The University of South Florida has renamed its medical college the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in honor of the philanthropic commitment of Frank and Carol Morsani. In total, the Morsanis have given $37 million to USF Health and a total of $43 million to the university.
2010 was a bit of a bounce-back year for U.S. technology transfer programs, as licensing income inched up 3 percent to $2.4 billion, compared with the prior year.
More than 300 people attended the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Fifth Annual Oktoberfest. The event took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and highlighted some of the research and scholarship projects by faculty and students.
USF’s Patel School of Global Sustainability through its Center for Global Solutions with the support of the International Water Association (IWA) is launching the first Patel Grand Challenge, a challenge to inventors in developing nations to create a low-cost and easy-to-use water purification device that could save millions from the perils of contaminated drinking water.
On December 9th, USF President Judy Genshaft will present the President’s Global Leadership Award to Dr. Young–Sun Lee, President of Hallym University in South Korea. The award will be presented during the Tampa commencement ceremony and recognizes Dr. Lee for his many contributions to the advancement of higher education and commitment to building a global education system.In addition to Dr. Lee, Dr. Naana J. Opoku Agyemang, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana will also receive the Global Leadership Award at Friday’s commencement ceremony.
IRX Therapeutics, a New York cancer research firm that had its genesis at the University of South Florida a dozen years ago, is coming home.
It’s Demo Day for Gazelle Lab, the new Tampa Bay-based TechStars Network member, which is seeing its first class of startups launch this morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
Novellus Systems /quotes/zigman/76348/quotes/nls/nvls NVLS +1.19% today announced that it is a co-recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, along with the University of South Florida (USF), to study the precise engineering of solar cell interfaces. The company's work with USF will focus on using Novellus' conformal film deposition (CFD(TM)) technology, an atomic layer deposition process, to fabricate solar photovoltaic (PV) materials.
Claro, a St. Petersburg company that is advancing a technology designed to quickly detect bacteria that causes infections, was one of 16 early/stage companies at the forum.
I wanted to let our community know that last week our Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare announced that NIH will adopt the 8th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Since 1985, we have required that institutions base their animal programs on the Guide, and it has been 15 years since the last Guide update.
Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who published study results in a recent issue of Cancer Causes Control.
The University of South Florida unveiled a new Alzheimer's center Thursday with a high-tech PET scanner on one side, a mini-apartment on the other and a cozy sitting room in the middle.
Physician-scientist Sarah Yuan, MD, PhD, a nationally recognized leader in translational cardiovascular research, has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at USF Health.
A review of emerging treatments for Parkinson’s disease by a University of South Florida neurologist highlights advances that may lead to more effective drugs and other therapies for the movement disorder marked by tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and impaired balance.
Four faculty members from the University of South Florida have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Yogi D. Goswami, Alan R. Hevner, Robert H. Tykot, and Michael J. Zaworotko. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The Association of American Universities (AAU) recognizes AAAS Fellows as an indicator of the distinction of an institution’s faculty.
We’re closed for Winter Break, December 23, 2011 – January 2, 2012. Happy Holidays!
Clean water, one of the most basic components of human life, remains out of reach for nearly 900 million people around the world. And for all the world’s technological advances, a cheap and easy to use water purification system that could help save the lives of the 3.5 million people who die each year from water-related disease has remained elusive.
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