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TEAMS Center success will magnify at CAMLS

November 28, 2011

Clearly, USF is meeting a need. Since opening the TEAMS Center two years ago, the simulation training program has hosted more than 2,600 learners and provided more than 12,000 learner hours to healthcare professionals from varied disciplines throughout the Tampa Bay area and from as far away as China. And those numbers are about to increase with the opening in March of USF’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a state-of-the-art simulation center that includes high-tech robots for training surgeons. The TEAMS (Team Education and Multidisciplinary Simulation) Center […]

Beaming purple, USF Health Byrd Institute celebrates new memory care center

November 18, 2011

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute was illuminated Thursday evening in shades of purple – the signature color of Alzheimer’s disease — as faculty, staff, caregivers and university, community and governmental leaders gathered to celebrate the opening of its one-stop memory care center. The new Center for Memory C.A.R.E. reaches a whole new level in applying the latest technology and research to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, while helping ease the anxiety and difficulties of patients and their caregivers. Guests had a chance to tour the distinctive $3.5-million […]

Department of Defense awards USF Health School of Physical Therapy $1.59 M for musculoskeletal research

September 23, 2011

The University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences received a $1.59-million U.S. Department of Defense award for leading-edge musculoskeletal research intended to benefit active duty soldiers and veterans and improve military preparedness.   The award will fund two major studies – one investigating whether a specific exercise training regimen may protect against low back injury in combat soldiers and the second evaluating the best prosthetic foot to accommodate soldiers and veterans with below-the-knee amputations who wish to return to active duty. Both two-year studies, about $715,000 […]

USF Health researcher featured on Yahoo! News

June 13, 2011

USF Health and the research of neuroscientist Edwin Weeber, PhD, received national exposure with the posting of an inspirational video on the popular web portal Yahoo! News. The video, 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? To see the video and learn more about Angleman Syndrome, please click here: ./?p=18490

Futuristic Medical Education Program to be led by Dr. Alan Otsuki

February 11, 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 and chief of the Division of Education, LVHN. He will also serve as an associate professor of internal medicine at USF Health. He starts his new position March 14, joining USF […]

USF Health and HCA partner to form statewide trauma network

November 23, 2010

USF Health and HCA are forming a statewide trauma network dedicated to improving access to quality trauma care and services in Florida. The joint initiative will enable five HCA hospitals in underserved areas to provide trauma care. Florida residents also will benefit from centralized statewide data collection for trauma research and coordination of services not readily accessible in underserved areas of the state. To learn more about this exciting announcement, please click here: ./?p=15550

New ALS Clinic Opens at USF Health

October 28, 2010

Tampa, FL (Oct. 28, 2010) — USF Health and The ALS Association Florida Chapter this week celebrated the long-awaited opening of Central Florida’s first major clinic focusing solely on patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The opening ceremony, held Oct. 27 at USF Health’s Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, included some of the Tampa Bay area’s strongest advocates in the fight against ALS. “So many in this room have been touched by ALS,” said Clifton Gooch, MD, professor and chairperson […]

USF gets $8M in federal awards to train Florida's public health workforce

September 24, 2010

Tampa, FL (Sept. 24, 2010) — The University of South Florida College of Public Health this month received two federal grants totaling $8-million to help train Florida’s public health workforce — making the college a key player in preparing the state to mount effective public health responses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the college $4.75- million over five years to establish a center that will enhance the emergency and disaster preparedness of state and local public health workers. USF was one of 14 accredited schools of public […]

USF Nursing gets $2.1M grant for RESTORE LIVES Center

September 17, 2010

Project will study best ways to help soldiers of Iraq and Afghanistan overcome psychological trauma and other emotional health problems Tampa, FL (Sept. 17, 2010) – Helping service members and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan heal from symptoms of combat exposure, including post traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury, will be the focus of a $2.1-million federal grant to the University of South Florida College of Nursing. The project is part of the Research to Improve Emotional Health and Quality of Life among Service Members with Disabilities (RESTORE LIVES) […]

Renowned heart transplant expert to lead USF Health Cardiovascular Sciences

August 17, 2010

Tampa, FL (August 17, 2010) — USF Health, after a national search, has named renowned cardiologist Dr. Leslie W. Miller, a leading international specialist in heart failure and transplantation, to lead a new, expanded department of cardiovascular sciences at USF Health. This new Department of Cardiovascular Sciences will bring a new level of heart care to Florida, providing advanced patient care for all kinds of cardiac patients, from those recovering from heart attacks or suffering from heart failure to those in need of a transplant or cardiac device. Cutting-edge cardiac […]

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