Archive for the Pediatrics Category

USF to test H1N1 vaccine in pregnant women and children who are HIV-infected

October 27, 2009

The USF arm of the NIH trials will be performed at Genesis, Tampa General Hospial and USF clinics. Tampa, FL (Oct. 26, 2009) — The University of South Florida is participating in two federal studies to see whether the H1N1 vaccine can safely elicit a protective immune response in pregnant women, as well as in children and young adults, all of whom are HIV-infected. USF will be one of 35 sites and eight sub-sites in the United States and Puerto Rico participating in the two studies, which are sponsored and […]

Dr. Krischer shares in award expanding NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Network

October 26, 2009

The $117-million award will go to the data coordinating center at USF and 19 consortia The National Institutes of Health recently announced a second phase of its Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which includes a Data Management Coordinating Center led by the University of South Florida’s Jeffrey Krischer, PhD. The USF center and 19 new and returning consortia will be awarded $117 million over the next five years. The research conducted with this second round of funding will explore the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of more than […]

Emergency L&D drill delivers dramatic dose of reality

July 28, 2009

The Department of Pediatrics new simulation center emphasizes multidisciplinary team training for routine and crisis medical scenarios Dr. John Curran works with a team of residents and neontal nurse to stabilize a “newborn” during a recent emergency simulation exercise at the TEAMS Center. It was a delivery room complication. The full-term newborn had inhaled meconium, its own feces, on its way out the birth canal and was having trouble breathing. In a nearby room, USF Health Associate Vice President Dr. John Curran, a veteran pediatrician and neonatologist, was touring the […]

Tiny Babies, Big Priority

April 1, 2009

Construction begins on state-of-the-art neonatal nursery Pam Muma swings a hammer at the NICU wall-breaking ceremony. The dream of building a world-class neonatal unit for Tampa Bay’s tiniest babies is well on its way to reality. Donning hardhats and safety glasses, Pam and Les Muma swung their sledgehammers with gusto, creating two big holes in a wall to signal the beginning of construction on the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tampa General Hospital. The $35-million project – a tangible sign of the partnership between USF Health and […]

Aetna Foundation &USF Pediatrics Join Forces to Help Kids

August 4, 2008

Stuart M. Kilpinen, Aetna Network Vice President; William S. Wood, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Aetna-Southeast Region with USF Health Pediatrics’ Lynn Ringenberg, MD, Medical Director, USF Pediatric Mobile Health Program/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Aetna Foundation Awards USF Health Pediatrics in Effort to Help Battle Childhood Obesity On July 31, the Aetna Foundation and USF experts in pediatrics took an important step in strengthening community efforts against childhood obesity. The Aetna Foundation presented a $25,000 donation to the USF Pediatric Mobile Health Program/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The funding will benefit the […]

Pediatrics Care Mobile Program Recognized by Home Builder

June 29, 2008

A “green” home built by Siebel Falls Homes with proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities and Mercy Ships. From L to Right: Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, Dept. of Pediatrics, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Medical Director; “Ronald McDonald”; Lee Bonta, USF Health Development; Jeannette Fleischer, ARNP, Care Mobile Program Director; and Alison Barrick, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. On June 19, 2008, the team in the USF Department of Pediatrics received a donation of $7,000 for its Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. The donation was made by Mr. Larry Falls […]

School Board Awards Pediatrics for Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program

May 28, 2008

L to R: Lee Bonta, USF Health Office of Development & Alumni Affairs, Dr. Lynne Ringenberg, Medical Director of USF College of Medicine, Pediatrics Dept. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program, and Jeannette Fleischer, ARNP, Program Director. On May 20, 2008 officials from the Hillsborough County School Board awarded the team in USF Health Pediatrics for its efforts with the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. The care mobile bearing the name of the internationally recognized clown “Ronald McDonald” is used by pediatric faculty, medical students, pediatric residents, nurse practitioner students and nursing […]

Neonatology Chair Settling in to New Role

April 25, 2008

Dr. Lewis Rubin, Muma Endowed Chair in Neonatology Lewis P. Rubin, MD, neonatologist is settling in to his new life in Florida. A recent transplant from Ohio, Dr. Rubin is approaching the one month mark at the University of South Florida as the Pamela S. and Leslie M. Muma Endowed Chair in Neonatology, Professor and Chief of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics, and Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tampa General Hospital. He was recruited this past winter from the Cleveland Clinic’s Fetal Care Center in […]

USF Pediatrics in Español

April 2, 2008

University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa Bay. The Department of Pediatrics is led by Dr. Robert M. Nelson, Jr. His team sees patients in various locations across the Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. As part of this ongoing series, USF Health in Español, below is a listing of pediatricians who are also available for patient-doctor visits in Spanish. USF Health en Español… El Departamento de Pediatria en la Universidad del Sur de la Florida esta dirigido por el Dr. Robert Nelson. El equipo de especialistas […]

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