USF Health In the News: for the week of February 14, 2011

For the week of February 14, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

Put bioscience lab in Tampa

The Tampa Tribune

Dr. Stephen Klasko, the senior vice president of the University South Florida Health, says Jackson Laboratory’s current research could transform medical treatment as dramatically as Apple’s MP3 player transformed the music industry.

Delicious, Divine and Healthy (a product of

Denise Edwards a pediatrician at the University of South Florida and the Director of the Healthy Weight Clinic, recommends only a small amount of chocolate – about one ounce.

USF College of Nursing Teams with Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Tampa Bay Business Journal (Madduxx NewsWire, Pulse Blog – Sarasota Herald Tribune, Ethiopian Review, iHealth Plus Blog)

USF Nursing launched the clinical collaborative model in 2001 in partnership with 10 health care hospitals and systems. It provides clinical training preparation of undergraduate…

These tests can save your life

Yahoo! News

Here, we’re actively looking for blood sugar that’s heading toward abnormal—anything above 90 milligrams per deciliter—so we can intervene before you develop full-blown diabetes,” says Pamela W. Smith, MD, a specialist in metabolic medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine

SMFM: Babies Affected by Mom’s Heart Disease

Mepage Today

…pregnant women, according to Valerie E. Whiteman, MD, of the University of South Florida in Tampa

Stem Cell Transplants Help Kidney Damage


The editorial offices for Cell Medicine are at the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, College of Medicine, the University of South Florida…

Jackson Laboratory may make choice in 3 weeks

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Representing Jackson’s scientific partner, the University of South Florida, was Rod Casto, executive director of the USF Research Foundation Inc. and the …

Sarasota Memorial Hospital adds oomph to Sarasota’s bid for Jackson Lab

Sarasota Herald-Tribune‎

The public hospital joined the conversation with Jackson Lab and its academic research partner, the University of South Florida, in mid-January…

CX3CL1 signaling chemical can offer better understanding of Parkinson’s disease ‎(Including more than 18 additional news outlets: Medical News Today, TruthDive, RedOrbit, Newstrack India)

…from the University of South Florida Department Neurosurgery and Brain Repair and the James A. Haley Veterans’ Administration Hospital, Tampa…

National career symposium offers strategic advice to attract, advance women in surgery

The conference is spearheaded by the Tampa-based Women in Surgery (WIS) Initiative founded last year by Sharona Ross, MD, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Florida and general surgeon at Tampa General Hospital

Targeting malaria’s liver stage


Researchers at the University of South Florida and the Massachusetts-based Charles Stark Draper Laboratory have received two Gates Foundation grants…

Milestone reached at TGH

The Tampa Tribune

…Tampa General’s Organ Procurement Organization partner, the Lifelink Foundation, and both private and University of South Florida physicians…

Autism Blog – Prevalence and functioning of children with cerebral palsy in four areas of the United States in 2006: A report from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network « Left Brain/Right Brain

Ibrb – autism news science and opinion

Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd

Amputee golf offers lessons

St. Petersburg Times

Now researchers at the University of South Florida want to help amputees get more out of the game. Scientists at the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences invited a group of amputee golfers to Tampa Palms Country Club on Wednesday to…

Florida hospitals see rise in drug-addicted newborns

St. Petersburg Times

“My guess is that the actual number of babies born exposed to drugs is even higher,” said Dr. Terri Ashmeade, medical director of Tampa General Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Florida

USF Research Finds Drug Assists Parkinson’s Patients

Lakeland Ledger

That’s according to an international study, led by the University of South Florida, whose results were published online late last week in the journal Lancet Neurology and should be of interest to Parkinson’s patients. USF says the findings suggest…

Tracking Prescription Narcotics: Hands Off Drug Database

Lakeland Ledger

Dr. Rafael Miguel, a Sarasota pain medication specialist and professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, urged local leaders to “direct your lobbyists in Tallahassee to demand that the single most effective tool we have — the …

Jackson Lab expected to make decision in days

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jackson’s partner in the project is the University of South Florida, which has campuses in Tampa and Sarasota…

Tampa Bay Area Hemorrhoid Treatment Center Of Florida Opens For Business, Uses Non Invasive Ultroid Treatment

PR Web

At the helm of the hemorrhoid treatment center is Dr. David H. Shapiro, MD, a Yale-trained veteran of the healthcare system in Florida who currently holds the position of Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine.

Colorful food can prevent cancer: Expert

Deccan Herald‎

Paint your plate like a painter’s palate because colorful food not only lowers cancer risk but also prevents ageing process, Dr Nagi Kumar of H Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine said…

Researchers Work at the Frontiers of Islet Cell Transportation


Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, College of Medicine, the University of South Florida and the Diabetes Research Institute…

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