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Scorecard program goal: Kids having fun, staying active

November 10, 2009

Grinning with anticipation, 8-year-old Ty’rique Brock waited patiently to hear if he was one of the lucky few to win a prize at the grand finale celebration of the Scorecard program, held Nov. 7 at Jackson Heights Recreation Center in East Tampa. Ty’rique has spent the past couple of months filling up his own scorecard with stamps and signatures that verified his participation in physical activity. Football, kickball, relay races, playing in the park; these were some of his choice activities. At the finale, he was among the three dozen […]

USF COM focus of Newschannel 8 story "A New DNA for Doctors"

November 4, 2009

Newschannel 8 anchor Gayle Sierens interviews Dr. Stephen Klasko, USF medical dean. The USF College of Medicine was featured on last night’s (Nov. 3rd) newscast of WFLA Newschannel 8 in a story titled “A New DNA for Doctors.” COM Dean Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, was interviewed by veteran news anchor Gayle Sierens for a segment on the college’s innovative approaches to teaching the next generation of doctors. In introducing the interview with Dr. Klasko, Sierens said: “He’s old enough to remember Marcus Welby, MD, experienced enough as a doctor to […]

Doctors trade white coats for black robes

September 30, 2009

     Hillsborough Circuit Judge Gregory Holder, left, and Chief Circuit Judge Manuel Menendez, right, donned white coats to help Dr. Steve Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the USF College of Medicine, into a black judicial robe.      Lawyers and doctors came together in Tampa Oct. 6 for USF’s Black Robe Program, an event intended to bridge gaps between medicine and the law. The program allowed our USF Health faculty members to learn more about the legal system from those who know it best – Hillsborough County judges […]

Internal Medicine residents did it again!

September 21, 2009

A team of USF residents recently won a state “medical jeopardy” competition sponsored by the Florida chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and set an all-time points record for the 25-year-old ACP competition. This is the third year in a row USF internal medicine residents have won the annual competition. Stuart Himmelstein, MD, Florida ACP Governor; Robert Ledford, MD; Kellee Oller, MD; Francisco Torano, MD; Joe Lezama, MD. The ACP State Championship trophy is featured above Dr. Oller. The USF team includes Robert Ledford, MD, Kellee Oller, MD, […]

COPH gets $800,000 NIH biostatistics training grant

September 14, 2009

TAMPA, Fla. (September 4, 2009) — Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health were recently awarded a three-year, $800,000 grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to establish a Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics at USF. Led by Yiliang Zhu, PhD, professor in the College of Public Health, the USF team draws upon a wide array of expertise from researchers at Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center, Jaeb Center for Health Research, and Tampa VA hospital. The summer […]

Athletic Training Education Program granted maximum reaccreditation

September 9, 2009

USF athletic training student Tristen Webb measures the range of motion of fellow student T.J. Gilbert as Dr. Gianluca Del Rossi looks on. The USF Athletic Training program has been granted reaccreditation for 10 years – the maximum period allowed by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). USF’s ATEP is one of only two (out of more than 350 programs nationwide) located within a medical school and the only one housed in an orthopedic department, said Micki Cuppett, EdD, ATC, director of Athletic Training Education at USF […]

Emergency L&D drill delivers dramatic dose of reality

July 28, 2009

The Department of Pediatrics new simulation center emphasizes multidisciplinary team training for routine and crisis medical scenarios Dr. John Curran works with a team of residents and neontal nurse to stabilize a “newborn” during a recent emergency simulation exercise at the TEAMS Center. It was a delivery room complication. The full-term newborn had inhaled meconium, its own feces, on its way out the birth canal and was having trouble breathing. In a nearby room, USF Health Associate Vice President Dr. John Curran, a veteran pediatrician and neonatologist, was touring the […]

USF and Morton Plant Mease Offer New Training in Sports Medicine

June 19, 2009

CLEARWATER, Fla. (June 22, 2009) — The new USF-Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship will start its first fellow next month after recently receiving full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows are doctors who are receiving specialized graduate medical education in a subspecialty. They already have completed medical school and graduate training, or residency, in a primary specialty. “We’re delighted to be able to train more doctors for careers in sports medicine,” said Dr. Eric Coris, director of the University of South Florida’s Sports […]

More minorities needed in health professions, students say

May 29, 2009

Medical students Kiran Kondaveeti, Ani Chawdry and Christian Robles lead a presentation at Thursday’s Diversity Learning Lunch. Bringing more minorities into the health care professions will do more than just make those professions more diverse, a group of USF medical students said at a campus forum Thursday. It could save lives. When doctors and patients can’t understand each other, whether because of language or cultural barriers, the patients suffer, said three first-year medical students who led Thursday’s Diversity Learning Lunch seminar. All three students – Christian Robles, Ani Chawdry, and […]

Allergy & Immunology to pilot online rhinoscopy training

May 21, 2009

USF Health’s Division of Allergy and Immunology will create a pilot educational program to train fellows how to use fiberoptic rhinopharyngolaryngoscopy (rhinoscopy for short) to evaluate upper airway diseases. The program, which will combine streaming-video lectures with hands-on procedure training, was the first of its kind approved by the national Residency Review Committee. “We are in a position to set up a program to train all other Allergy and Immunology training programs in North America as experts in the area of rhinoscopy, an essential part of our specialty’s practice,” said […]

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