Research

Research Enterprise


Consistent with its mission of preparing 21st-century nurses to improve health care throughout the world, the College of Nursing pursues research in a wide variety of areas. Faculty and students are challenged to analyze problems, discover new findings, and collaborate with colleagues throughout USF Health to pursue a host of research projects related to cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and management, chronic illness, caregiver support, biobehavioral mechanisms, and many other issues.

The College of Nursing houses a biobehavioral lab with 2,000 dedicated square feet of space. It contains state-of-the art equipment for conducting assays, such as inflammatory markers, stress hormones, proteomics, microbiome, and genetics. In 2017, the college was ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding and No. 22 nationwide.


Research News

7/3/2018
A USF College of Nursing doctoral student’s goal to develop a product that combats nipple confusion and helps women breastfeed longer has advanced to the national level with the award of a federal I-C … [read more]
6/27/2018
Three USF College of Nursing students recently defended their PhD dissertations and are on the road to earning their doctoral degrees in July. Suzan Abduljawad, RN, MSN, defended her dissertation “Fat … [read more]
5/15/2018
University of South Florida’s College of Nursing researchers Drs. Denise Maguire and Maureen Groer were recently awarded a $10,000 seed grant to study infants recovering from opioid exposure from the … [read more]
5/9/2018
Among the hundreds of nursing students who walked across the stage at commencement on Thursday evening, May 3, three had recently earned their PhDs. They are (pictured above, left to right): Maya Elia … [read more]