USF Health In the News – for the week of February 6, 2012

For the week of February 6, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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Teaching compassion in medicine
“We want to make sure that these students exhibit not only the qualities that will make them outstanding physicians, outstanding clinicians, but also leaders,” explains Dr. Alicia Monroe, Vice Dean of Educational Affairs at USF’s College of Medicine.


Managing weight with medication
WTVT – Fox 13
University of South Florida’s
Dr. Denise Edwards admits she’s not a fan of shots or pills. She believes patients are drawn to them out of frustration.

As Old Man Winter skips Florida, allergies kick in early
WTVT – Fox 13
“It’s already hit. We’re already having a vigorous allergic season,” explained Dr. Richard Lockey of the USF College of Medicine.

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USF’s new downtown Tampa medical simulation center is opening for business
Tampa Bay Times
All this, well before the University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, or CAMLS, even opened its doors.


Rays’ Fuld shows heart as his legend grows

Fox Sports Florida

Late Friday afternoon, dozens upon dozens of parents and children arrived at Fuld’s charter sports camp, conducted in conjunction with Dr. Henry Rodriguez, medical director of the renowned USF Diabetes Center and with the support of USF Athletics and Florida Diabetes Camps run by Gary Cornwell.


‘Super Sam’ empowers youths
The Tampa Tribune
Diabetics who regularly balance their food intake and physical activity can remain at the top of their games, said Henry Rodriguez, medical director for the USF Diabetes Center.

Sam Fuld’s USF Diabetes Camp
Rays Outfielder Sam Fuld teams up with other sports professionals and the University of South Florida to give kids with Type 1 Diabetes and their siblings a chance to get active


Some oxycodone sales are down in Florida, but the street trade still is brisk
Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Rafael Miguel
, a pain physician and professor at the University of South Florida, said there are still enough pill mills to harm pain patients in other ways: They’re soaking up so much oxycodone that they’re making it harder for patients to obtain them legally.


The chocolate cake diet: Can dessert with breakfast really help you lose weight?
Tampa Bay Times
We ran this by Dr. Denise Edwards, director of the Healthy Weight Clinic at the University of South Florida. She said the study made sense because people often fail at very restrictive diets and engage in “emotional eating,” indulging in foods that give you pleasure.

Advances highlighted at local symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease
The Observer News
For example, David Morgan, PhD, chief executive of the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, is to speak during the morning schedule about new research being conducted and its results, including the PET scan that now can detect very early signs and signals, she added.


Florida nursing education programs post big gains
Tampa Bay Business Journal
At University of South Florida , 210 graduates of the bachelor of science in nursing program took the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination in 2011, and 199 of the graduates, or 95 percent of them, passed the exam.


Pollen springs allergy surprise
The Tampa Tribune

“We are seeing this season two weeks early,” said Richard Lockey, director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.

BHSU staff, students study Native medicinal plants to fight disease
Rapid City Journal

Dr. Dennis Kyle, a world-renowned expert on malaria at the University of South Florida’s School of Public Health, assisted the BHSU research team in culturing the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.


Vital Trauma Center Now Open at Blake Medical Center
The Bradenton Times
The unit is connected with four other HCA Hospitals in Florida that are partnered with USF Health, a division of the University of South Florida to create a statewide trauma network to advance the study.



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