From Bollywood to Blues, USF Health performers entertain for a good cause
USF Health students, faculty and staff came out in force Friday evening, Jan. 10, to support performers in the third annual BANDaids for BRIDGE talent show. Proceeds and donations from the event benefit the BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, USF Health’s free student-run clinic serving those living in the University area.
The evening’s 24 acts featured music, dance, singing, dramatic arts and comedy.
The winners were:
– First place: “I’m Here” (song from The Color Purple) by Cienna Wesley, a College of Public Health master’s student
– Second place: Violin Concerto in E Minor (Mendelssohn) by the USF Health Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Frazier Stevenson with concertmaster Thejal Srikumar, a first-year medical student
– Third place: “Passion and Fire” (violin and flute performance) by Samson Lu & Jose Valentino Ruiz, USF medical students
Emcees for the evening were Donna Petersen, ScD, interim senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the USF College of Public Health; Joel Momberg, USF senior vice president for advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation; and Madeline Snyder, third-year medical student.
Serving as judges were Carol and Frank Morsani, supporters of USF Health and the Tampa Bay community; Cynthia Stevens Gries, director of Entertainment Revue; Steven Oscher, CPA, managing director of Oscher Consulting and a former president of the USF National Alumni Association; Steven Spence, DJ, musician and electronic music producer; Dr. Frazier Stevenson, associate dean for undergraduate medical education at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
USF third-year medical student Madeline Snyder poses for a photograph taken by a Tampa Bay Times photographer. Read about Snyder’s work with fellow students to promote BANDaids for BRIDGE: Talent show combines USF medical student’s passions
Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications