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National expert in interdisciplinary education joins College of Nursing

January 18, 2011

Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, a nationally recognized educator and researcher in nursing education and simulation, has joined USF as associate dean of Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives at the USF College of Nursing. Dr D’Aoust, who has been involved in interprofessional education and practice initiatives for more than 20 years, came to USF from the University of Rochester, where she is known as a pioneer for building a nursing program centered on interprofessional education and interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, she helped implement interdisciplinary simulation across multiple health specialties including […]

Flu shot effort a success with 1,237 vaccinated at COPH

October 27, 2010

The USF College of Public Health provided more than 1,200 free seasonal flu shots this year as part of its annual vaccination effort.   Mike Conway, recently retired USF campus police, gets his flu shot from nursing student Nereida Valle, with nursing student Alys Garcia in background. Working in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD), the school’s clinical faculty and HCHD nurses provided 1,237 adults with their vaccinations against this year’s predicted influenza viruses (H1N1, H3N2, and B/Brisbane). The HCHD provided the clinical supplies and the vaccine, and the COPH purchased […]

Dr. Cindy Selleck says farewell, heads to UA Birmingham

September 21, 2010

She has spent that past 23 years at USF Health blending her passions for providing access to medically underserved populations and for teaching budding health professionals, all to the benefit of families along the entire west coast of Florida. But now Cindy Selleck, ARNP, DSN, director USF Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program, is leaving USF Health to take a new position at her alma mater: the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she will be associate dean for Clinical Affairs and Partnerships in the School of Nursing. Dr. Cindy […]

Nursing gets $2.1M grant for RESTORE LIVES Center

September 17, 2010

Project will study best ways to help soldiers of Iraq and Afghanistan overcome psychological trauma and other health problems Tampa, FL (Sept. 17, 2010) – Helping service members and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan heal from symptoms of combat exposure, including post traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury, will be the focus of a $2.1-million federal grant to the University of South Florida College of Nursing. The project is part of the Research to Improve Emotional Health and Quality of Life among Service Members with Disabilities (RESTORE LIVES) Center, which […]

DPT and nursing students broaden education by learning together

September 15, 2010

For two days, two groups of students from differing health fields – nursing and physical therapy – participated in various simulated patient cases, giving them the chance to broaden their interdisciplinary education and experience working together. Nursing instructor Stacy Lee Cornell, RN, explains patient handling to physical therapy doctoral students. On the first day, 96 first-year undergraduate nursing students came to the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences and participated in a class taught by 35 physical therapy doctoral students (DPT), learning basic skills for handling patients. Students rotated […]

USF nurse-midwives lead group prenatal care project

August 27, 2010

The interprofessional program aims to help prevent excess prenatal weight gain Preventing excessive weight gain in pregnancy is the goal of a leadership project spearheaded by two certified nurse-midwives from the University of South Florida Colleges of Nursing and Medicine. Jessica Brumley, CNM, MA, and Cecilia Jevitt, CNM, PhD, will design and offer group prenatal care with a focus on optimal nutrition, caloric intake and physical activity at the USF Medical Clinics. They expect to pilot the group prenatal care project this fall at the USF Health South Tampa Center […]

USF Health group provides care in a forgotten corner of Haiti

August 19, 2010

Javier Cuevas, PhD, thought he was prepared for the abject poverty he would see in Haiti. Dr. Cuevas, associate professor of molecular pharmacology and physiology, and a team of other USF and Tampa Bay medical professionals arrived in the small Haitian village of Dilaire in June. It was what they believed to be the village’s first medical mission. Over four days, the team of ten would see more than 1,600 patients, some of whom had rarely, if ever, received medical care.  They treated people with conditions now rare in the […]

USF gets 1 of 2 federal grants to train state's nursing faculty in high-tech healthcare

August 12, 2010

Will prepare faculty to use cutting-edge technologies needed to educate today’s nurses Tampa, FL (August 12, 2010) –- The University of South Florida College of Nursing has received a five-year, $1.3-million federal grant to train nursing faculty throughout the state in the use of simulation learning, informatics and telehealth. USF was one of only two institutions in the nation recently awarded such a grant by the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). “USF Nursing will develop and implement a training program designed to integrate […]

Helping in the face of devastation: USF doctor visits Haiti

June 3, 2010

          The tiny hospital was only 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, but it took four hours for Dr. Mitch Hoffman to get there over the traffic-packed, earthquake-torn roads.            It took only a few minutes to get the first cry for help.            Something was terribly wrong in the delivery room.            Dr. Hoffman, director of the USF gynecology oncology division, and Dr. Kathleen Kilbride, a colleague of 29 years, ran to the delivering mother to discover that the situation was dire. As the baby began to move through […]

Nursing graduates celebrate at Path of Light Convocation

May 10, 2010

Click here to REPLAY Convocation Baccalaureate nursing students file into the USF Health Auditorium for Convocation. Leading USF nursing graduates into the darkened USF Health Auditorim, College of Nursing alumni and faculty carried lighted candles signifying their pledge taken in the tradition of Florence Nightengale, the “Lady with the Lamp.” The graduating nursing students, along with their family and friends, gathered Saturday afternoon, May 8, for the Spring 2010 Path of Light Convocation, before making their way to the USF Sundome to walk in the university’s graduation ceremony that evening. […]

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