson plans

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USF faculty members are finding palpable teaching opportunities to engage students while social distancing. Many have added the coronavirus to their syllabus, using real-life examples and online tools to meet educational requirements. “It’s disappointing to have the semester disrupted, but for the types of students that I am teaching, there […]