Faculty members in the USF Department of Pathology and Cell Biology recently received two grants totaling $1.35 million from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), one of the largest independent organizations in the United States dedicated to exclusively supporting innovative ovarian cancer research.
About 30 kids from the Camp No Limits program enjoyed a day at the beach when faculty and students from the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) hosted them at Sand Key Park on Clearwater Beach.
Experts at the University of South Florida who have been on the leading edge of active gaming research had the opportunity to showcase their findings for the nation’s top physical fitness director, Shellie Pfohl. Students provided active gaming demonstrations at USF's research lab at Belle Witter Elementary School in Tampa.
The University of South Florida has been awarded nine research and faculty hiring grants totaling $1.475 million as part of the Florida Board of Governor’s “New Florida” initiative strategy aimed at remaking the Florida’s economy through the collective capabilities of the state’s 11 public universities.
Three USF CONNECT companies were awarded grants and tax credits for therapeutic research and development under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Claro Scientific, LLC received $244,479.25, Intezyne Technologies, Inc. received $339,770.14, and Quantum Immunologics, Inc obtained 3 grants totaling $646,164.72.
NSF Revises Policy Guide, Puts an End To Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing
The National Science Foundation is implementing the new Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act requirements in its recently revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1). (NSF has also revised its entire suite of award terms and conditions to incorporate new OMB mandates concerning FFATA subaward and executive compensation reporting and Central Contractor Registration and universal identifier requirements.)
The National Endowment for the Arts sent out an email notification giving a preview of some changes to the NEA's Grants for Arts Projects application guidelines that will be posted in January 2011.
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, one of the world’s largest freestanding facilities dedicated exclusively to curing Alzheimer’s disease, provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment, comprehensive education, and supportive care for family caregivers, as well as conducting cutting-edge research in a setting where scientists and clinicians work closely together.
For more than four years, USF's George Batsche and Michael Curtis have been focused on bringing research-based practices to more than 25,000 educators in the state of Florida – practices that help improve student learning and promote positive behaviors, giving children of all abilities the opportunity to succeed academically.
A two-day gathering of scientists considering the cascade of effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill up and down the food chain led leaders from USF’s College of Marine Science, Mote Marine Laboratory and the National Wildlife Federation to call for an independent, focused effort to study and monitor key fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico.
Michiko Otsuki Clutter, assistant professor of psychology at USFSP, researches ways psychology can help families better manage asthma symptoms among children and teenagers. Preventive asthma therapy requires consistency and Clutter examines factors that promote or hinder adherence to therapy among youths.
USF’s internationally known Rolling Dance Chair, created in an effort to give those with disabilities new freedom of movement and expression, has been granted a patent from the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office. The patent is a major milestone for the four-year-old project, which has united researchers from USF’s School of Theatre and Dance, the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Rehabilitation Engineering Program and the School of Physical Therapy in the vision of expanding creativity and mobility for all.
Effective December 1, the Division of Research Integrity & Compliance (DRIC) will launch the conversion "activity" to convert all existing studies originally submitted via paper to the eIRB system. Workshops are being offered at various locations, dates, and times. These instructor led workshops are 1.5 hours in length.