Archive for the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Category

When a Skateboarder Goes Splat From 45 Feet Up!

August 13, 2007

On August 12, 2007, USF Health’s Dr. Robert Pedowitz was interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times for coverage of the skateboard crash at the X Games. The August 2nd accident involving Jake Brown, of Australia, has garnered national media coverage. Brown fell from 45 feet in the air during the Skateboard “Big Air Final” at the X Games, held this year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Click here to link directly to Dr. Pedowitz’s interview published in the St. Pete Times newspaper. When a Skateboarder Goes Splat from […]

New orthopaedic program celebrates partnerships

August 2, 2007

View overview of USF Health’s orthopedic and sports medicine successes. USF’s new orthopaedic residents celebrated with university, community leaders USF Health’s orthopedic residents gathered with university and community leaders to celebrate the new program Aug. 1 at a reception in the USF Athletics Center. More than 150 attended the event, which recognized the new partnerships between USF and the region’s private physicians and hospitals that helped make possible the return of the orthopedic residency training program. “The new residency we celebrate tonight is much more than just another program” said […]

Orthopaedics Residency Resurrected

July 12, 2007

On July 12, 2007, The University of South Florida’s student newspaper, The Oracle, published the following story on approval of the Orthopaedics Surgery Residency Program. The program is to be anchored in the College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Orthopedics Residency Resurrected Issue date: 7/12/07 Section: News By Natalie Gagliordi, Correspondent for The Oracle Among the many distressing issues of university spending, budget cuts and enrollment caps, one success story stands out with the re-establishment of USF’s Department of Orthopaedics and its new residency training program. After […]

National Athletic Trainers Association honors USF Health faculty member.

July 5, 2007

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) is honoring Micki Cuppett, Ed.D., ATC, for her service to the profession of athletic training. Cuppett is an Associate Professor in the USF College of Medicine and also serves as Director of the Educational Design & Technology Office of Educational Affairs in the College of Medicine. During the association’s annual clinical symposium held June 28-30 in Anaheim, California, Cuppett was among the award winners- the ceremony ocurred before athletic training professionals from across the country. Prior to her current role in the USF College […]

SMART & USF Health Pediatrics team up with familiar redhead to help kids

June 27, 2007

It was an early start for the USF Health team of pediatricians and health professionals in Seffner on June 23rd. Parents and children of all ages turned out to the Antioch Redskins Facility, near Plant City, to get free “physicals”. The big draw: the redhead in the clown suit! Ronald McDonald is still King with the kids! No doubt about it! “This was a fabulous opportunity to help out so many appreciative people”, said Jeff Konin, PhD, Executive Director of Sports Medicine & Athletic Related Trauma (S.M.A.R.T.) Institute at USF […]

New breed of video games is drawing more kids to sports & exercise

June 18, 2007

“(EXER)GAMING FOR FITNESS” Courtesy: USF Magazine “While conducted here in Tampa, the outcome of this research has global implications”, says Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President USF Health. Childhood obesity is a national epidemic, according to alarming reports regularly released by fitness experts at colleges and universities across the country. Video games, according to some studies, are part and parcel of a sedentary childhood lifestyle that can lead to weight problems and, ultimately, serious health issues for children. But is it possible that certain types of interactive video activities can […]

USF Health Scores Significant Win Win w/New Orthopedics Program

June 13, 2007

On June 13, 2007, the Tampa Tribune newspaper published the following editorial on approval of the USF Orthopaedics Surgery Residency Program. USF Health Scores Significant Win With New Orthopedics Program June 13, 2007 Tampa Tribune Editorial The approval of an orthopedics residency program at USF Health is a big deal for three reasons: First, it sends a signal that our community medical school is committed to growing excellence and attaining national stature – a good as well as our economy. Second, the new residency program includes a training segment at […]

USF Health orthopedic faculty featured in new sports medicine textbooks

June 12, 2007

Sports Medicine faculty members continue to garner kudos for USF Health with two new textbooks at the national level. Jeff Konin, PhD, PT, assesses the knee stability of 7-year-old Christopher Konin. Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and executive director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute (SMART), is the guest editor for Clinics in Sports Medicine: Behind the Scenes as a Team Physician. Dr. Konin is also featured on the book’s cover, assessing the knee stability of his son Christopher Konin, 7, who […]

USF Health approved for new orthopedic surgery residency

June 11, 2007

Unprecedented collaboration of surgeons and area hospitals brings orthopedic training to USF Health Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program Website TAMPA, FL (June 11, 2007) — The University of South Florida will recruit immediately for a new residency training program in orthopedic surgery, the national accrediting body has ruled. The decision brings orthopedic residency training back to Tampa Bay after 15 years. “This represents the Tampa Bay region and USF Health deciding to create a remarkable collaboration and become a national leader in health care,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, […]

USF Health rheumatologist awarded 2 investigator-initiated grants

June 11, 2007

John D. Carter, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, was recently awarded two investigator-initiated grants totaling nearly $735,000. Dr. Carter received a 2-year, $501,125 award from Genentech for a pilot clinical study titled “A Safety Analysis of Oral Prednisone as a Pre- Treatment for Rituximab in Rheumatoid Arthritis.” He will evaluate whether a one-time dose of oral prednisone, a corticosteroid, is as effective as standard pre-treatment with the intravenous methylprednisolone, also a corticosteroid, at reducing acute infusion reactions in patients subsequently treated with Rituxan, a […]

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