Nearly 20 years ago Huntington Potter kicked up a storm of controversy with the idea that Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s were the same disease. Now the evidence is in: He was right. And that’s not all...
It's official, USF is now a member institution of two chapters of the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit. Membership in the CESU will further facilitate collaborative, inter-disciplinary research, across campus and across the state and region as well.
A Lakeland man became the first patient with diastolic heart failure to receive an experimental device Wednesday to help regulate his heart function. The device was implanted Wednesday morning by Dr. Murray Shames, associate professor of surgery in the USF College of Medicine, at Tampa General Hospital.
People of color represent one of the fastest growing segments of cosmetic therapy, yet few physicians specialize in treatments for these consumers and are unable to provide them with expert care. George Cohen, MD, assistant professor in the USF Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, specializes in skin of color and hears from patients every day their frustrations for finding someone who understands their unique needs.
The most recent addition to the emerging technology cluster in the Tampa Bay area, SRI, plans to partner with the USF College of Marine Science to conduct 'important' research. Beyond providing an economic boost to the area, they will also likely play a role in attracting other technology companies to the area.
Think you've got what it takes to serve as ORAU VP of University Partnerships? Read more about the position description here!
In September 2004, Congress requested that NSB, in its role as policy making and oversight body for NSF, conduct a structured review of NSF’s merit review process and report its findings to the House Committee on Appropriations.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is requiring that all undergraduate and graduate students as well as post doctoral research fellows supported on NSF funded projects receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). For proposals submitted on or after January 4, 2010, institutions must certify that students and post-docs have received such training.
Research Financial Management is pleased to officially communicate CCHIP#014, Direct Charging Faculty Effort for Related Activities. Contained herein is an overview of this CCHIP in addition to an abbreviated version of the Clarification or Change.
Are you planning to submit an NIH grant application? If so, please note that all applications intended for due dates on or after January 25, 2010 require the use of new forms and instructions. Major changes include: Restructured forms to align with review criteria and significantly shorter page limits.
Research in USF Professor Sidney Pierce’s lab demonstrates that some symbiotic relationships between algae and animals have resulted in the movement of functional genes, called gene transfer, between the two species. In this seminal discovery, Pierce and his team have demonstrated that the animal uses those genes to make chlorophyll and is able to photosynthesize.
A surprising new study in mice provides the first evidence that long-term exposure to electromagnetic waves associated with cell phone use may actually protect against, and even reverse, Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by University of South Florida researchers at the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), was recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Four USF Health researchers received more than $3.1 million in Florida Department of Health grants to support research for tobacco-related diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. The awards, beginning Jan. 1, 2010, are from the state’s James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program.
Christian Wells uses a lot of dirty words in talking about his passion. Top soil erosion, organic matter, acidification, deposition processes, slope stability, desertification. But Wells doesn't just talk dirt -- he literally digs it, studies it, compares it, teaches it, and applies his findings to different places and historical periods, including Florida and its long-term future.
Dr. Salvatore (Sal) Morgera, PE,FIEEE, Professor and Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, recently received two prestigious recognitions: one for his service to education and another for excellence in the field of engineering.
University of South Florida Physics Assistant Professor Casey Miller has been awarded a five-year National Science Foundation CAREER award – the most prestigious award made by the agency for junior faculty - for his work in nanoscale magnetic materials.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa FL 33612
Life science companies, biotechnology and medical device companies, scientists, angel investors, venture capitalists, bankers, attorneys, and those interested in learning about lessons from the front line.
Date: 2/2/2010 & 2/3/2010
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $499 - $599
Location: Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate, 1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, FL 33896