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

11/20/2018
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]
10/30/2018
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]
10/15/2018
Their idea to develop a baby-bottle nipple mirroring the natural shape and breast-milk flow rate of the baby‚Äôs mother won two USF Health doctoral nursing students the first-place $10,000 prize in this … [read more]
7/25/2018
USF College of Nursing Associate Professor¬†Constance Visovsky is set to begin a six-month Fulbright Research Global Scholar project where she will set up a collaborative breast cancer registry in Pana … [read more]