USF Health In the News: for the week of March 12, 2012

For the week of March 12, 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


Dr. Stephen Klasko discusses the new partnership with Florida Hospital on WTVT – FOX 13


USF Health partners with Florida Hospital in four key specialties

Florida Hospital and USF Health have formed a strategic alliance, combining Adventist Health System’s innovative approach to patient-centered care with the University of South Florida’s leading research, to deliver cutting-edge medical therapies in hospital and outpatient settings.

Breast cancer patients needed for MINT
WTSP 10 News
“It’s no harm to them. It can only benefit, maybe not them, but for future patients. It doesn’t take anything extra on their part. We already take that tumor sample and sends it to the company that runs the gene,” USF Clinical Research Coordinator Nicole Howard said.


Red light cameras may get green light
“Tend to brake a lot sooner than they need to, even if they can safely cross the intersection and cars following them that don’t have the same behavior, tend to then run into those cars that are slamming on their brakes,” said John Large, University of South Florida.

Truth Test: 60 Plus Association claims
“It’s true at one level, but the way it is presented implies that it is going to adversely [impact] the care and services that people are going to get today, when in fact, much of the care and services will get today are unnecessary, excessively priced and in some cases dangerous,” says Dr. Jay Wolfson.



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USF Health and Florida Hospital announce new research and patient care collaborations

Tampa Bay Times

Stephen Klasko, an obstetrician who is chief executive officer of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, called the partnership “the longest gestation and longest birth I’ve ever been through.”


USF Health, Florida Hospital partner on four medical specialties
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Patients will have greater access to physicians and scientific discoveries from USF Health, said Dr. Stephen Klasko, chief executive of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.


Adventist partnership raises USF’s medical profile

Tampa Tribune

Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health, said the partnerships defy traditional, political alliances. But USF’s success depends on creative private partnerships and independent ventures, he said.


Florida Hospital invests $14 million in partnership with USF Health

Orlando Business Journal

Florida Hospital and USF Health are forming a partnership in which Florida Hospital will invest $14 million in four key specialty areas to translate medical research into cutting-edge patient treatments in Tampa Bay.


Florida Hospital announces partnership with USF Health

Modern Healthcare

Florida Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System, has partnered with USF Health to offer research-driven treatment programs at four of its Tampa Bay area hospitals.


USF Health + Florida Hospital = 2 providers, 3 counties, 4 specialties


“It’s the best of healthcare from a futuristic, entrepreneurial and academic point of view.” That’s how USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko describes an agreement between his organization and Florida Hospital—an arrangement that puts university medical research into practice in Florida Hospital locations around the Bay area.


‘The health-care solution county’
The Tampa Tribune
Stephen K. Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, sees the project as a major step in making Hillsborough County the “health-care solution county.”

CAMLS by the numbers: USF in downtown Tampa

83 Degrees Media

USF Health’s CAMLS, the new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, plans a grand opening ceremony with academic and community dignitaries on Friday, March 30, in downtown Tampa


CAMLS provides eating space, quenches thirst for knowledge
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The dining facility can accommodate any kind of meal from sandwich lunches to gourmet five-course dinners, said Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CEO of CAMLS.


USF Health opening new high-tech learning center
Florida Courier
The University of South Florida Health’s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a first-of-its-kind center that opens this month, is on a fast track to becoming a national model for transforming the education, training and assessment of health professionals.

USF College of Pharmacy unique from the very start

Student Pharmacist (Magazine) – page 24

The USF College of Pharmacy was established in 2007. Founding Dean Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, set out to build a unique and innovative program.


Family Doctors of Belleview joins forces with Villages Health
The Villages Daily Sun
According to Dr. Kira Zwygart, chair of USF Health’s Department of Family Medicine, “The opportunity for USF Health to help recruit and support primary care doctors in The Villages Health is very exciting.


Red light cameras debated in Hartford
The News-Times
John Large, a University of South Florida School of Public Health professor, spoke about an analysis he and two other academics completed in 2005 that found studies reporting a reduction in accidents due to red light cameras used flawed methodologies and invalid data comparisons to reach their conclusions.


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