USF Health In the News: For the week of November 15, 2010

For the week of November 15, 2010 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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USF/HCA partnership will bring trauma care to under-served areas in Florida

St. Petersburg Times

“We want to be a statewide medical school that’s based in Tampa,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the medical school and chief executive of USF Health.

USF partners with HCA to create Florida trauma care network

Tampa Tribune

“It’s an opportunity to make Floridians safer,” said Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health.

USF and HCA envision trauma network

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

USF Health will partner with HCA in creating a unique statewide network to treat severely injured patients in the so-called “golden hour” after a major accident, crime or disaster.

Hospital Chain and USF team up on Florida trauma center network

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: BLOG

According to Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health, the expertise of trauma physicians at USF will be available to all five HCA hospitals, and USF trauma specialists will staff those outlying centers.

USF Health – HCA detail trauma affiliation

Tampa Bay Business Journal

USF will employ the physicians who staff the trauma centers as part of the USF Physicians Group but their employment will be financed by HCA, said Dr. Stephen Klasko, chief executive of USF Health and dean of the College of Medicine.

Blake to join statewide trauma network

Bradenton Herald

“HCA has a recruiting side and USF has its own network, and by partnering we can take advantage of both networks to get the best people available into the trauma centers,” said Dr. David J. Smith Jr., chair of USF’s department of surgery.

Trauma care closer to home


The agreement between Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and USF’s Health Department will include a centralized data collection network that can be used for trauma research.

University of South Florida to affiliate with HCA for trauma care

Becker’s Hospital Review
USF Health includes University of South Florida’s colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health as well as the USF Physicians Group.

USF helping hospitals expand trauma care

Lakeland Ledger

Now the University of South Florida has announced an agreement to work on improving trauma care with five HCA hospitals in Florida. .

HCA trauma care network to expand in Florida

Health Leaders Media

TRAC’s focus on quality patient care and research will improve trauma care in the state, said Stephen Klasko, MD, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health.

USF to run Orange Park Medical Center’s new trauma program

Florida Times-Union (, TCPalm)

The University of South Florida will run the new trauma center at Orange Park Medical Center as part of a statewide partnership announced this

USF Health plans to work with HCA

Tampa Bay Business Journal

USF Health includes University of South Florida’s colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health, the schools of biomedical sciences and physical

Florida gets and “F” from March of Dimes for high rate of premature births

Orlando Sentinel (Pharmacy

Dr. John Curran, a neonatologist and senior executive associate dean at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, said Florida hasn’t made much progress in decades.

EXIT surgery for newborns

WTVT – Fox 13 News

“in the operating room, Dr. Charles Paidas shows me the tumor, it’s called a cystic hydroma…”

Why mixing alcohol and caffeine is so deadly

Some people have the idea that the caffeine will negate the effect of the alcohol — and that’s simply not true,” said Dr. Glenn Whelan, assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy.

The Gate Keeper

Gulf Coast Business Review

“He has achieved diverse and significant accomplishments … through his creativity, leadership, organization and mentoring skills,” says Leila Martini, assistant director of the University of South Florida Health Education Center. “He promotes a positive can-do attitude, but also stands for what he believes to be right.”

Optimism in the battle against Alzheimer’s

WTVT – Fox 13 (The Street, PharmaLive)

Here in the Bay Area, researchers at the USF Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute reversed the Alzheimer’s and boosted the memory of test mice by injecting a drug already used to boost the immune system of cancer patients.

For back pain, surgery may be a fix


Dr. Juan Uribe, a Tampa neurosurgeon, said most patients he sees come into his clinic demanding surgery before he has even examined them. He tells them surgery isn’t right for everyone. And unlike other interventions, it isn’t reversible.

Tampa General Hospital to open new neonatal care unit soon

Central Florida News 13

In partnership with USF Health, the 82-bed facility focuses on high-tech, family-centered care. Light and noise controls mean the private, high-tech rooms

Bringing science home

My Fox Tampa Bay

… young person with diabetes or another illness to head off to college by themselves. USF is trying to change that. A program called Bringing Science Home is What’s Right with Tampa Bay.

Should stretching be part of my routine?

The Tampa Tribune

and are only effective if done properly. Larry Collins is a physician assistant in the USF Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at USF Health.

$9 million for mental health

Jacksonville Daily Record

Robert Friedman, a professor at the University of South Florida’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute and director of the

Apparent cyanide suicide victim was USF health researcher

The Tampa Tribune (The St. Petersburg Times, 10 Connects, My Fox Tampa Bay, ABC Action News)

Chitra Chauhan, 33, of 5125 Palm Springs Blvd., had worked in the University of South Florida Research Park, an area west of the main campus where security

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