The Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is annual event where College of Marine Science graduate students educate their peers and the broader St. Petersburg science community about the exciting research they are involved in. Presentation topics range from DNA sequencing and identification of bacteria and fungi in marine systems to reconstructing past climate using fossils in marine sediments and studying modern climate with remote sensing satellites.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies presents the Fred Burggraf Award to Yu Zhang, assistant professor in civil engineering and Nagesh Nayak, research assistant and doctoral student in civil engineering. The award recognizes excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger.
Assistant Professor Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis and Professor Paula C. Bickford, both from the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at the University of South Florida, have discovered that a specific dietary supplement with blue-green algae may help delay the symptoms of ALS in mice.
Professors Huntington Potter, Ashok Kumar and Salvatore Morgera of the University of South Florida have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellows. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon American Association for the Advancement of Science members by their peers.
The UK-US New Partnerships Fund, managed by the British Council, will fund up to 25 projects to help establish collaborations between new partners from the two countries. University of Exeter and University of South Florida partnership succeeded in receiving the fund and is one of the 25 chosen among a total of 230 proposal submissions.
USF CONNECT has awarded Enporion, LLC matching research funds through the Florida High Tech Corridor Matching Grants Research Program for its project “Development of a Marketplace Portal Framework.”
Staring January 1, 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires the use of the eRA Commons xTrain system to electronically prepare and submit PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment forms and/or PHS 416-7 Termination Notices when required for institutional research training and career development awards, individual fellowships, and research education awards.
On Oct. 11, 2010, Grants.gov instituted a series of system security changes through its so-called "security build." The security upgrades have necessitated a number of changes in how users interact with the system. The changes were also the subject of the latest issue of Grants.gov's newsletter, Succeed.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently released the 2010 Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education, citing USF and first-time mentions for campuses in St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF’s basic classification is RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity), which is home to institutions that award at least 20 research doctorates during the update year while maintaining an advanced and active research portfolio.
Dr. Yogi Goswami and his team at the College of Engineering are building a solar power plant at the USF Tampa campus. Their aim is to find a way to make solar energy available 24 hours a day at affordable prices. Please watch the excellent YouTube video clip about this exciting project.
The University of South Florida will collaborate with the University of Florida and the University of California-SanDiego on a $4.7-million National Institutes of Health study investigating the effects of marijuana use on immunity and HIV infection in adolescents. Dr. John Sleasman from College of Medicine is the co-principal investigator for the NIH study.
Dr. Theresa (Terry) Hnath Chisolm Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology
Dr. Theresa (Terry) Hnath Chisolm, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, is a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology. The award will be presented at the Academy’s Annual Convention, AudiologyNOW, April 6-9, 2011 in Chicago, Il.
USF Health’s Tapan A. Padhya, MD, has been named president of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, an organization representing 750 ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons across the state. He was installed for a one year term on Nov. 12 at the society’s annual meeting in Naples, FL.
Save the date for the 21st Annual USF Health Research Day on Friday, February 25th, 2011, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Events planned include poster session, invited graduate student oral presentations, keynote lecture and award ceremony & reception. It will take place in USF Marshall Student Center, 2nd Floor Ballroom and MSC 3707.