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Nursing his passion

April 29, 2010

USF nursing student Steven Clark Steven Clark bench presses over 500 lbs and has a resting heart rate of 51 beats per minute. The self-employed personal trainer’s dedication to his own, personal good health, which started when he was a child, has become the foundation for his life’s goal. A senior in USF’s nursing program, Clark is passionate about serving humanity as a health care professional and plans to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Read Clark’s story…. Story by Mary Beth Erskine and photo by Aimee Blodgett

USF jumps to top-30 NIH ranking in nursing research

April 1, 2010

Highly competitive National Institutes of Health awards now account for 65 percent of the USF College of Nursing’s total research funding Tampa, FL (March 31, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Nursing has achieved its highest research ranking ever from the National Institutes of Health. The College ranked 30th among nursing schools nationwide in NIH funding for 2009* – vaulting from a 66th place ranking in 2008. USF nursing faculty members attracted more than $1.53 million in NIH in 2009 for research including palliative and end-of-life care, […]

New leader of College of Nursing named

March 23, 2010

Tampa, FL (March 23, 2010) — USF Health is pleased to announce that Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, will be the next dean of the College of Nursing. Dr. Morrison-Beedy will join USF Health April 30 from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she is assistant dean for research in the School of Nursing. “We are thrilled that Dr. Morrison-Beedy is joining USF Health,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the USF College of Medicine. “She truly understands our vision of […]

Strong science showcased at 20th USF Health Research Day

February 19, 2010

This year’s USF Health Research Day began with a thank you as the student oral presentation session was officially renamed the Annual Joseph Krzanowski, PhD, USF Health Invited Oral Presentations Session. The gesture was meant to honor Dr. Joseph Krzanowski, who is an emeritus professor and former associate dean for the USF College of Medicine, and who was instrumental in expanding Research Day into its current form. “Dr. Krzanowski was very influential in furthering the research programs at USF Health and throughout USF,” said Phillip J. Marty, PhD, associate vice […]

20th Annual USF Health Research Day is Feb. 19

February 7, 2010

Click here for Research Day Agenda Click here for Research Day Abstracts For two decades, researchers representing the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health have displayed their work along the corridors of USF Health for fellow researchers and mentors to review and for faculty judges to critique. On Feb. 19, nearly 200 faculty, students, and even staff, will once again set up their posters in the pre-dawn light, preparing for the 20th Annual USF Health Research Day. This year’s program – which includes 196 abstracts, including two from the […]

New Lab Changing Research at College of Nursing

February 7, 2010

A new laboratory is changing the climate of research at the USF College of Nursing, attracting bright students and accomplished veteran faculty from around the world. The Biobehavioral Laboratory, which opened in the summer of 2009, is a comprehensive wet laboratory research facility that enables College researchers to launch and support biological data analysis for multiple faculty and student projects. The sophisticated, state-of-the-art lab allows the use of biological markers to develop deeper understandings of health and disease, as well as the effects of nursing interventions on patients. “The new […]

Nursing students translate for Haitian evacuees brought to TGH

February 1, 2010

L to R: USF nursing students Vatanie Turenne, Sheronda Fevrier and Joanne Leo When the first group of Haitian earthquake survivors arrived in Tampa General Hospital’s emergency room Tuesday evening (Jan. 26), three USF nursing students of Haitian descent were there to help translate. Sherhonda Fevrier, 22, Joanne Leo, 22, and Vatanie Turenne, all in their second year of the baccalaureate nursing program at USF, were born in the United States but speak fluent Creole. All three women have family members in Haiti who were left homeless by the devastating […]

Nursing makes global health connections

January 29, 2010

Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, (center) director of Global Health at the USF College of Nursing, with visiting nursing faculty members, from left to right, Lourdes Graciela de Alguero, Universidad de Panama in Panama City; Amanda Lucia Bonilla M., Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia; Yaira Pardo, Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia and Linnette Palacios de Castillo, Universidad de Panama in Chitre, Panama. Nursing faculty from Colombia and Panama visited the USF College of Nursing Jan. 28 to talk about the health care systems in their Latin American countries and […]

Six Nursing Faculty Named Among Great 100 Nurses

January 25, 2010

Six faculty members from the USF College of Nursing were among the Great 100 Nurses named by the Florida Nurses Association (FNA) and published in the December 2009 issue of The Florida Nurse. In addition, four students from the College of Nursing earned scholarships from the Florida Nurses Foundation. The students are Jessica Ann Dorey, Stewart Hood, Carol Parrales, and Susan Thorsen. FNA chose the 100 nurses based on nominations by peers for excellence in diverse areas of nursing practice. Each received a commemorative pin and certificate at the FNA’s […]

Motivational "women-only" cardiac rehab improves symptoms of depression

November 17, 2009

Theresa Beckie, PhD, of the USF College of Nursing, compared the physical and psychosocial effects of a traditional cardiac rehabilitation to a program geared specifically for women. ORLANDO, FL. (Nov. 17, 2009) — Depressive symptoms improved among women with coronary heart disease who participated in a motivationally-enhanced cardiac rehabilitation program exclusively for women, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2009. Depression often co-occurs with heart disease and is found more often in women with heart disease than in men. Depression also interferes with adherence to […]

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