USF Health In the News – for the week of March 5, 2012

For the week of March 5, 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


Drs. Todd Wills and David Solomon discuss new strain of flu found in bats on Fox 13


Dr. Kevin Sneed talks about USF pharmacy school’s $6M budget on ABC Action News


Drs. Klasko, Sutherland, Armstrong and Haubner discuss CAMLS on WUSF’s University Beat


Dr. Deborah Sutherland talks about CAMLS on CTTV’s Spotlight Tampa



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Massive medical training facility opens in Florida
Health Imaging
The University of South Florida (USF) has opened a $38 million, 90,000-square-foot center in downtown Tampa for training doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

USF heart institute may get $2 million from Hillsborough
The Tampa Tribune
Dr. Stephen Klasko, chief executive officer of USF Health, also touted the economic development aspects of the project. Klasko, a physician who also has a master’s degree in business administration, said he is passionate about “health care transformation that leads to economic benefits.”

USF pitches for genetic research
The Ledger

By studying large groups of patients, “we can begin to screen and treat people younger and earlier in their disease to try to head off their (disease’s) progression,” said Dr. Les Miller, chair of cardiovascular sciences at USF.

Medicare cracks down on power wheelchair claim fraud, but the bigger danger may be to health
Tampa Bay Times
Dr. William Quillen, who directs the University of South Florida’s school of physical therapy and rehabilitation science, agrees that some people really do need these devices.

What the debate on women’s health is overlooking
And that can cause people to miss the point, said Dr. Catherine Lynch, an ob-gyn and associate vice president for women’s health at University of South Florida’s medical school.  “What I think people are missing in the political debate is the other side of the coin – the health benefits,” said Dr. Hamisu Salihu, a University of South Florida professor.

Making exercise fun and cool for at-risk teen moms
Health Behavior News Service
“Social marketing is the absolute perfect way to get young people to adopt healthy behaviors because it focuses on what young people want, what they need, and what they’re concerned about,” said Carol Bryant, Ph.D., an expert in social marketing from the University of South Florida.

Could retiring doctors leave state in a bind?
The Gainesville Sun
Dr. Robert Brooks, a professor of health policy management at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, has written on the looming shortages in Florida’s physician workforce.

Analysis finds bioavailability of IgG is consistent, regardless of formulation
Pharmaceutical Processing (Featured in more than 67 news outlets including: Yahoo! Finance, WKRN-TV, MedIndia and Clinical Trials News Digest)
“Maintaining a consistent level of IgG in the blood is important for patients with primary immunodeficiencies in order to prevent infections,” said John W. Sleasman, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of South Florida.



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