Top 10 USF Health News stories of 2012

From a  USF public health researcher’s discovery of a “happy gene” for women — news picked up by media worldwide — to the opening of a first-of-its-kind simulation center to test  individual and team competence across all healthcare professionals,  USF Health stories generated buzz in our community, across the state and internationally in 2012.

Here’s the top-10 most viewed stories* posted to the USF Health news page in 2012. 

1. Study finds gene that predicts happiness in women

2. USF Health volunteers rally for “Dr. Oz’s 15-Minute Physical”

3. High blood caffeine levels in older adults linked to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease, USF-UM study reports

4. Paralympian turned pediatrician lives life without limits 

5. USF Health doctors lead most top-ranked specialties at Florida’s best hospital

6. USF’s nurse anesthesia program gains national attention with move to CAMLS

7. USF Health to lead new Friedreich’s ataxia study

8. Dr. Stephen Liggett to lead USF Personalized Medicine Center

9. USF to create USF Health System to partner with hospitals

10. CAMLS course offers glimpse of surgical simulation training across all learners 

* Source:  USF Health Information Systems