The University of South Florida has joined a select group of universities in creating a Tampa Bay chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, which supports the best and brightest emerging scientists in their education.
International architect Santiago Calatrava recently presented his architectural vision for USF Polytechnic, a long-term master plan for a spectacular series of new buildings. "I see the university as a city, a science city," Calatrava told the University of South Florida System Board of Trustees, as he presented what he called the "essence" of the project.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded USF and Moffitt a five-year, $6-million grant to create programs of research, education and training, and community engagement and outreach to reduce cancer-related health disparities among minority and underserved communities in Florida. Health disparities courses, expert lectures, professional and community trainings, health and science fairs, and a prostate cancer clinical trial are just a few of the center’s planned activities.
Amid green and gold festivity and fanfare, the University of South Florida launched the public phase of the most ambitious, comprehensive campaign in the university’s 53-year history at a gala held Tuesday evening in the USF Marshall Student Center. Called USF: Unstoppable, the campaign’s goal is to raise $600 million.
As more and more renewable energy enters the power grid, the benefits of offering “clean” electricity come at the price of unpredictability. Now, to help address some of the technical hurdles specifically facing solar photovoltaic (PV) energy resources, the U.S. Department of Energy is providing a major research grant to a consortium of Florida researchers, utilities, manufacturers and engineers.
Intezyne Chief Scientific Officer, Kevin Sill PhD, was recently named "Young Innovator of the Year" by R&D Magazine for the design of the IVECT drug delivery method.
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Due to changes resulting from the Enhancing Peer Review initiative, applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2010 require the use of restructured application forms with new instructions and shorter page limits.These changes will affect all competing applications, including new, renewal, revision and resubmission applications.*
During the grant process, some funding agencies (especially US DOD and US EPA) require an Environmental Compliance review. The Division of Research Integrity and Compliance (DRIC) and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) assists the Division of Sponsored Research in verifying that the research conducted is compliant with all applicable national, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
The CRISP query tool which provides a searchable database of biomedical research projects funded by NIH will be retired Oct. 31, 2009.
The University of South Florida is joining with four Florida universities in a project to support women educators in the field of science, technology, engineering and math in hopes of creating a more diverse science and engineering work force.
Cancer pain management in older African American and White patients is the focus of a five-year University of South Florida study that has just received $705,143 in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute.
The National Institutes of Health recently announced a second phase of its Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which includes a Data Management Coordinating Center led by the University of South Florida’s Jeffrey Krischer, PhD. The USF center and 19 new and returning consortia will be awarded $117 million over the next five years.
Hao Zheng, assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Principal Investigator in collaboration with Chris Myers of the University of Utah was awarded a $530,000 three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate and develop methods and tools for the analysis and verification of cyber-physical systems.
The University of South Florida’s new director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) has devoted her academic career to studying international human rights and Latin American politics. In her new role, Rachel May is very eager to build on USF’s intellectual strength in Latin American and Caribbean studies, as well as USF faculty expertise in such diverse areas as public health and engineering, multi-cultural education, and race and ethnicity.
University of South Florida professor and pioneering energy researcher Yogi Goswami has been inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering in Mexico City in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of engineering.
After a unanimous choice by the search committee, Ashok Kumar, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named Director of the Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research Center (NNRC), where he has also served as an affiliated faculty member.
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences Dean Junius Gonzales, MD, who also serves as executive director of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, has accepted a three-year appointment by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Dr. Gonzales will serve on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Advisory Council, a 21-member panel of private-sector experts representing health care plans, providers, purchasers, consumers and researchers.
November 16th: TechVenture Conference 2009 has announced that Guy Kawasaki, an internationally recognized thought leader for entrepreneurship and startup technology ventures will be the featured speaker for the inaugural conference to be hosted on November 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa, Florida.
Tuesday, November 17th: 2:00-4:00pm, TECO Hall, College of Education.
November 17, 09 (Tuesday), from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
November 19, 09 (Thursday), from 8:30am to 12:00pm