Archive for February, 2009

Back at USF, former Miss America advocates diabetes education

February 5, 2009

Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while a USF student, has joined the USF diabetes team. USF Targets Diabetes When Nicole Johnson first heard she had diabetes, she was a USF student. Alone and scared, she reacted to the news with a gesture of defiance: downing an entire 2-liter bottle of sugary Coke herself. Now Johnson is back at USF. But she’s not the frightened student she once was. Johnson became Miss America in 1999, and she has transformed herself into one of the [...]

Simulation center set for virtual hysteroscopic training

February 4, 2009

Dr. Larry Glazerman, director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at USF Health, teaches fellow OB-GYN faculty member Dr. Amanda Alvelo-Malina how to use the new hysteroscopic simulator. The USF Health Simulation Center at Tampa General Hospital recently added a state-of-the-art hysteroscopy simulator to its growing collection of high-fidelity simulators that allow physicians and other health professionals to practice clinical skills in a controlled setting, without risk to patients. “USF Health now has the only hysteroscopy simulator in North America,” said Deborah Sutherland, PhD, associate vice president for USF Health and [...]

Dr. Lengacher earns NIH grant to help breast cancer survivors cope with residual symptoms

February 2, 2009

Breast cancer survivors frequently feel pain, fatigue, sleep dysfunction, anxiety, depression and fear of recurrence after they complete their treatments. Cecile Lengacher, RN, PhD, professor in the USF College of Nursing, has been awarded a five-year, R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate how well a clinical stress reduction program helps these patients experience fewer of these symptoms. The $2.56-million grant begins Feb. 1, 2009, and ends in 2013. Co-investigators are Dr. Kevin Kip, Dr. Thomas Klein, Dr. Paul Jacobsen, Dr. Versie Johnson Mallard, Dr. Michael Schell, and [...]

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