Archive for the National Prominence Category

USF Graduate Medical Education earns national grant for cultural diversity study

September 1, 2011

The USF College of Medicine was one of 10 academic medical centers awarded 2011-2012 Graduate Medical Education (GME) Challenge Grants from the Picker Institute and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The grant is for $100,000 with the USF GME Office providing additional funds over the four-year grant. The GME Challenge Grants support research and development of successful patient-centered care initiatives and best practices in medical education. Funded proposals include those that demonstrate specific interventions and innovations in graduate medical education programs regarding patient-centered healthcare and/or humanism in medicine.    The challenge […]

USF’s Dr. Cecile Lengacher named fellow of American Academy of Nursing

July 18, 2011

Cecile Lengacher, RN, PhD, professor and director of the BS to PhD Program at the USF College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), a distinction considered to be the nursing profession’s highest honor. “This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Lengacher’s substantial achievements in research focused on improving the lives of women with breast cancer,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, senior associate vice president for USF Health and dean of the College of Nursing. Dr. Lengacher is one […]

Pharmacy earns first accreditation step, classes start next month

July 13, 2011

Two significant milestones took place this month for the USF College of Pharmacy: it received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that clears USF to start its pharmacy classes, and it earned membership to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Both steps signify the College’s steady progression in building its pharmacy program at USF and are right on schedule for the inaugural class to start coursework next month, said Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, the founding dean for the USF College of Pharmacy. “The accreditation […]

Sandra Cadena named to national medical coding workgroup

July 8, 2011

Tampa, FL (July 8, 2011) — Sandra Cadena, PhD, ARNP, CS, CNE of the University of South Florida College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel on Psychological and Psychiatric Services. This panel, along with other specialty panels, is charged with recommending CPT changes to the American Medical Association. Dr. Cadena, assistant professor and director of the Center for Global Health, was nominated to sit on this national body as the nursing member by both the American Nurses Association and the America Psychiatric Nurses […]

Dr. Ana Mieres earns national award for championing autism

June 23, 2011

Her success in bridging the needs of those with autism with the physical therapy profession has earned Ana C. Mieres, MSPT, PhD, the Dr. Cathy Pratt Autism Professional of the Year Award from the Autism Society of America (ASA). Dr. Mieres, assistant professor in the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, has worked for nearly 15 years with autism as a consultant, educator and volunteer, and providing multilingual guidance to families affected with autism. “In the many years I have known, worked with and been mentored by Dr. […]

Internal medicine residents finish strong in “Medical Jeopardy” national competition

June 15, 2011

USF Health Internal Medicine residents finished sixth in the nation out of 40 teams competing this April in “Doctor’s Dilemma” (Medical Jeopardy) at the American College of Physicians annual meeting in San Diego. That was up from a 9th place finish last year. The three residents — Dr. Brian Coe (applying to a cardiology fellowship), Dr. Robert Ledford (starting as an attending physician at Tampa General Hospital in July), and Dr. Kellee Oller (applying to a gastroenterology fellowship) — were recognized by the Florida ACP Chapter at a reception in […]

USF neuroscientist’s research featured on Yahoo! site

May 30, 2011

USF Health and the research of neuroscientist Edwin Weeber, PhD, got a national boost this week with the posting of an inspirational video on the popular web portal Yahoo! News. The clip above, created by USF Health Communications, offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the crew’s production of the video Angleman Syndrome: Close to a Cure? Yahoo! teamed up with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST), which helps support Dr. Weeber’s research, to promote research for the rare neuro-genetic disorder. The resulting video, including an interview with Dr. Weeber, […]

Dr. Rita D'Aoust named a fellow by AANP

May 25, 2011

Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, associate dean of Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives for the USF College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The designation recognizes nurse practitioner leaders who have made outstanding contributions to health care through clinical practice, research, education or policy. As part of the honor, fellows of the AANP meet annually to strategize about the future of nurse practitioners and health care. Dr D’Aoust is a national expert on interprofessional education and practice initiatives who joined USF […]

Dr. Konin to receive Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award

May 16, 2011

USF Health’s Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, has been selected one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2011 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer (MDAT) award recipients. Dr. Konin, associate professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine and executive director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institue at USF, is one of 21 certified athletic trainers nationwide chosen to receive the award this year. Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC This National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) award recognizes outstanding dedication and service to the athletic training profession. Candidates for the award must have held […]

Dr. Doug Letson performs pioneering limb-saving surgery

May 4, 2011

USF Health-Moffitt orthopaedic surgeon Dr. G. Douglas Letson performed a pioneering surgery last week to save a young girl’s arm. Dr. Letson removed the girl’s humerus and replaced it with an expandable prosthesis during the 8-hour procedure at Shriners Hospital for Children on the USF Tampa campus. He has replaced lower arm bones with prosthetic implants in the past, but this was the first time a U.S. surgeon has replaced the entire upper arm bone in a child with an artificial limb designed to stretch and grow along with the […]

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