USF Health In the News – for the week of January 30, 2012

For the week of January 30, 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


USF’s CAMLS hosts women’s healthcare forum
ABC Action News

“We’re looking at what’s different for caring for women. Then we’re going to simulate that in the virtual patient care center, so people from around the country and even the world, will be able to use best practices in how women are handled,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, USF Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

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Health care law defended
The Tampa Tribune
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Tampa on Thursday, advocating the 2010 law to a health care-industry heavy audience at the University of South Florida’s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.


Rays OF Sam Fuld Hosts Sports Camp for Diabetic Children


The USF Diabetes Center is hosting the inaugural Sam Fuld Diabetes Sports camp Friday night and Saturday at USF’s Tampa campus. Young people with the disease will be coached in a variety of sports, including baseball and softball, football, soccer, basketball, tennis and cheerleading.


USF gets $1.6 million for brain research
Tampa Bay Business Journal

USF plans to work with the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration and private research entities to develop novel studies, ranging from drug discovery and preclinical work to clinical, social and behavioral trials, said Dr. Paul Sanberg, USF senior associate vice president for research and innovation and director of the USF Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair.

USF receives DOD grant for battlefield-related TBU research
The University of South Florida (USF) has received a $1.57 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to conduct translational research on traumatic brain injury and other battlefield related injuries and diseases.


First of its kind head patch monitors brain blood flow and oxygen
Researchers from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the University of North Florida College of Medicine participated in the study, along with several college students who were participating in Mayo Clinic’s Clinical Research Scholar Program (CRISP).


USF wellness center taps Brownlee as medical director

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Dr. James Brownlee was named medical director of the Monsour Executive Wellness Center at USF Health.USF Health Latest from The Business Journals Stephen Klasko: Continues to practice at Tampa hospitalA sneak peak at USF’s next step in medical trainingUniversity of South Florida takes the wraps off CAMLS Follow this company   Brownlee joined the center after retiring as chair of the USF Department of Family Medicine.


Mark Hohmeister: Finally, there is some good news on Alzheimer’s
Tallahassee Democrat
Then I met Dave Morgan, a researcher and CEO of the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.

A closer look at a national Alzheimer’s plan proposal
Naples Daily News
“My promise is that we will have a means to prevent Alzheimer’s by 2020,” says David Morgan, PhD, CEO of the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer Institute. He believes that accomplishing the goal of prevention is more scientifically clear-cut than the goal of effective treatment.

USF offers surgeons a way to study by smartphone
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
At the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation, leading surgeons provide cutting-edge, hands-on training for advanced surgical procedures — robotic, computer-assisted, and image-guided — in a “virtual hospital.”


Surgery for common heart valve condition in elderly is safe, restores longevity

Collaborators on the study were Eric D. Peterson, M.D.; Xia He, M.Sc.; J. Matthew Brennan, M.D.; Sean M. O’Brien, Ph.D.; and Rachel S. Dokholyan, M.P.H., all of the Duke Clinical Research Institute; Jeffrey P. Jacobs, M.D., of The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, All Children’s Hospital, University of South Florida College of Medicine


Tampa Bay senior living community offers new activities for people affected by Parkinson’s disease
PR NewsChannel

This class is underwritten by the University of South Florida’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic and is free to individuals affected by the disorder. Registration is required and interested individuals can call The Bonsai Holistic Spa at 727-518-6008.



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