USF Health In the News – for the week of January 9, 2012

For the week of January 9, 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


Synthetic drugs concern law enforcement, medical experts
WTSP 10 News

Dr. Glenn Whelan discusses synthetic marijuana with 10 News reporter Ashley Porter

I-Team: Patients sign away right to jury trial in malpractice cases
ABC Action News
professor and health law expert Dr. Jay Wolfson says he’s seen no evidence arbitration favors one side over the other.


Testing your fertility IQ
Celso Silva, MD, Director Center for Fertility Preservation USF College of medicine, explains how studies can help kill some of those myths, “I think we have no data to demonstrate that.”

Defining factors for infertility
I think we have absolutely no data to demonstrate that,” said Dr. Celso Silva, director of the Center for Fertility Preservation, University of South Florida College of Medicine.


New treatment making life easier for OCD patients
Eric Storch, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University Of South Florida, explains the procedure that helps the patients, “That’s one of the exciting parts of this. Is that, can we enhance the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, with a very safe antibiotic.”

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First Lady: More Research on Veterans Medical Care
NPR (via The Associated Press) ***also featured in over 1.76 million news outlets including: ABC News, The Boston Globe, The Guardian and Newsday)
And the University of South Florida is working with the VA and Department of Defense to create a Center for Veterans Reintegration — a research, treatment and education center for veterans and families.

First Lady gives shout-out to USF medical school

Tampa Bay Times

Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF Morsani College of Medicine, said the praise was especially “cool” considering the First Lady’s audience of about 80 medical school deans, including Harvard’s.


130 Medical Schools Join Forces With Military

The University of South Florida where they are working with the Department of Defense and the VA to create a first-of-its-kind Center for Veterans Reintegration, which will mean a single, cohesive research, treatment, and education facility for veterans and families.


Downtown surgery center heralds high-tech job growth
The Tampa Tribune
“This is the beginning of a different model of health care” focused on reducing health care mistakes, which cost taxpayers billions of dollars, said USF Health CEO Stephen Klasko.
Parents say acupuncture has alleviated boy’s ADHD
Tampa Bay Times
“More recently we’ve been using it for attention deficit disorder, allergies and asthma,” said Dr. Laura Weathers, a pediatrician and acupuncture practitioner at USF Health to whom Alex’s mother turned for help.

ACOs: The Latest Experiment in Health Care Delivery
General Surgery News

“This was an unprecedented law in the sense that the legislative body gave enormous power to the executive branch. That’s not the way it usually works,” said John Armstrong, MD, associate professor of surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa, who chairs the ACS political action committee (PAC).


Rays Sam Fuld to host diabetes sports camp at USF
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld, in partnership with the Rays, the University of South Florida Diabetes Center and USF Athletics, and Florida Diabetes Camps will host the Inaugural Sam Fuld Diabetes Sports Camp at USF on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4.

Why Big Business, Obesity And Bad Science Has Helped To Create The Obesity Epidemic
Kamloops Personal Trainer (Blog)
This is a an important view on the root of the prevailing Obesity Epidemic in America by David Diamond, PhD, a brain expert in the Departments of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology of the University of South Florida.


Morsani College of Medicine students raise money by showcasing talents
Morsani College of Medicine students put on a talent show Jan. 7 to raise money for the B.R.I.D.G.E. Healthcare Clinic. It is a student-run free clinic that provides free healthcare the underprivileged area surrounding the University of South Florida.


USF researcher disputes Alzheimer’s as a disease
The Oracle Online
USF has been committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, with millions of dollars given or donated to the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in the past year alone.

Student Health Services offers care to faculty, staff
The Oracle Online

Dr. Diane Straub, associate professor of pediatrics who oversees adolescent health at USF Health, said SHS was able to go forward with this plan because of the empty waiting rooms SHS sees in the morning hours.



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