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Healing arts class

The healing power of the arts

A healing arts class on the USF St. Petersburg campus is helping students understand the therapeutic methods of interacting with art for people with memory loss.

April 17, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships, Student Life

Choosing Myself program

Initiative to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and trafficking receives $800k U.S. Department of Health grant

A research project spearheaded by faculty at USF working with community partners locally and in Savannah, Georgia seeks to reduce unintended teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and incidents of trafficking for marginalized youth.

January 11, 2023Research and Innovation

Family Study Center new research

New study shows enduring benefits of prenatal coparenting intervention for African American families

Unmarried African American parents transitioning to new parenthood reported better coparenting and relationship dynamics as well as more emotionally healthy babies more than a year after participating in a community-based program, according to a new study led by the Family Study Center.

December 15, 2022Research and Innovation

Alexia Castellon Fall 2022 graduate

Fall graduate stayed on campus to help others evacuate before Hurricane Ian

While pursuing dual degrees in Biology and Health Sciences, producing a podcast on race and equity and working as a resident assistant (RA), Alexia Castellon was also worrying about her family in Fort Myers, who evacuated to a shelter during Hurricane Ian.

December 6, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Hurricane Ian recovery: 'This is about doing what's right and helping people'

As soon as Hurricane Ian swept through Fort Myers and its vicinity, USF community members sprang into action. From collecting donations to hosting clean-up missions and lending professional expertise, faculty, staff and students are continuing efforts to support those in need.

October 24, 2022Campus News

I Asked 4 Help

New mental health initiative encourages students to ask for help

A new initiative called I Asked 4 Help is providing a unique approach to mental health services on the USF St. Petersburg campus and focuses on students who don’t know how or when to reach out for help.

September 8, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF St. Petersburg campus offers new majors related to hospitality and the environment

Current and incoming students at the USF St. Petersburg campus can take advantage of several new academic majors as fields of study. The campus now offers majors in Environmental Chemistry and Hospitality and Tourism Management, with plans to bring in General Studies, Applied Science and Public Health in the near future.

August 31, 2022Campus News

Jerri Edwards

$3.2 million awarded for the University of South Florida to contribute to development of blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease

USF received $3.2 million from the National Institute on Aging to investigate if Alzheimer’s disease can be detected early through simple blood tests. The funding will expand the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training study, with one of the labs on the St. Petersburg campus.

June 8, 2022Research and Innovation

Person wearing gloves getting a water sample.

Joint Institute Unites Medical and Marine Scientists to Improve Health of Gulf Coastal Populations

As red tide devastated marine life and closed beaches on the Florida Gulf Coast, some experienced the impact from the massive algal bloom by way of respiratory ailments and emergency room visits.

March 19, 2019Campus News

Rendering of a brain

Clinical Trial Seeks to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s, Delay Effects from Disease

Using a $2.7-million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the researchers are developing a clinical trial for up to 1,600 older adults, who will learn a mental exercise routine focused on processing information to target cognitive improvements over time.

January 29, 2019Research and Innovation

Members of the HIV Stigma-reduction through Education, Empowerment, and Research Project that seeks to address HIV-related stigma among youth with the disease.

Fulbright Award to Improve HIV Research and Treatment with Minors

Prior studies have shown that youth with HIV who have a greater understanding of their disease are more likely to seek treatment and stick with the often complex and time consuming medical regimen.

April 27, 2018Research and Innovation

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