Archive for August, 2011

Special Delivery

August 15, 2011

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute gets USF Health’s first PET/CT scan It was delivered on schedule Aug. 1 — all 13,000 pounds of the $1.3-million-dollar baby. By crane, not by stork. With precision logistics, USF Health’s first PET/CT scan system was safely hoisted for installation onto the second floor of the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. The high-tech neuroimaging equipment will be a key piece of the Institute’s new Complete Alzheimer’s C.A.R.E. (Clinical Assessment Research & Education) Center, scheduled to open later this year.   Delivery of the 13,000 pound PET/CT scan, including the instrumentation [...]

A new coat for the journey

August 13, 2011

USF’s largest class of first-year medical students enters a profession on the verge of revolutionary changes in health care The largest incoming class in the history of the USF College of Medicine was welcomed into the profession at Friday’s White Coat ceremony. Marching to the front of the Marshall Center Ballroom to the sound of bagpipes, the 139 students took their places at chairs that each held a neatly folded crisp white coat.   The coat represents the beginning of a lifelong journey of learning – a commitment to the profession of medicine [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of August 8, 2011

August 12, 2011

For the week of August 8, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world TELEVISION NEWS You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery   PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story   Tampa Bay Rays: Sam Fuld, Matt Joyce perform good deeds  St. Petersburg Times OF Sam Fuld, who has Type 1 diabetes, will tour the USF Diabetes Center this morning and meet with young patients there, as well as [...]

USF gets $2.6 million NIH grant to study new post-stroke therapy

August 11, 2011

Researchers will examine in a rat model of stroke whether adult stem cells may repair leaky blood-brain barrier Tampa, FL (Aug. 11, 2011) – University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair faculty members have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether cells derived from human bone marrow may improve post-stroke therapy by repairing the blood-brain barrier.  This barrier prevents harmful substances in circulating blood from entering the brain while allowing passage of needed substances. Current treatment for ischemic stroke is limited to one FDA-approved drug, [...]

The Mayor’s Hour features USF Health CAMLS

August 9, 2011

Click here to watch the The Mayor’s Hour show about CAMLS. L to R: Jack Harris, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and USF Health’s Dr. Stephen Klasko Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 970 WFLA radio personality Jack Harris visited USF Health recently to talk about the new USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and how it will have a global impact on the way health care is taught, making cutting-edge technologies safer for patients. For a segment on City of Tampa Television (CTTV) show, The Mayor’s Hour, they interviewed guests Dr. [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of August 1, 2011

August 9, 2011

For the week of August 1, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world TELEVISION NEWS You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery The Mayor’s Hour – USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation CTTV – Channel 15 Mayor Buckhorn and 970 Radio Personality Jack Harris visit USF Health to talk about the new USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation and how it will have a global impact on the way medicine [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of July 25, 2011

August 9, 2011

For the week of July 25, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world TELEVISION NEWS You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery Dr. Monroe discusses the SELECT program on ABC Action News http://hscvideo2.hsc.usf.edu/asxroot/HSC/Public_Affairs/2011_07_25_WFTS_SELECT_program.asx Dr. Fenske talks about benefits of skin creams on Fox 13 http://hscvideo2.hsc.usf.edu/asxroot/HSC/Public_Affairs/2011_07_25_WTVT_fenske_skin.asx Dr. Denise Edwards weighs in about the new “healthier” happy meals http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/health/the-happy-meal-gets-healthier-07262011 PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story Incoming Medical Students Clear Empathy [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of July 18, 2011

August 9, 2011

For the week of July 18, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story USF Pharmacy School to Open in Lakeland The Ledger ‎ Preliminary accreditation recently awarded to a new University of South Florida College of Pharmacy is good news for advocates of USF Polytechnic. The pharmacy college’s fledgling class of 50 will start on the main… USF Pharmacy College Gets Initial Accreditation The Ledger‎ (BizJournals.com, Tampa Bay Business Journal) [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of July 11, 2011

August 9, 2011

For the week of July 11, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world TELEVISION NEWS You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery Dr. Edwards weighs in on whether obese kids should be taken from their parents on Fox 13 http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/health/should-obese-kids-be-taken-from-parents-07132011 Dr. Kyle discusses mosquito control on ABC Action News http://www.criticalmention.com/report/11160×224471.htm Dr. Wolfson talks about hospital acquired infection rates on ABC Action News http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/federal-report-highlights-hospitals-that-are-making-people-sick Attacking Ataxia – Medstar TV http://hscvideo2.hsc.usf.edu/asxroot/HSC/Public_Affairs/2011_medstar_ataxia.asx Tracking Dancer Injuries – Medstar [...]

USF Health In the News – for the week of June 27, 2011

August 9, 2011

For the week of June 27, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story USF Nursing Students Begin Training at Sarasota Memorial Hospital The Maddux Report A unique feature of the USF College of Nursing Clinical Collaborative model is that students learn essential nursing skills in a one-on-one mentorship under the guidance of an experienced SMH nurse preceptor and clinical faculty. Coffee the Anti-Dementia Drink – But You Need 5 [...]

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