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Dr. Klasko goes to Washington

January 25, 2012

Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, was among the guests at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address the evening of Jan. 24, 2012. In the U.S. Capitol at  the invitation of  First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Dr. Klasko was sitting just a few rows from the First Lady for the annual State of the Union address. Earlier this month, Dr. Klasko met the First Lady in Richmond, VA, where she announced an initiative of the country’s top medical schools, [...]

USF Diabetes Center clinical director joins ADA Board of Directors

January 23, 2012

Alexandria, VA (Jan. 18, 2012) – The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Henry Rodriguez, MD, clinical director of the USF Diabetes Center in Tampa, FL, has been named to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rodriguez is Professor of Pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He is leading the expansion of the USF Diabetes Center’s clinical and educational programs and initiatives in clinical and translational research. Dr. [...]

AAMC president: Think differently about medical school excellence

January 19, 2012

To watch Dr. Darrell Kirch’s keynote presentation, click here. To download presentation (130 MB), right click on the folowing link and then select Save As. http://health.usf.edu/nocms/publicaffairs/now/videos/Dr%20Kirchlecture2012.m4v Medical schools need to think differently about what excellence means if they are to lead the way towards reforming healthcare, says the leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges. “One thing that holds us back … We have fallen into a trap, in academic medicine and nationally, about how we judge excellence, said Dr. Darrell Kirch, president and CEO of the AAMC, at [...]

AAMC president speaks Jan. 18 on transforming health through excellence in academic medicine

January 16, 2012

Dr. Darrell Kirch’s keynote lecture, 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, is hosted by USF Health TAMPA, FL (Jan. 16, 2012) – Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will deliver a keynote lecture this Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, at USF Health. Dr. Kirch will describe the future academic medical professionals should work towards, as well as the many ways the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is demonstrating excellence in order to reach this desired state. “Let us judge our success not by rankings, [...]

USF joins forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to combat PTSD and TBI

January 11, 2012

First Lady mentions USF as example of universities stepping up to care for veterans and their families Tampa, FL (Jan. 11, 2012) – Today, as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service. Recognizing [...]

Media highlights DOD funding for USF School of Physical Therapy

January 11, 2012

The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently highlighted the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences for receiving a $1.59 million dollar award for musculoskeletal research. To read more about this media coverage, please click here.      

USF study reviews insurance coverage of ER department eye care in Florida

January 10, 2012

Healthcare reform’s effect on emergency department services could be substantial, researchers say Tampa, FL (Jan. 10, 2012)  – The jury is still out on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect safety-net institutions such as emergency departments, but a new University of South Florida study suggests that growth in Medicaid populations expected under the new health care reform act may aggravate current challenges of providing emergency eye care in Florida. A substantial proportion of emergency department eye care in Florida is reimbursed through Medicaid or paid out of [...]

CAMLS to become job engine, leaders say

January 9, 2012

USF Health’s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation is a showcase for creating the valuable high-wage jobs that Tampa Bay needs, said U.S. Rep Kathy Castor at a press conference Monday. “One of the ways we’re going to create jobs in Tampa during the coming years is by becoming one of the premier health innovation capitals in the United States,” Rep. Castor said as she stood on the sidewalk in front of CAMLS, with construction hammers pounding behind her. “This is going to build the jobs for the [...]

USF Health leaders among 2012 Tampa Bay business people to watch

January 6, 2012

    Dr. Stephen Klasko, left,  and Dr. John Armstrong made the cut. Two USF Health leaders made the The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s list of 25 Tampa Bay area business people to watch in 2012. Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, and Dr. John Armstrong, medical director of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation were among those selected by the journal’s editorial team. Dr. Klasko was also recently recognized as one of the “10 most intriguing people [...]

Program treats complex GI and swallowing disorders

January 4, 2012

For years Joyce Whidden suffered with heartburn and acid reflux. When an endoscopy revealed little more than mild redness, Whidden filled the prescription she was given for an acid reducer and resigned herself to living with the condition. But things got worse for the Zellwood, FL resident. “There was more regurgitation, more heartburn,” Whidden recalls. “I started sleeping on two pillows; eventually I migrated to the chair.” Joyce Whidden’s acid reflux got so bad she was afraid to eat. A new doctor diagnosed the now 65-year-old Whidden with achalasia, a [...]

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