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USF Health wins key $6M School of Pharmacy funding

June 4, 2010

TAMPA, FL  (June 4, 2010) — USF Health can now move forward with plans to establish its new School of Pharmacy, thanks to approval by the Florida Legislature, which awarded $6 million in the budget signed last week by Gov. Charlie Crist. “This is an exciting moment for healthcare in Florida,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health. “We are grateful that the Florida Board of Governors, the USF Board of Trustees, USF President Judy Genshaft and state lawmakers all have […]

Bridging the divide between law, medicine

April 30, 2010

      Too often, doctors and lawyers have come to see each other as enemies, opposing sides in the ongoing debate over malpractice law and tort reform.       But sometimes, they find common ground.       One of those times was Wednesday evening, when Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder came to USF Health to chat with medical students taking part in the Scholarly Concentration on law and medicine.       Circuit Judge Gregory Holder chats with USF College of Medicine students who are studying law and medicine.      Holder, who recently handled […]

Remembering. Honoring. Thanking.

April 29, 2010

USF medical students and College of Medicine faculty gathered April 29 to honor and thank the many people who donate their bodies to medicine. The Silent Teacher’s Ceremony was held to show the appreciation the medical students have to the cadavers in helping them learn about human anatomy. “We gather here to honor those who selflessly gave it all to serve humanity through medical education,” said Orhan E. Arslan, DVM, PhD, director of medical and graduate human anatomy courses and associate professor in the USF Department of Pathology and Cell […]

Japanese students learn about athletic training American style

March 29, 2010

Students from Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, a private university in Osaka, Japan, visited USF Health March 24 to learn more about how American athletic trainers care for injured athletes.   Approximately 20 Japanese athletic training students and two faculty members learned from 12 USF faculty and staff and  57 USF athletic training students.  “Having our students from USF and Japan interact together demonstrated very clearly that effective communications skills are a valuable asset to have if one aspires to be a competent healthcare provider.” said Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, […]

PT students' role in BRIDGE clinic featured in national magazine

March 5, 2010

The March 2010 issue of PT in Motion features University of South Florida physical therapy students in an article on how student-run pro bono clinics are benefiting patients and future physical therapists. The article, “Free to Lead,” profiles the USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic as one of five student-run pro bono clinics across the country that include physical therapy students. PT in Motion is the national magazine of the American Physical Therapy Association. Members of the USF BRIDGE Clinic’s physical therapy steering committee The BRIDGE Clinic (Building Relationships and Initiatives Dedicated […]

Clinical Observership Program hosts S. Korean medical students

February 18, 2010

International exchange exposes students to American medicine Dr. John Sinnott oversees as one of the students practices an ear exam. Seven medical students from Yeungnam University College of Medicine in Daegu, South Korea, learned how American medical students prepare for their profession when they participated in the Stephen Klasko Clinical Observership Program Jan. 4 to 19. The USF College of Medicine Office of International Affairs hosted the students for the two-week clinical rotation exchange program. The program was co-directed by Dr. John Sinnott, associate dean of COM international affairs and […]

Inaugural Hospital Administrators Training Program welcomes Chinese officials

February 18, 2010

The USF College of Medicine Office of International Affairs hosted 18 hospital administrators from Gansu, China, for its inaugural Hospital Administrator Training Program Jan. 19 to Feb. 5. The trainees included vice presidents, department chiefs and division directors from hospitals affiliated with Lanzhou University and the Gansu Provincial Health Department in northwestern China. Lanzhou University is ranked among the top 13 universities in China. Co-directed by Dr. John Sinnott and Dr. Lynette Menezes and coordinated by Kristy Andre, the three-week training program covered a variety of hospital management topics as […]

Player Down!

February 15, 2010

Simulation fine-tunes USF athletic training students’ response to on-field emergencies With the increased national focus on concussion and spinal injuries in football, USF has stepped up proactive measures to insure that those who take care of the athletes practice responding to these on-field emergencies.  Emergency care has always been included as part of the athletic training curriculum at USF, but the ability to practice in “game-like” situations has been limited. Recently, USF athletic training students who will graduate in May and begin work as athletic trainers at high schools, colleges and universities, […]

New faculty member helps patients understand diabetes

January 29, 2010

     When people are first diagnosed with diabetes, they may get depressed.  Or anxious.  Or angry.      New USF faculty member Laura Williams, PhD, knows this better than most.      Dr. Laura Williams, USF clinical psychologist and assistant professor of pediatrics, hands out beads at the Gasparilla Children’s Parade.      As a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating people with diabetes, Dr. Williams works to help people understand those problems – and realize just how normal they are.      Her empathy goes beyond her training. Dr. Williams was diagnosed with […]

Step by step, students learn more about doctoring

December 11, 2009

          When we are strong, they march us to victory. We put our best one forward or get one in the door. We are sure-footed.       They tell the world our moods: energized in Air Nike, sexy in Manolos, relaxed in flip-flops.       And yet our feet are somehow vulnerable. When we are weak, we are trampled underfoot. We get off on the wrong one or put one in our mouth. If things are especially bad, we might even have one in the grave.      All of which, perhaps, […]

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