Archive for January, 2010

COPH graduate who started orphanage in Haiti awaits updates

January 21, 2010

In a photo taken Dec. 2008, USF public health graduate Marie Denis-Luque is surrounded by some of her “kids” at the orphanage she founded in Haiti. Since she received word that a huge devastating earthquake rocked Haiti last week, killing thousands, Marie Denis-Luque’s emotions have been a roller coaster of lows and highs – everything from anxiety, desperation and helplessness to relief and thankfulness. A USF College of Public Health graduate and research associate at the college’s Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, Denis-Luque was born and raised in [...]

AMA Urges Restraint for Clinicians Seeking to Volunteer in Haiti

January 21, 2010

AMA Urges Restraint for Clinicians Seeking to Volunteer in Haiti Martha Kerr Medscape Medical News January 16, 2010 ( UPDATED January 17, 2010 ) — “The spontaneous volunteer has no place in disaster response,” asserted James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA, director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response, at the American Medical Association (AMA), during a webinar held today for medical and public health responders to assist them in preparing for the Haitian earthquake disaster relief effort.        The webinar was held in collaboration with the [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of January 11, 2010

January 15, 2010

For the week of January 11, 2010 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world   In the news this week, in what is likely a first for USF Health, American cable television network Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert parodied last week’s international story: USF researchers find cell phones may prevent Alzheimer’s. Dr. Laura Katzin was quoted disputing evidence that stimulating the foot helps regain function in paralyzed patients; Dr. Paul Sanberg was highlighted as ten Tampa Bay area leaders worth watching this year; Dr. [...]

USF Health coordinates disaster response

January 15, 2010

Dear USF Supporter, We have all seen the devastation wrought by the earthquake that rocked the nation of Haiti earlier this year. As we continue to watch the people of Haiti struggle to recover from this catastrophe, many of us wish we could do more to help. Here at USF Health, we have begun to develop a plan to meet not only the immediate needs of the island nation but the long-term rebuilding effort that will take many years to complete. Together, our faculty, staff and students will partner with [...]

USF studies show link among Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome and atherosclerosis

January 14, 2010

Studies implicate damage inflicted by amyloid protein as shared disease mechanism Tampa, FL (Jan. 15, 2010) – Nearly 20 years ago Huntington Potter kicked up a storm of controversy with the idea that Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s were the same disease. Now the evidence is in: He was right. And that’s not all. Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease, and possibly even diabetes, appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, recently reported. [...]

Public health professors with ties to Haiti comment on earthquake

January 14, 2010

USF Health experts are available to comment on the Haiti disaster for electronic, print and online reporters.  Please call us at (813) 974-3300 or email smartin1@health.usf.edu to submit an interview request.  Click here to read more about the experiences of our experts as they learned about the devastation in Haiti this week: http://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/health/now/?p=9791

Public health professors with ties to Haiti comment on earthquake

January 14, 2010

Wooden carvings, bright paintings and other mementos from Haiti adorn Jeannine Coreil’s office walls and shelves. Today, she is just glad to finally hear from her long-time research colleague in Port-Au-Prince, whom she hadn’t been able to contact since a catastrophic earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean country Tuesday, Jan. 12. “She just emailed me that Tuesday morning to ask how I was and wish me a happy New Year, and a few hours later the earthquake struck. I didn’t even know if she was alive,” said Coreil, professor of community [...]

USF Health: In the News Archive

January 11, 2010

View RSS feed

USF Health In the News – for the week of January 4, 2010

January 11, 2010

For the week of January 4, 2010 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world   In the news this week, USF research professor Dr. Gary Arendash made news worldwide with his research indicating the potential therapeutic benefits of long-term cell phone use for dementia. Vascular surgeon Dr. Murray Shames was recognized for operating on the world’s first patient (at TGH) to receive an implant of a pacemaker-like device designed to improve how a failing heart functions.  The story of Dr. Catherine Lynch [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of December 28, 2009

January 11, 2010

For the week of December 28, 2009 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world   In the news last week, Dr. Catherine Lynch made international headlines for delivering twins with different birthdays in two different decades, Dr. George Cohen shows off skin treatments for patients of color, Dr. Theresa Beckie, explains how a women only rehabilitation center curbs depression, Dr. Barbara Hansen is highlighted for her experiments on appetite regulation on a colony of rhesus monkeys and Dr. Daniel Haight was recognized [...]

« Older Entries   Newer Entries »