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Wikipedia and eMedicine founders featured Jan. 6 at Dean's Lecture

December 16, 2010

Tampa, FL (Dec. 16, 2010) — The creative business minds behind Wikipedia and eMedicine will headline the USF Health Dean’s Lecture Series “The Medical Internet Revolution” on Thursday evening, Jan. 6, at the USF Alumni Center, USF Alumni Drive (off Fowler Ave and Leroy Collins Blvd) in Tampa. The program, sponsored by USF Health, Tampa General Hospital and Allscripts, will begin at 7 p.m., following a 6 p.m. meet and greet reception. Jimmy D. Wales, MA, is the founder of Wikipedia, the free web-based multilingual encyclopedia ranked among the top […]

New Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs locale offers “curbside appeal”

December 9, 2010

Cutting the ribbon to the new office were, left to right, Joann Strobbe, USF Health associate vice president and CFO, USF President Judy Genshaft; Dr. Michael Barber, associate dean for COM Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, and Stan Douglas,  director of USF Health Facilities Planning, cut the ribbon to the new Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Faculty, staff and students celebrated the grand opening of the new location for the College of Medicine’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Office Dec. 6. The office moved from its relatively tucked-away upstairs location to larger, newly remodeled space downstairs, […]

USF offers transitional doctoral degree for physical therapists

November 29, 2010

The new distance-learning degree will help meet the educational needs of physical therapists across Florida In an effort to meet the growing educational needs of practicing Florida physical therapists and enhance the provision of patient care for Florida’s growing population of retirees and wounded veterans, the USF College of Medicine’s School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) will begin offering a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program. Called the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, or tDPT, the new program allows currently licensed and resident Florida physical therapists […]

COPH now offers undergraduate degree

October 14, 2010

This fall, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) began offering a degree in public health to undergraduates, the first of its kind to be offered in Florida by an accredited college of public health. The Bachelor of Science degree program provides the student-centered courses required for entry-level public health jobs found in government agencies, health corporations, community non-profit organizations and health care facilities, said Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, RN, associate professor and director of Academic and Student Affairs for USF’s COPH. “The USF is home to Florida’s first and […]

USF gets $8M in federal awards to train state's public health workforce

September 23, 2010

The University of South Florida College of Public Health recently received two federal grants totaling $8-million to help train Florida’s public health workforce — making the college a key player in preparing the state to mount effective public health responses.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the college $4.75- million over five years to establish a center that will enhance the emergency and disaster preparedness of state and local public health workers.   USF was one of 14 accredited schools of public health nationwide – and the only one […]

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 and Simbionix to develop laparoscopic hysterectomy simulator

August 9, 2010

$700,000 BIRD Foundation grant supports innovative collaboration The Israeli subsidiary of Simbionix™, USA, and USF Health have received a two-year, $700,000 grant to develop a laparoscopic hysterectomy simulation module – advancing USF’s momentum to build a center of excellence for computer-assisted surgical training and innovation. The grant was awarded by the U.S.-Israeli Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, which promotes technological research and development collaborations between companies and organizations from the two countries – typically within private high-tech industries. Of the six grants recently announced by the BIRD Foundation, […]

How are YOU put together?

July 12, 2010

USF Health anatomy exhibit featured at MOSI’s “The Amazing You” Travel the journey from birth to end of life while exploring life stages and what it means to stay healthy. That’s just one lesson you walk away with after touring the interactive The Amazing You Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). This Spring, MOSI added a new phase to the ongoing exhibit that opened in 2008. The new wing features more fun educational displays on human life developmental stages and how wellness, stress, and disease management, among […]

Bringing Science Home brings teens, parents together

July 2, 2010

         Maryam Elarbi didn’t know that having Type 1 diabetes would allow her to ask for extra time on the SAT.         But while 16-year-old Maryam was taking the test this year, her blood sugar dropped so low that she had to take a break and eat a snack. She missed about 25 minutes of test time and, because it wasn’t arranged in advance, wasn’t allowed to make it up — a problem that she feels lowered her score.        “It shouldn’t be that we have to keep asking […]

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