The University of South Florida (USF) is committed to strengthening the communities it serves, positively shaping the future, and saving lives. Our university mission is relevant now more than ever. That’s why USF President Steve Currall appointed Senior Vice President Paul Sanberg to lead a task force in early April, 2020 to create USF’s Pandemic Response Research Network™ (PRRN). The task force, composed of faculty, staff, and university leadership, convened to create a focused plan for using university resources and talents to launch the PRRN.
Since the original Report of the USF Task Force (PDF) for COVID-19 Research Funding was completed on April 1, 2020, the 38 members of the Task Force continue to further develop an infrastructure to nimbly and quickly respond to the pandemic in multiple transdisciplinary areas of impact.
The university is proud to be part of a global community of scientists, scholars and inventors who are working tirelessly to address the current and future global pandemics. The USF PRRN serves as an exemplar of how a major metropolitan public research university can utilize its research and innovation to contribute to the health and wellness of society.