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The Active Mind study aims to reduce dementia risk through brain training.

University of South Florida continues landmark dementia prevention research with NIH award

Researchers at USF St. Petersburg have received a grant across the next five years from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging to continue ground breaking work that aims to reduce dementia risk through brain training.

September 27, 2023Research and Innovation

A trained psychology student administers a cognitive assessment.

Memory screening program provides hands-on experience for students and important service to the community

Trained students have administered hundreds of confidential cognitive assessments to members of the community through a program that gives budding psychologists experience offering memory screenings.

September 5, 2023Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Congressional Fellowship Chenneville

Psychology professor receives prestigious congressional fellowship to work on Capitol Hill

Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s Springfield Policy Congressional Fellowship, allowing her the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill for a year, utilizing her expertise in service of public policy.

June 2, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

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

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

USF students trip to Africa

USF students bring portable solar/thermal technology to Africa

Several USF students got to experience the trip of a lifetime as they helped bring portable solar/thermal technology to nomadic tribes in Africa.

September 23, 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

Expressive writing reduces relationship conflict and aggression during pandemic, study finds

Expressive writing reduces relationship conflict and aggression during pandemic, study finds

Individuals who wrote about their relationship troubles during the pandemic from the point of view of a neutral observer had less conflict and aggression with their partner, according to new research from USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 5, 2021Research and Innovation

Kemesha Gabbidon

From mock doctor to real doctor, Kemesha Gabbidon fights for public health

Kemesha Gabiddon is a real doctor of a different variety. Rather than diagnose patients, she helps prevent the spread of infectious disease as a community health advocate and postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 4, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

USF St. Petersburg campus

Psychology Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Collaborate on Pediatric HIV Prevention and Treatment Research

Psychology Professor Tiffany Chenneville has been awarded the Fulbright Canada Research Chair position to conduct research and enhance international collaborations at York University in Toronto, Canada during the spring 2021 semester.

June 30, 2020Research and Innovation

wine being poured into a glass

Fear and Stress about COVID-19 is Related to More Drinking, Survey Finds

People drank more during the COVID-19 quarantine than they did before the lockdown, as they grappled with stress and fear caused by the pandemic.

June 18, 2020Research and Innovation

V. Mark Durand

Renowned Autism Expert Named a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor

V. Mark Durand, an internationally recognized expert in autism and related disorders and professor of psychology at the USF St. Petersburg campus, has been named a University of South Florida Distinguished University Professor.

May 15, 2020Research and Innovation

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