USF Health In the News – for the week of February 20, 2012

For the week of February 20, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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Dr. Jamie Winderbaum Fernandez discusses post-partum depression on Fox 13


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Senate approves split

Tampa Bay Times

Instead of losing $78 million in funding, USF’s Tampa campus budget would be cut $45 million, with its other campuses each taking cuts of about $1 million to $2 million. And instead of losing $6 million for its pharmacy program, USF will receive $3 million.


Senate restores some of money cut to USF

Tampa Tribune

In addition, the new university plan would cost USF millions. It transfers USF Polytechnic’s funding to the new school, taking away $6 million that had been going to USF’s College of Pharmacy in Tampa.


Senate restores $47 million in funding for USF
The Ledger (Blog)

One amendment increased USF’s funding by $3 million to cover the cost of a pharmacy program, originally slated for the USF Polytechnic campus in Lakeland, that will remain in Tampa.


Health board has eye on grant money
The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough’s existing plan could serve as a model for the nation because it reaches a severely underinsured population, said John Curran, advisory board chairman and associate vice president at University of South Florida Health.

Florida has a steep deficit of registered nurses
The Bradenton Herald
The University of South Florida’s College of Nursing in Tampa has established an intensive training experience for its student nurses with several hospitals, including Sarasota Memorial.

Smoking Cessation Drug Improves Patients’ Walking Ability Drug Discovery & Development
Drug Discovery & Development
“This is the first clinical trial in patients with ataxia showing that nicotinic acetycholine agonists improve symptoms associated with the ability to stand straight and walk,” says Theresa Zesiewicz, MD, professor of neurology and director of the USF Ataxia Research Center. Study co-author Lynn Wecker, PhD, a research professor at USF Health, is investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of varenicline and other nicotinic agonists.


Allscripts and MyCareTeam Launch Integrated Diabetes Management Solution
The Bradenton Herald (Featured in more than 602 news outlets including: The Sacramento Bee, KWTV-DT, WFFF-TV and WXOW)
UMass Memorial Health Care, the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was the first hospital to use the integrated system, and a second implementation is now underway at University of South Florida (USF) Diabetes Center in Tampa.


Doctors search for reason for ectopic pregnancy spike
Tampa Bay Times
“We were not expecting mortality from ectopic pregnancy to go up,” said Dr. William Sappenfield, director of the USF Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, and co-author of the report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tobacco Smoke has the Power to Change
“IKBKE is a newly identified oconogene, a gene linked to cancer,” said study lead author Jin Q. Cheng, Ph.D., M.D., professor of oncology at the University of South Florida.

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