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

The University of South Florida’s College of Nursing has named Cecile Lengacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS, to the Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology. This professorship wa … [read more]
A prominent USF College of Nursing associate professor known for her research and expertise in cardiovascular disease in older adults was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Heart Associatio … [read more]
Four years into developing a mobile application to help heart patients manage their health, USF nurse researchers and engineers with the HeartMapp project are about to begin a pilot study testing a pr … [read more]
Their idea to develop a baby-bottle nipple mirroring the natural shape and breast-milk flow rate of the baby’s mother won two USF Health doctoral nursing students the first-place $10,000 prize in this … [read more]