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USF doctors release one of first infectious diseases apps for iPad

December 2, 2010

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine (COM), Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of IDPodcasts Mobile Viewer, one of the first infectious diseases applications ever developed for the iPad. It is the first iPadcompatible universal application developed by the University of South Florida and the first iPad application developed within the State University System. Co-developed by Dr. Richard Oehler, USF associate professor of medicine, and Dr. John T. Sinnott, director, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, […]

USF urogynecologist co-authors patient guide to robotic hysterectomy

December 1, 2010

Lennox Hoyte, MD, MSEECS, director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the USF College of Medicine and director of urogynecology at Tampa General Hospital, has co-authored the first book on robotic hysterectomy, geared especially for women considering hysterectomy. Dr. Hoyte wrote Robotic Hysterectomy, a patient guide to hysterectomy with less pain and faster recovery, along with Dr. Abraham Shashoua, director of minimally invasive and robotic gynecological surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Lennox Hoyte One in three women in the U.S. will undergo a hysterectomy, or surgical […]

USF Health, HCA announce trauma partnership

November 15, 2010

  See media coverage of announcement at end of this story           The citizens of Florida will have better odds of surviving the worst accidents and injuries, thanks to a new trauma partnership announced Tuesday between USF Health and HCA, say officials with the two institutions.          “What you’ll be hearing about is an opportunity to make Floridians safer,” said Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health.         USF Health and HCA are forming a statewide trauma network dedicated to […]

A larger home for the tiniest babies

November 11, 2010

         Dr. Lewis Rubin held baby Olivia Munoz before him and gazed at her with a smile.          “You’re a big girl,” he told her as she stared back with wide, curious eyes.          She is, indeed – thanks to Dr. Rubin and his colleagues. Olivia weighed only 1 pound, 1 ounce when she was born in her mother’s 23rd week of pregnancy. She was among the sickest and most fragile of babies. Dr. Rubin, who holds USF’s Pamela S. and Leslie M. Muma Endowed Chair in Neonatology, knew she […]

With much anticipation USF Health ALS Clinic opens

October 27, 2010

  With heartfelt excitement, dozens of supporters, faculty and patients gathered at USF Health Oct. 27 for a ribbon cutting that signified the long-awaited opening of Central Florida’s first major clinic focusing solely on patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The opening ceremony, held at USF Health’s Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, included some of the Tampa Bay area’s strongest advocates in the fight against ALS. “So many in this room have been touched by ALS,” said Clifton Gooch, MD, professor and […]

USF Excellence in Innovation Award goes to Dr. Kruk

October 18, 2010

New technology she discovered could lead to a commercial test for early detection of ovarian cancer Patricia A. Kruk, PhD, a USF Health professor of pathology and cell biology whose promising research could lead to a simple, more sensitive screening test for ovarian cancer, received a University of South Florida 2010 Excellence in Innovation Award. Dr. Kruk was one of two faculty members presented with the award Oct. 12 at the USF Academy of Inventors luncheon, a part of the week’s ResearchOne activities. She was recognized for her exceptional achievements […]

New USF center treats complications of concussions

July 27, 2010

The University of South Florida has launched a multidisciplinary center with expertise in managing postconcussive syndrome, the sometimes disabling symptoms that linger after a concussion — even long after a seemingly mild head injury. The USF Concussion Center brings together experts in neurology, neurocritical care, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry, audiology, pediatrics, neuro-otology, ophthalmology, neuroradiology, athletic training, sports medicine and physical therapy. “A concussion doesn’t have to knock you out to leave lasting effects,” said Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, associate professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine at USF Health and director of […]

USF, Jackson announce partnership

July 22, 2010

NAPLES — More than 100 people gathered in Naples Wednesday to hear about USF’s new partnership with The Jackson Laboratory. It’s a partnership that could help transform Naples and Southwest Florida, as well as help people received personalized care, designed for their unique genetic makeup, when they are sick. Jackson is launching a biomedical research and education village in Collier County, and USF is its first medical partner. “For us to be part of this wonderful, wonderful opportunity in Collier County, to be part of the things that are going […]

USF issued patent for technology to improve treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

July 12, 2010

Umbilical blood cells and sugar-alcohol compound combined help deliver treatment past the blood-brain barrier Tampa, FL (July 8, 2010) — The University of South Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair has been granted a patent for a cell transplantation procedure combining human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) cells and a sugar-alcohol compound called mannitol that may make a big difference in treating life-threatening neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke, among others. The technology administers the neuroprotective effect of umbilical cord blood cells along with […]

Patients benefit most from time-saving Mohs surgery

May 28, 2010

USF dermatologist develops rapid immunostain technique Word is spreading about a time-saving improvement to traditional Mohs surgery, a specialized outpatient method for treating certain skin cancers. Since his break-through article (published last summer in the journal Dermatologic Surgery) revealed an improved technique that reduced the time for the immunostaining component of Mohs surgery from an hour to 19 minutes, USF’s Basil Cherpelis, MD, has seen a steady increase in the number of patients seeking Mohs surgery at the USF Health clinic. He has also seen an increase in the number […]

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