USF Health In the News – for the week of April 16, 2012

For the week of April 16, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery


Project World Health at USF Health
A few USF Health Morsani College of Medicine students travelled to the Dominican Republic this past spring break — not to work on their tans, but to volunteer their growing skills to a community in need.

Click through the headline to access the story


USF Heart Institute gets $2 million from Hillsborough County

Tampa Bay Times

“I think you’ll see this be an economic engine,” said Dr. Les Miller, chairman of the department of cardiovascular sciences at USF Health.


County, state kick in $8.9M for USF Health Heart Institute
Tampa Bay Business Journal (Blog)
Health has committed nearly $25 million in resources for genomics-based personalized medicine, including funding of research equipment and facilities, and recruited two physicians: Dr. Leslie Miller, chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, and Dr. Steve Liggett, a researcher who will become director of the Personalized Medicine Institute.

Robins RX State, County Help for USF Health Heart Institute
The Ledger (Blog)
USF Health will be able to partner with the best industry and academic partners throughout the world to develop these new personalized and genetic approaches to health,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

USF Heart Institute picks up another $2 million


“We believe that the technology developed here will herald a new day and that USF Health will be able to partner with the best industry and academic partners throughout the world to develop these new personalized and genetic approaches to health,” according to Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.


USF Lands $8.9M for Heart Research Center with Genomics Focus

Genome Wed Daily News

The University of South Florida has reeled in $8.9 million in new state and local support to fund the creation of the USF Heart Health Institute, a center that will focus on using genomics and personalized medicine approaches in cardiovascular care.


New therapy helps prevent PTSD for traumatized troops
The Tampa Tribune
Finding funding to do that has become a mission for Carrie Elk, the USF College of Nursing’s military liaison. She and principal investigator Kevin Kip are studying the therapy, which uses eye movements to help patients replace traumatic memories with more pleasant ones

Industry-Sponsored Studies More Likely To Generate Positive Results
Clinical Oncology News
Using three metrics to assess treatment success in clinical trials, Dr. Djulbegovic, of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Outcomes Research, University of South Florida and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, and colleagues found that new treatments are favored over standard treatments in industry-sponsored trials in comparison with trials funded by the public funder for each metric used.


Put Children’s Board funding policy under microscope
The Tampa Tribune
I have had the good fortune to have the assistance of the University of South Florida Pediatrics programs HOT DOCS and Parent Child Interaction Therapy, which have helped our family deal with our young children’s behavior.

Two new Studies Suggest Immune System Dysfunction Plays Role in Autism
Using a mouse model, researchers at the University of South Florida are studying the link between amyloid precursor protein (APP) and aberrations in the immune system.


****All content is provided to the USF Health Office of Communications from our media monitoring service, Meltwater News. Meltwater News monitors and analyzes online news in more than 110 countries searching over 90,000 global news sources for relevant keywords related to the University of South Florida and USF Health.