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The Villages joins with USF Health to create America's healthiest hometown

March 30, 2011

Partnership will create national model for health in retirement The Villages, FL (March 29, 2011) — The University of South Florida and The Villages, in partnership with The Villages Health System, have begun a study of the key components of health in retirement. “Nothing is more important to a senior than his or her health,” said Gary Morse, developer of The Villages. “We’ve been searching for a creative, forward-thinking university partner to work with local health care providers, study our community and bring us innovative ideas that will enhance the […]

National Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality appoints USF health disparities expert

March 3, 2011

For more than three decades, Adewale Troutman, MD, has tracked the social causes of health inequities in the United States, watching the awareness of key issues improve while the gaps in equality continue to widen. His expertise in health disparities, along with a drive to fully understand why the differences exist, has earned Dr. Troutman national recognition, including an appointment in January to the national Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, a group that reports directly to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Troutman joined […]

The Jackson Laboratory to locate in Sarasota County with presence in Tampa

March 2, 2011

Sarasota, FL (March, 2, 2011) — The Jackson Laboratory announced today that it will partner with the University of South Florida (USF), Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to develop genetics-based treatments for heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes at a new research facility in Sarasota County. The project, to be known as The Jackson Laboratory–Florida, will be housed in a 120,000-square-foot facility in Sarasota County and will also occupy laboratories and offices within the USF Health complex in Tampa. The Gulf Coast Community […]

College of Nursing continues rise in NIH ranking

February 25, 2011

A 12 percent increase over last year’s research funding earns the college its highest rank yet Tampa, FL (Feb. 25, 2011) – The University of South Florida College of Nursing received a 28th place ranking in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2010* — the college’s highest spot yet. The latest ranking represents a 12 percent jump in NIH funding – from $1.53 million in 2009 to $1.71 million in 2010. The College of Nursing is working toward achieving a top-25 ranking in NIH research funding. […]

Dr. Alan Otsuki to lead futuristic USF-LVHN medical education program

February 10, 2011

First class to begin fall 2011 at the USF College of Medicine Tampa campus and matriculate to LVHN campus in Allentown, PA, by summer 2013 Tampa, FL (Feb. 10, 2011) – J. Alan Otsuki, M.D., MBA, a recognized leader in medical education, has been chosen to help lead the innovative program in medical education jointly created by the University of South Florida (USF) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Otsuki will be the founding associate dean of educational affairs of the USF College of Medicine at the LVHN Campus […]

American College of Surgeons accredits USF Health simulation centers

January 26, 2011

The USF Health Simulation Consortium was recently awarded full accreditation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute. The USF Health Simulation Consortium encompasses USF Health’s five simulation centers, which came together to develop the institutional self-study and participate in the on-site visit by representatives from ACS. The centers are the USF Health Simulation Center at Tampa General Hospital, the daVinci Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery, the TEAM Education and Multidisciplinary Simulation (TEAMS) Center at 17 Davis, the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning at the […]

National expert in interdisciplinary education joins College of Nursing

January 18, 2011

Rita D’Aoust, PhD, ANP-BC, CNE, a nationally recognized educator and researcher in nursing education and simulation, has joined USF as associate dean of Academic Affairs and Interprofessional Initiatives at the USF College of Nursing. Dr D’Aoust, who has been involved in interprofessional education and practice initiatives for more than 20 years, came to USF from the University of Rochester, where she is known as a pioneer for building a nursing program centered on interprofessional education and interdisciplinary collaboration. In addition, she helped implement interdisciplinary simulation across multiple health specialties including […]

USF Health neuroscientist named AAAS fellow

January 12, 2011

Huntington Potter, PhD, a USF Health neuroscientist well known for his research on Alzheimer’s disease, has been elected a 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Potter is a professor of molecular medicine at the USF Health and holds an endowed chair in Alzheimer’s research. He received the high-profile AAAS distinction for his contributions to the fields of genetic recombination, electroporation and neuroscience, particularly the findings that inflammation and aneuploidy (abnormal number of chromosomes) link Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. Recently, Dr. Potter and […]

USF adds social marketing training to national health agenda

December 13, 2010

USF’s College of Public Health will monitor the new social marketing education and training objectives Tampa, FL (Dec. 13, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Public Health scored a coup in getting the latest iteration of the national health agenda to call for more education and training of public health professionals in social marketing. The College will work with local, regional and national stakeholders to promote the adoption of the nation’s new Healthy People 2020 objectives to support healthier lives for all Floridians. “We are especially pleased […]

USF, Lehigh Valley take applications for futuristic medical education program

October 26, 2010

An innovative university and one of the nation’s top hospitals intend to accelerate change in medical student education TAMPA, FL (Oct. 25, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Medicine (USF) has begun accepting applications from prospective medical students for a program jointly created by USF and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) – a partnership announced in March 2009 that will cross state boundaries to prepare physician leaders committed to accelerating change in health care. The Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training program, or SELECT, a four-year program […]

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