USF Health In the News: for the week of March 19, 2012

For the week of March 19, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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Truth Test: Medicare political claims

The goal is to try to contain that rate of increase.” – Dr. Jay Wolfson, Professor, Public Health and Medicine, USF


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With ALS, mentor to USF medical residents is now a patient
Tampa Bay Times
Ten years ago, when Dr. Michael Flannery became director of the internal medicine residency program at the University of South Florida’s medical school, he made a commitment. Each day, he would say a rosary.

Future doctors at USF all hope for perfect match
Tampa Bay Times
One by one, these “Match Day” participants were handed envelopes by Steven Specter, associate dean of student affairs at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine at the Tampa event.

SD researchers hope sage can help fight malaria
New England Cable News (Featured in more than 207 news outlets including: Deseret News, Coshocton Tribune, WFTV and WOKV )
Dixson recruited Dennis Kyle, a University of South Florida professor who specializes in malaria research, to help the Black Hills State team grow the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.


Audiences gently embrace Glen Campbell’s ‘Goodbye Tour’
Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Amanda G. Smith supports the Goodbye Tour.  Smith, the medical director of the University of South Florida Health Alzheimer’s Center, says guitar expertise like Campbell’s is an “overlearned” skill. He can still pick like a man on fire because the “overlearned” is stored in a different part of the brain. In other words, Alzheimer’s hasn’t found it yet.

Immediate skull reconstruction aggravates brain damage in TGI model

The study was published March 16, 2012 in the online journal PloS ONE. While further investigation is needed, the findings have implications for the acute treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), considered the signature wound of soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the study’s principal investigator Cesar Borlongan, PhD, professor and vice chair of research at the USF Health Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair. “Finding a safe and effective cranioplasty regimen will require determining the optimal period of time when we let the brain repair itself and balancing that with when to best introduce a regimen of surgical skull repair and other potential therapies,” said co-author Harry van Loveren, MD, the David W. Cahill endowed professor and chair of the USF Health Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair.


With tai chi, seniors cope with Parkinson’s
Tampa Bay Times
Sponsored by the University of South Florida’s Movement Disorder Center and the National Parkinson Foundation, it is geared to help people with the disease, a disorder of the nervous system that reduces muscular control.

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