As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, healthcare workers became key soldiers on the frontline of the crisis. In the midst of the contagious outbreak, USF Health medical professionals have continued to work tirelessly to address the nation's swab shortage for COVID-19 tests, research solutions, expand testing for the virus in the Tampa Bay community and continue to care for patients.
In April 2020, Tampa philanthropist and USF alumna, Mary T. Pipino, made a generous gift of $50,000 to launch the USF Health Pandemic Research & Response Fund. USF Health also received a gift from United States Senator, Rick Scott, who donated $35,000 to the fund.
who we are
The USF Health Pandemic Research & Response Fund has supported the immediate and long-term needs of USF Health to prevent, treat and train for a pandemic response. This fund supports research efforts and is helping to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has affected the lives of millions.
With your help, we can support our frontline medical professionals and continue to combat the spread of COVID-19 now and for future outbreaks or emergencies. Your donation will be put into action right now to help patients and frontline medical staff immediately.
what your gifts will do
Your gift, of any size, to the USF Health Pandemic Research & Response Fund helps purchase additional equipment and material needed for patients, personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare employees, including hospital grade masks, gloves, gowns and face shields, other emerging needs and rapid-response activities to COVID-19, along with future health emergencies.
Donate to the USF Health Pandemic Research & Response Fund to support our medical teams at USF Health so they can help more people, faster. We need your help to continue protecting our community today.
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Your gift of $25 will help provide basic first aid to patients in need.
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Your gift of $50 will provide medical hygiene items such as masks, gowns and gloves to healthcare employees.
Your gift of $75 will provide equipment and materials needed to help patients.
Your gift of $100 will provide immediate and long-term support for our healthcare workers.
Your gift of $250 will aid in important research for health emergencies and vaccine development.
Your gift of $500 will provide life-saving medical equipment to treat patients.
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