The Mayor’s Hour features USF Health CAMLS

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L to R: Jack Harris, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and USF Health’s Dr. Stephen Klasko

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and 970 WFLA radio personality Jack Harris visited USF Health recently to talk about the new USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and how it will have a global impact on the way health care is taught, making cutting-edge technologies safer for patients.

For a segment on City of Tampa Television (CTTV) show, The Mayor’s Hour, they interviewed guests Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the College of Medicine; Deborah Sutherland, CEO of CAMLS; and Mark House, managing director of The Beck Group, the firm that designed and is building the state-of-the-art facility in downtown Tampa.

The interviews were interspersed with videoclips featuring the following USF Health physicians and student: Dr. John Armstrong, medical director of CAMLS; Dr. Larry Glazerman, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery; Dr. Jay Ryan Williams, resident; Dr. Luis Llerena, assistant professor of surgery; and Wilfredo Herrera, USF medical student.

Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of  CAMLS, is interviewed about the transformative CAMLS training center, under construction in downtown Tampa.

Plans call for more than 60,000 health professionals to come to CAMLS each year for education and training activities, from courses on inter-professional team training and advanced surgical techniques (using state-of-the-art surgical robots and simulators), to research and innovation for the next generation of medical devices and simulation technology. CAMLS will facilitate the definition and assessment of competency across learners.

“USF is a huge economic engine for our community,” Buckhorn said. “With its vision and potential for the community, this (CAMLS) is one of the most exciting projects I’ve had the opportunity to be part of… You see can see opportunity, hope, aspirations – the kind of value-added jobs that will allow us to create real wealth.”

The Mayor’s Hour about CAMLS replays throughout August at the following times: Sundays at 1 p.m., Mondays at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 9 p.m., Fridays at 3 p.m., and Saturdays at noon. The CTTV cable show airs on Ch. 15 (Verizon Fios) or Ch. 615 (Brighthouse Network).

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Mark House is managing director of The Beck Group, the firm that designed and is building CAMLS.

Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications