MacDill Air Force Base is partnering with experts from the University of South Florida’s business school to streamline operations and potentially trigger one of the largest lean management transformations ever. Working with the Sixth Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW), USF professors will research MacDill’s management, culture, and business practices, including the transformation initiative known as Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21), before crafting a change management strategy aimed at infusing the “Lean” management program into daily operations. The $745,000 project could potentially impact operations throughout the entire United States Air Force.
ResearchOne recently came to a close. The robust schedule of events encompassed a wide-range of activities, including workshops, guest speakers, panel discussions, research symposia, awards ceremonies, poster presentations, art exhibitions, and a Campus & Community Sustainability Conference – complete with the Going Green Tampa Bay Expo. All in one week!
USF Health faculty have submitted 116 proposals for economic stimulus funding available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA applicants gathered Oct. 6th in the USF Health Rotunda to celebrate the fruits of their collaborative efforts – 21 federal research awards totaling more than $4.2 million.
A new documentary film, “Guardians of the Gulf,” featuring University of South Florida College of Marine Science researchers will air on WUSF and WEDU beginning Saturday, Oct. 10. The 60-minute, high-definition documentary explores scientists’ work to unravel the mysteries of severe red tide outbreaks in the Gulf of Mexico.
Designed to focus on sustainability issues and opportunities in the Tampa Bay area, the 2009 Going Green Tampa Bay Expo showcased the region as a viable place to grow a sustainable business or industry and served to complement the concurrent 4th Annual Campus and Community Sustainability Conference. Ed Begley, the star of the show “Living with Ed” and the author of several books on eco-conscious living green delivered the keynote address...
USF CONNECT is pleased to announce the recruitment of Microcide, Inc. to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. The company develops and markets non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly biodegradable anti-microbial products for personal care, health care, agriculture and food processing industries to prevent infections and food spoilage.
Two tenants of the USF Research Park, Intezyne Technologies and Draper Laboratory, Inc. received the Governor’s Business Diversification Award for their exceptional contributions toward statewide economic diversification through job creation, community involvement and investment.
In recognition of his designation of October as “Florida Small Business Awareness Month,” Governor Charlie Crist paid a visit to USF start-up company Claro Scientific LLC, housed in the labs of Florida Blood Services in St. Petersburg. A biotechnology company commencing operations in 2006, Claro Scientific, LLC is continuing to develop technology initially innovated at USF that uses light to quickly and inexpensively identify bacteria, viruses and pathogens.
After months of development and testing, USF is rolling out eIRB, a web-based submission system designed to streamline USF IRB review of human research.
This notice announces that new, restructured versions of the paper PHS 398 and electronic SF 424 (R&R) application packages and instructions will be available by December 2009.
The Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the University of South Florida has received a $1.46 million two-year grant award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to support the development of a Research Core Center, entitled the USF Center on Co-Occurring Disorders, Justice, and Multidisciplinary Research (CJM Center). Dr. Roger Peters (left) serves as Principal Investigator for the project.
Shekhar Bhansali, professor of electrical engineering, and Tom Weller, professor and associate dean of research, were awarded a $369,771 three-year National Science Foundation GOALI grant. The grant supports Bhansali’s and Weller’s research efforts to produce low cost sensors that can be scanned across the surface of a material, or just above the surface, and extract high frequency electronic properties.
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) is making it possible for the USF College of Education (COEDU) to connect with gifted students in an unprecedented way – through REACH: Recognizing Extraordinary Accomplishments of Children. This unique four-year project is designed to increase the representation of English language learners (ELL’s) and low-socioeconomic status (L-SES) learners in the Hillsborough County School District’s (HCSD) program for intellectually-gifted students.
The five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging was awarded to Jun Tan, MD, PhD, Robert A. Silver Chair and Director of the Rashid Laboratory for Developmental Neurobiology at the Silver Child Development Center, USF Department of Psychiatry. The study co-investigators are Paul Sanberg, PhD, DSc, director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, and David Morgan, PhD, professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology and chief scientific officer of the Byrd Alzheimer Institute at USF Health.
The antibiotic minocycline may revolutionize the treatment of strokes. A new study, published online Oct. 6th in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience, describes the research of USF neuroscientist, Cesar V. Borlongan, PhD, and his collaborators from Medical College of Georgia to test the treatment in laboratory experiments.
On Friday, October 9th, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council graciously sponsored a Faculty Research Awards Luncheon as part of the weeklong celebration of research and innovation, ResearchOne. Each recipient was awarded a commemorative plaque, monetary prize, and a round of applause from their peers. These individuals are effectively raising the bar internally at USF, as well as, demonstrating to onlookers USF's status as an emerging, world-class, research institution.
Last week, during ResearchOne, three USF researcher's were presented with the prestigious "Excellence in Innovation" award: Dr. Abdul Malik, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, for his work in Sol-gel technology; Dr. Ken Christensen, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, for his work on the Energy Efficient Ethernet Standards Project; and Dr. Roland Shytle an associate professor in the Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair for his discovery of successful clinical uses for mecamylamine.
As part of the P3 Program, the EPA has funded six university teams to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability and is designed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2pm - 4pm Moffitt Cancer Center 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, 33612
Brian E. Code, CLU, CFP of Code Smith Financial and Dennis Evans, Jr. of Levin Financial Group present "Business Killers: Avoiding the Six Mistakes that can Destroy your Business and your Future."
David Carothers and Lance Crawford of Praxiom Risk Management present “Can You Afford to Miss Your Milestones?: Mitigating Risk in Early Stage Companies.”