Research


Consistent with its mission of employing the core values of excellence, innovation, inclusion, and respect to educate future nurses, advance nursing science, and implement evidence-based clinical practice to improve health and wellness, 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. 

Nurse scientists in our college are committed to enhancing health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities through transformative research organized under four pillars of expertise, always accounting for equity and inclusive excellence.



Research News

10/18/2021
Stephanie Marhefka, PhD, remembers going through her college years unsure what her career path would be, knowing only that she wanted to make a difference. Then, one day in the 1990s, while pursuing a … [read more]
3/11/2021
A clinical trial examining whether a fecal transplant could alter the gut microbiome of an advanced cancer patient to improve the patient’s response to cancer treatment has shown encouraging results. … [read more]
9/14/2020
University of South Florida College of Nursing doctoral nursing student Maria Moreno has been named a McKnight Fellow for the 2020-2021 school year. Moreno said she was humbled and excited when she le … [read more]
8/6/2020
A University of South Florida nursing researcher specializing in technology-based interventions to improve self-care of heart failure patients has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Nursin … [read more]
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