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USF re-awarded scholarship funding through RWJF New Careers in Nursing program

August 8, 2011

Scholarships will support USF College of Nursing in training a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals Tampa, FL (August 5, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, for the third consecutive year, has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2011-2012 academic year, the USF College of Nursing will receive $50,000 to support students in the Second Bachelor degree program who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. The NCIN […]

Meredeth A. Rowe named Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science

July 22, 2011

 Tampa, FL (July 21, 2011) – The College of Nursing at the University of South Florida announces the appointment of Meredeth A. Rowe, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, as Professor and Lewis and Leona Hughes Endowed Chair in Nursing Science. Dr. Rowe joins USF from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where she was a Professor and Nurse Scientist with the Veterans Administration. Known as a leading nurse scientist in geriatrics and Alzheimer’s research, Dr. Rowe joins a world-class innovative nursing faculty at USF ranked 28th nationally in National Institutes […]

Gold medalist excels despite amputations

July 21, 2011

Playing rugby in a wheelchair with amputations to both arms and both legs is not easy.  But for Nick Springer, it motivates him to succeed in life. Springer is a paralympian, a member of USA’s Quad Rugby team, and winner of two world championship gold medals and an Olympic gold medal from the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In June, Springer spoke with USF athletic training students about his experiences, how he went from being a highly recruited hockey player in high school, to losing all four limbs to partial amputations, […]

College of Nursing appoints military liaison

July 8, 2011

Carrie Elk, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, was recently appointed the military liaison for the USF College of Nursing. In this new role, Dr. Elk will develop and maintain relationships with service members and their families, military agencies and veteran groups by increasing the visibility and involvement of the college in the military community locally, regionally and nationally. She will also explore and encourage potential education, service and research collaborations. Carrie Elk, PhD Dr. Elk leads the clinical military mental health specialist team for the federally-funded RESTORE LIVES (Research to Improve Emotional […]

The Villages media team visits USF Health

July 6, 2011

Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, is interviewed by Jessica Green, a reporter for The Villages. Members of a media team for The Villages Daily Sun and VNN- Channel 2 visited USF Health last week to interview some faculty members who will be speakers for the “Tomorrow’s Health Today” lecture series at The Villages. The crew filmed Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, and Dr. Jay Wolfson, distinguished service professor of public health and medicine, for advance stories […]

Public health professor honored as a world leader in neuroscience

July 6, 2011

Dr. James Mortimer recognized as one of 17 world leaders in neuroscience by Panama’s President James Mortimer, PhD, FAAN, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, was recently honored as one of 17 world leaders in neuroscience by the Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.  The award ceremony was held at the International Conference on New Discoveries in Brain organized by the National Secretariat for Science and Technical Innovation of Panama (SENACT).  In addition to Dr. Mortimer, two nobel laureates and 15 other scientists from […]

Student Affairs Dean Keeps Nursing Students at Center

June 16, 2011

Because so much of a student’s academic success depends on a positive experience at a school, Constance Visovsky, ACNP-BC, PhD, is making it her mission to have every interaction with the USF College of Nursing by current and potential students be a good one. Dr. Constance Visovsky “The idea is to provide a smooth process for students from admission to graduation to alumni connections,” Dr. Visovsky said. “Every point should be a good experience for every student. We’re closely monitoring all of the pieces, like advising and progress through the […]

Dr. Fenske named honorary medical chair for local Walk to Cure Psoriasis

June 16, 2011

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske, professor and chair of the USF Health Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been selected the Tampa Bay area’s Honorary Medical Chair for the 2nd Annual Walk to Cure Psoriasis. The event, sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Fred Ball Park in Tampa. Neil Alan Fenske, MD Susan Bracamontes, marketing coordinator for Dermatology, is the committee chair for the Tampa walk. Dr. John Carter, associate professor and director of the USF Health Division of Rheumatology, will be […]

Dr. Yelverton named June Volunteer of Month by FL March of Dimes

June 14, 2011

Dr. Robert Yelverton, affiliate associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at USF Health, was named June Volunteer of the Month by the Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes. Dr. Yelverton, chief medical officer for Women’s Care Florida, was recognized for his work to improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies by preventing elective deliveries before 39 complete weeks of pregnancy (a normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks). He has volunteered many hours helping to create the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, serving in a leadership role as founding member of the March […]

USF and Sarasota Memorial to pursue personalized health, Jackson Lab withdraws FL bid

June 3, 2011

Joint Statement: Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and USF Health, University of South Florida June  3, 2011 — Both Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and USF Health deeply appreciate the work by many members of our communities in pursuing the opportunity to bring a facility from Jackson Laboratory to Florida. Jackson Laboratory of Maine announced today that it is withdrawing its effort to build a facility in Florida. Following the Jackson Lab announcement, both the University of South Florida and Sarasota Memorial have agreed to continue their discussions around developing […]

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