USF Health In the News – for the week of June 13, 2011

For the week of June 13, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world
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A City Tries to Slim Down

The New York Times (The Lakeland Ledger, Top News United States, Rocket News)

“It turns my stomach, the push for using food stamps for fast-food purchase,” said Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the public health practice at the University of South Florida…

Louisville’s new health director to focus on care disparities, healthy lifestyles

The Desert Sun (The Jackson Sun, The Courier-Journal)

Department of Public Health & Wellness in mid-July, succeeding Dr. Adewale Troutman, who left in November for a job at the University of South Florida‘s College of Public Health

Developing Physician Leaders

Health Leaders Media

Yet the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network are enthralled with the possibilities: The partnership could be pioneering…

Confused by sunscreen claims? There’s help on the way

The St. Petersburg Times (Bay News 9)

“It’s long overdue,” said Dr. Neil Fenske, chair of the department of dermatology at the University of South Florida, of the new regulations. “This is very good

How To Stay Safe In The Sun

Additionally, we talked to Neil Fenske, a physician and Chief of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of South Florida. He confirmed that he is seeing younger women with more lesions than he had in the early days of his practice


10 relationship lessons father learned from daughter

The St. Petersburg Times

Peter A. Gorski, M.D., M.P.A., is a child development expert at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, a pediatrician and a professor of pediatrics, public health and psychiatry at the University of South Florida.

Size of key brain region linked to size of your social network

Heartland News

The amygdala has also been shown to be involved with fear, emotion and even seizures, said Paul Sanberg, director of the University of South Florida Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair in Tampa.

Study Results from University of South Florida College of Medicine in the Area of Asthma Published

News RX

Other experimental IT approaches are at the preclinical research stage and may proceed to clinical trials and the clinic within the next five to ten years,” wrote S.S. Mohapatra and colleagues, University of South Florida College of Medicine.

For stroke victims, intense therapy provides long-term gains, study shows

The St. Petersburg Times

Dr. David Decker, a stroke specialist with the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, said he sees many patients who do well if they continue their rehab

Prostate cancer drug’s painful price

My Fox Tampa Bay

That’s a big piece of the future of medicine,” says Jay Wolfson, professor at USF’s College of Public Health and Medicine. Wolfson is also the Director of the Suncoast Center

Continued Progress

Gulf Coast Business Review

…downtown significantly. There s more to come, with the construction of USF s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning now under way. Three past…


Lab leaves, taking jobs with it

St. Petersburg Times

It partnered with the University of South Florida on a plan and in 2010 persuaded the Legislature to set aside $50 million to start the project in Collier County. Then this past fall, amid the election’s tea party fervor, the community balked at coming

Former Miss America Nicole Johnson champion for diabetes awareness

Villages Daily Sun‎

Johnson is working on her doctorate in public health at the University of South Florida. But her connection with USF Health goes much deeper than that. She’s also part of The Villages-USF Health partnership that is seeking to make The Villages

Jay Beeber: Folk Hero Stops L.A.’s Red Light Cameras

LA Weekly

One expert Beeber contacted, Dr. Barbara Langland-Orban of the University of South Florida, found in a 2008 study that red-light cameras increase accidents because drivers see the camera and slam on their brakes. Langland-Orban says, “Jay has worked

MKM Partners Hires Biotechnology/Specialty Pharmaceuticals Analyst

The Sun Herald (The Centre Daily Times, The Bradenton Herald, The Sacramento Bee, Genetic Engineering News, The Digital Journal,, PR Newswire, SYS-CON Media)

Dr. LeCroy holds an MBA from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management, an MD from University of South Florida College of Medicine…


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