USF Health had a great 2016! Take a look.

USF Health continues to make life better for the community in and around the University and is prepared for a creative, innovative and productive 2017. Check out some of the highlights of 2016.

 January

A Night Filled With Talent And Red-Carpet Flair, All To Help BRIDGE Clinic [Video]

USF Health’s best friends and supporters filled the Pepin Hospitality Centre Jan. 8 for the 5th Annual BANDaids for BRIDGE Talent Show. The evening entertained all with nine acts, […]

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Expanding Call Center Improves Patient Experience At USF Health

The USF Physicians Group took multiple steps toward improving the patient experience. One of the primary focuses is on bolstering its Call Center with more staff, technology […]

February

New On-Site Patient Labs Mean Convenience And Faster Results For USF Health Patients

In its continued effort to make the best use of patients’ time during their visits, the USF Physicians Group opened Patient Labs in the Morsani Center for […]

 

USF Health, Moffitt Cancer Center Mark First Year Of Cardio-Oncology Program

Abby Jones was diagnosed with breast, kidney and lung cancers at Moffitt Cancer Center two years ago – all at age 29. “Who knew I would have to […]

Science Rules The Day At USF Health Research Day 2016 [Multimedia]

A wide range of science filled the Ballroom at the USF Marshall Student Center, showcasing the groundbreaking work of rising research stars taking part in the annual USF Health […]

 

Tampa General Hospital Gives $3.5 Million For Heart Institute, Neurosciences At USF Health

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2016) – The University of South Florida announced that it has received a $3.5 million gift from Tampa General Hospital for the USF […]

March


Rhea Chiles Tribute Celebrates USF Center’s Legacy, Looks To Its Future [Videos]

Public health scholars and community leaders gather to highlight 20 years of the Chiles Center’s statewide contributions to the health of mothers, children and families. […]

 

Morsani College Of Medicine And Its Departments Advance In The 2015 Blue Ridge Reports

USF Pediatrics is ranked #1 in the nation for NIH funding. USF Ob/Gyn is #10. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine colleges and several of its departments […]

USF Health Morsani College Of Medicine Moves Up In Latest U.S. News Rankings

Push for excellence in research and education led to a 16 position rise since last year… The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has upped its game in the […]

USF Nursing tops Florida state universities in NIH ranking [VIDEO]

The USF College of Nursing was ranked No. 1 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all Florida state universities and No. 24 in the United States, based on a new Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research report. […]

Pirates Invade USF Match Day 2016, Deliver Good News To USF Medical Students Heading To Residencies [Video] 

Gasparilla’s Ye Mystic Krewe pirates and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor cheered on senior medical students as they learned where they will conduct their medical residencies. […]

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April

USF Pharmacy Students Celebrate A Successful Match For Seniors Heading To Residency Programs

Senior USF pharmacy students were surrounded by classmates as they celebrated their Match Day April 8. The special gathering was a culmination of the several weeks needed to […]

 

USF Physical Therapy Launches $1.3M FEMA Back Injury Prevention Study With Tampa Bay Firefighters [Video]

The 13-month trial assessing targeted exercises to reduce the risk of low back injury begins with Tampa Fire Rescue and will expand to fire departments in St. Petersburg […]

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USF Health Team Wins State-Wide Sapphire Award For The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), which is based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, is part of the USF College of Public Health, […]

 

USF Pharmacy Students, Faculty Inducted Into Newest Chapter Of National Honor Society

The USF College of Pharmacy continued with firsts as the young school was officially accepted as a chapter of the international Rho Chi Honor Society, and 43 of […]

May

USF Health Commencement Celebrates Educational Milestones [Video]

Between the entry of the university’s mace and turning their cap tassels to the left, 532 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s students walked across the stage of the Sun […]

 

Jeffrey Krischer Ranked #1 NIH-Funded Principal Investigator In The World

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is home to the world’s top NIH-funded principal investigator. Jeffrey Krischer, PhD, Distinguished University Health Professor and director of the Health […]

Region’s Leading Medical Groups Partner To Form Clinically Integrated Health Care Network

Tampa, FL (May 24, 2016) –  Tampa Bay Health Alliance, LLC, (TBHA) today announced its formation as a new partnership of five leading medical groups, creating a clinically […]

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June

Sister Cities Agreement Unites Partners In Innovation

USF Health is playing a key role in helping advance a new Sister Cities agreement between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the Mayor of Lanzhou, China, Yuan Zhanting. […]

 

Summer Internships Give USF Student Athletes A Glimpse Into Pharmacy

As USF student athletes commit much of their summer to conditioning training, four students added internships based in the USF College of Pharmacy to their summer schedules. […]

