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.


Research News

8/26/2019
As the prominence of medical marijuana continues to grow in the public eye, the ability to perform effective research on cannabis and cannabis extracts remains extremely difficult. Many barriers exist … [read more]
8/15/2019
During the month of June, College of Nursing doctoral student Lakeshia Cousin attended the National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute, a one-month intensive resear … [read more]
8/1/2019
A University of South Florida nursing researcher specializing in pairing exercise physiology with cancer symptom management has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. The coveted awar … [read more]
3/26/2019
USF College of Nursing Professor Cecile Lengacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS, will be awarded one of nursing’s highest professional achievements this summer when she is inducted into the International Nurs … [read more]