USF Health In the News – for the week of August 1, 2011

For the week of August 1, 2011 – 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

The Mayor’s Hour – USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation

CTTV – Channel 15

Mayor Buckhorn and 970 Radio Personality Jack Harris visit USF Health to talk about the new USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation and how it will have a global impact on the way medicine is taught. Guests on the program include Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and Dean of the USF College of Medicine, Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation, and Mark House, Managing Director of The Beck Group.

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USF joins national effort to reform doctor training

St. Petersburg Times

“We haven’t traditionally invested in developing physicians as people,” said Dr. Alicia Monroe, vice dean for educational affairs at USF College of Medicine.

New Program at USF Health Hopes to Mold More Empathetic Physicians

The Wall Street Journal (Newsodrome)

Can we teach empathy to the next generation of physicians? The University of South Florida Health thinks so and they’re putting it on the line this week with the launch of the SELECT program, a new curriculum intended to “put empathy, communication and creativity back into doctoring.”

Goodbye Dr. Welby… Hello Dr. House

The Student Doctor Network

“Students will be immersed in leadership training and grounded in empathy and other core principles of patient-centered care,” Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD, USF COM’ Vice Dean of Educational Affairs tells SDN. She adds that students in this program will take regular “core MD” classes in addition to their SELECT-specific curriculum.

5 Local Students In LVH’s First Med School Class

LVHN contributed $2 million for the project, which was matched by USF Health. Dr. Alan Otsuki, associate dean of educational affairs at USF Health and

Health care reform now considers birth control a preventive care measure for women

ABC Action News

However, Dr. Jay Wolfson, a health law specialist at USF College of Public Health, says the legal argument favors free contraception. “If…

USF, UT receive federal nursing grants


University of South Florida and University of Tampa were among the Florida schools that received part of a $71.3 million federal grant package to expand

Coffee helps fight Alzheimer`s disease


A new Alzheimer’s study by University of South Florida researchers has found that a yet unidentified component of coffee that interacts with the

Coffee Appears to Fight Alzheimer’s


A new Alzheimer’s study by University of South Florida researchers has found that a yet unidentified component of coffee that interacts with the beverage’s caffeine boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer’s…

Sun Protection Clothing: as Good as Sunscreen or Better

My Health News Daily

Outdoor enthusiast Dr. Susan Weinkle has found a way to do what she once considered impossible: she can kayak Florida’s waterways for five-hour stretches in midsummer and not get a speck of sunburn…in Bradenton, Fla., and an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at University of South Florida. “It’s not always the most stylish and…

Aging Florida due for a wave of Alzheimer’s


“It’s a complex problem, and one that’s really going to hit Florida hard,” said USF’s Morgan. “The worst part is what it does to the families

Fitch Affirms All Children’s Hospital (FL) Rev Bonds at ‘AA’; Outlook Stable

‎Business Wire (TMC Net)

Currently, University of South Florida (USF) has approximately 60 residents training at ACH through 2014 and USF will decide if it wants to continue its

Hospital challenged in quest to become trauma center

‎Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Blake applied for trauma center status in September, and in November HCA announced a new partnership with the University of South Florida College of

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