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Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Ready To Take Clinical Trials On The Road [Video]

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute unveiled its mobile Memory Research Suite on June 28 – a groundbreaking traveling “clinic” designed to bring the latest clinical drug trials […]

July

USF Health Welcomes New Resident Physicians

A heartfelt welcome, some good advice for navigating USF Graduate Medical Education program, and a glimpse of the hard realities found in today’s health care system were part of […]

August

Nursing creates chronic pain training program for health care professionals

The USF College of Nursing became one of the first nursing schools in the country to offer health professionals a top-quality graduate certificate in advanced pain management. […]

 

USF Health Academic Partners Among Top Hospitals Nationally Ranked By U.S. News

At Tampa General Hospital, USF faculty physicians play leadership roles in the six medical specialties that made the Top 50 list.  U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News) […]

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Largest And Most Competitive: Incoming Medical Class Makes History For USF Health Morsani College Of Medicine [Video]

Filing into the historical Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa, 183 new University of South Florida medical students smiled at family and friends as they walked on to fill the […]

 

USF Health Experts Lead International Public Health Conversation On Zika Virus Threat [Video]

Florida became ground zero for the Zika virus – home of the first non-travel related cases of the mosquito-borne virus […]

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The USF Health WELL Grand Opening Celebration

The new community space at the USF Health WELL opened for business, offering a new dining facility, The Table at Four Corners, among other beneficial additions […]

 

USF Health Convocation Offers Opportunity To Continue Vision For Making Life Better [Video]

Familiar faces from across USF Health gathered in the Oval Theater of the Marshall Student Center Aug. 30 to hear more about the impact each of us could […]

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September

USF College Of Public Health’s Online Masters Program Ranked #2 In The Country

The USF College of Public Health is once again ranking high among U.S. programs. The College’s Master of Public Health degree program was recently ranked #2 in the […]

October

Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes Largest Single Scholarship Gift To USF College Of Pharmacy

Tampa, FL (Oct. 6, 2016) – Global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has made the largest single scholarship gift yet to the USF College of Pharmacy, funding two years […]

 

USF Health Physician Assistant Program Earns Provisional Accreditation, Can Begin Accepting Applications

USF Health’s Physician Assistant program has been granted provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The designation allows the PA program, […]

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Crowds Gather Under The Trees At USF Health Annual Barbecue

The smell of sweet barbecue was in the air, as it attracted hundreds of students, faculty and staff to the annual USF Health gathering near Lake Behnke. Dr. […]

 

Florida’s First Master’s Degree Program In Genetic Counseling Earns Accreditation

Tampa, FL (Oct. 25, 2016) – The University of South Florida College of Public Health is the first in Florida to offer a graduate degree in genetic counseling. […]

Patient-Centered Care Earns Five USF Health Departments Medical Home Designations

Five USF Health clinical departments have been named Patient-Centered Medical Home sites by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), a selection that demonstrates their focus on patient-doctor […]

November

USF Diabetes Center Celebrates 5 Years Of Helping Patients and Families [Video]

Friends and supporters gathered Nov. 14 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of a new facility for the USF Diabetes Center on the fifth floor of the […]

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The USF Health Panama Program: 10 Years Of Building Global Partnerships To Improve Health, Education And Quality Of Life [Video]

On Thursday Oct. 13, USF Health celebrated 10 years of presence at the City of Knowledge, Panama. The event aimed to emphasize the common vision shared by USF […]

USF Health Faculty Members Named 2016 Fellows Of American Association For The Advancement Of Science

Three of five leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are from USF […]

 

USF Health BRIDGE Clinic Named Philanthropic Service Organization Of The Year

The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recently recognized the USF Health BRIDGE Clinic as its 2016 Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year. The award […]

December

USF Medical Students Take To The Streets To Serve Patients Where They Live [Video]

The group visits the homeless where they live – on the streets.  They go without white coats, carrying backpacks stocked with over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, hygiene products and socks. […]

 

Physician-scientist Dr. Sam Wickline Arrives To Lead USF Health Heart Institute

Tampa, FL (Dec. 20, 2016) — Samuel A. Wickline, MD, has joined the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine to lead a state-of-the-art heart institute that will integrate biomedical research with advanced clinical care to […]

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Multimedia by Eric Younghans, Sandra C. Roa, Ryan Noone and Katy Hennig.

Stories contributed by Sarah Worth, Anne DeLotto Baier, Vjollca “V” Hysenlika,
Davina Gould, and Gladys Bennett.