Archive for the National Prominence Category

USF medical residency alum named Navy Surgeon General

November 1, 2011

Matthew L. Nathan, MD, a graduate from USF’s medical residency program, is the newly named Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Nathan, who is now a vice admiral, completed his internal medicine residency at USF in 1984. Rear Adm. Matthew Nathan was named Vice Admiral and Navy Surgeon General. Dr. Nathan – who replaces Dr. Adam M. Robinson, who is retiring – was nominated by President Obama in August and will be sworn in to his new post in November. As Surgeon General, [...]

Public Health gets full 7-year reaccreditation

October 27, 2011

Citing multiple strengths that serve both students and faculty well, the Council on Education for Public Health awarded the USF College of Public Health a full seven years of accreditation as a school of public health.    Dr. Donna Petersen “We are an outstanding school of public health and this confirms the quality of our operations and our efforts in addition to the passion we bring to everything we do,” said Donna J. Petersen, MHS, ScD, dean of the College and senior associate vice president for USF Health. “Accreditation is [...]

Dr. Joel Richter leads USF’s GI program, Swallowing Disorders Center

October 24, 2011

For Joel E. Richter, MD, serious consideration and a bit of serendipity went into his coming to the University of South Florida.  Dr. Joel Richter in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Morsani Center. He was at a crossroads in his career and was just beginning to think about the direction he wanted to go when he heard about an opportunity opening up at USF: Worth Boyce, MD, was retiring as the Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology and director of the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders. “Worth [...]

USF nursing student one of three nationwide to speak at RWJF summit

October 12, 2011

Marian Hardwick, a PhD student and second degree baccalaureate program graduate at the USF College of Nursing, was one of only three former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers In Nursing (NCIN) scholars in the nation invited to participate in a student panel on “Career Advancement for the Accelerated Nursing Student” during the recent RWJF NCIN Annual Summit. She spoke at the 2011 summit Oct. 6 to 8 in Washington, DC. Marian Hardwick Hardwick was one of eight second degree baccalaureate students in the VA Nursing Academy, a partnership [...]

U.S. News Top Doctors are at USF Health

October 11, 2011

Twenty-four USF Health physicians are among the top 1 percent of physicians in the entire country, according to Top Doctors, a recently published list from U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly, publisher of America’s Top Doctors. U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of the Top Doctors – one of many much anticipated rankings the magazine publishes each year – and USF Health physicians make up nearly half of the Tampa Bay area physicians deemed to be among the top 1 percent of physicians in the [...]

Guttmacher Institute honors Eric Buhi with 2011 Darroch Award

September 21, 2011

Eric R. Buhi, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, has received the 2011 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research from The Guttmacher Institute. The award, presented once every two years, recognizes an emerging leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health, where scientific evidence is essential to guiding the policies and programs of the future. It includes a $2,500 prize. Dr. Buhi’s innovative research focuses on the impact of technology and social [...]

USF public health dean receives Johns Hopkins Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15, 2011

Donna Petersen, ScD, dean of the USF College of Public Health, was one of three recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The award was presented August 25, 2011, at a ceremony in Baltimore, MD. Those who receive the Distinguished Alumni Award typify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and are recognized as having brought credit to the University by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement or humanitarian service. Dr. Petersen was recognized for her efforts to improve the quality [...]

Dr. Sandra Cadena, Nursing Director of Global Health, Honored with Hispanic Pathways Award

September 13, 2011

Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE, assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health at the USF College of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2011 Hispanic Pathways Award in the non-tenured faculty category for her international work involving Latin America and will be honored at the annual USF Hispanic Heritage Kickoff reception October 6, 2011. In her nomination letter to the USF Latin Community Advisory Committee, associate dean for Research and Innovation, Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-C, FAAN, noted Dr. Cadena’s efforts as founding director [...]

Dean Dianne Morrison-Beedy Receives FNA Nursing Research Award

September 12, 2011

The Florida Nurses Association (FNA) has announced Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health and Dean of the College of Nursing, as recipient of the 2011 FNA Nursing Research Award. Dean Morrison-Beedy will be honored at the FNA Membership Assembly September 23-24 in Orlando, Florida. The Florida Nurses Association honors excellence in professional nursing by recognizing individuals selected by their peers for formal recognition. The Nursing Research Award recognizes a nurse who has produced research of scientific merit with relevance to the [...]

USF Public Health alum named Chief Operating Officer at CDC

September 6, 2011

Ask Sherri Berger how she manages an $11 billion budget, and she’ll say: “Carefully. Slowly. Thoughtfully. Strategically.” In August, Berger took over as the new Chief Operating Officer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with its 10,000 employees, 5,000 contractors, and yes, that $11 billion budget. “At every decision point, you have to ask: ‘How will this impact the science? What makes sense for making people safer and healthier?’” It’s her science and epidemiology background that drives those decisions, she says. And her love for creating the structures [...]

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