University of South Florida will partner with The Jackson Laboratory at a new research and education village in Collier County. USF and Jackson Laboratory will collaborate on a variety of initiatives to lead the nation toward personalized medicine.
Don Hilbelink, professor in the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology and Director of the USF Center for Human Morpho-Informatics Research (CHMR), showcases a collection of human organs and a virtual human navigation system in the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), allowing viewers to study human anatomy through 3-D medical imagery.
As an expert in heat stress management, Dr. Thomas Bernard, professor and chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at USF College of Public Health, has been tapped to review and evaluate the heat stress management program on behalf of Unified Area Command, which is overseeing the BP oil spill response.
Dr. Ping Wang from USF Department of Geology and a team of USF graduate students found tar balls on nearly 99 miles of the 112 miles of beaches studied, showing that manual beach cleanups left tar balls in 20 to 40 percent of the contaminated area.
A Maryland-based company has announced it will unveil a working prototype of the world’s first-ever glass window capable of generating electricity in the coming weeks. The prototype, which has the ability to generate electricity on a see-thru glass window, is being made possible through the use of the world’s smallest working organic solar cells, developed by Xiaomei Jiang, a University of South Florida physics professor.
USF CONNECT has successfully recruited CvergenX, Inc. to the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. The company was founded by researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
For the second year in a row, a USF CONNECT company has won the Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s coolTECH award. The coolTECH event highlights some of the coolest technologies in the Tampa Bay Area.
The Federal Demonstration Partnership meets three
times a year. At its May 13–14 meeting, representatives
of several federal funding agencies updated the audience on recent activities affecting institutions receiving federal assistance.
The Obama Administration has determined that fundamental reform of the U.S. export control system is needed in each of its four component areas, with transformation to a single control list, single primary enforcement coordination agency, single information technology (IT) system, and single licensing agency.
The July 2, 2010 version of the complete user guide from National Institutes of Health (NIH) incorporates all system updates and enhancements since 2004.
The University of South Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair has been granted a patent for a cell transplantation procedure combining human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) cells and a sugar-alcohol compound called “mannitol” that may make a big difference in treating life-threatening neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke, among others.
USF physical therapists and physical therapy doctoral students are working with USF dance students to gather strength and flexibility data that will be used by Dancer Wellness Project, a national registry that tracks dancer injury and wellness. The USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences is now an affiliate of the Dancer Wellness Project.
Shannon Suldo, associate professor of school psychology, and Elizabeth Shaunessy, associate professor of gifted education, recently received a highly competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences (IES). They are going to conduct the first large-scale study of academic success and mental health among IB and AP students - a population of students that has been greatly under studied.
Craig Lusk, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and principal investigator in collaboration with Alex Volinsky, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and co-principal investigator, received a three-year NSF grant totaling $368,000 to further their research on uncertainty quantification for compliant mechanisms.
Yang Tan, a doctoral student in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, is the recipient of an inaugural USF Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The Dissertation Completion Fellowship is intended to provide doctoral students one year of funding to focus their full-time efforts on the completion and writing of the dissertation.
Neuroscientist Paula Bickford Elected Next President of American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair
The members of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR) (www.asntr.org) have elected Paula C. Bickford, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and pharmacology at the University of South Florida, president for 2011-2012.
The topic of the up-coming workshop in NCURA TV 2010 series is "Non-Financial Research Compliance". Again, we offer twice DVD viewing opportunities in two different days.
Date: August 31, (Tuesday) Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Date: September 2, (Thursday) Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: DSR Conference Room, UTB160 (for both days)
The workshop is offered by the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center.
Date: August 5, (Thursday) Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: USF CONNECT 3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Ste100
Tampa, FL 33612