USF Health In the News – for the week of October 17, 2011

For the week of October 17, 2011 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

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AAN Releases Updated Guideline for Treating Essential Tremor

Innovations report (MediLexicon, BIERMANN MEDIZIN, Medical Xpress, Internal Medicine News, News Medical)

“More and better research is needed since not all people with essential tremor benefit from these drugs,” said lead guideline author Theresa A. Zesiewicz, MD, with the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.


Grandmother’s illness inspired goal to get pharmacy degree

St. Petersburg Times

Phillip Bonet is a doctor of pharmacy candidate at USF. He expects to graduate in 2015. The University of South Florida College of Pharmacy welcomed its inaugural class this year. October is National Pharmacist’s Month, and to celebrate, professors asked students to write essays answering the question, “What brought you to the profession of pharmacy?” The professors chose the winning essay published here.


Food for thought: Vitamins that keep your brain young

“The key is to try to get these nutrients from whole foods whenever possible, because they can act synergistically,” says Paula Bickford, a doctor of pharmacology and professor in the department of neurosurgery and brain repair at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.


USF Offers Free Flu Shots

College of Public Health Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Deanna Wathington says while everyone should get the shot, there’s certain groups that really need it.


National League for Nursing Announces Selections for Faculty Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators

Twenty nurse educators have been selected through a competitive application for the year-long Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators….  …Laura Gonzalez, PhD, ARNP, CNE , University of South Florida, Tampa


Teens’ IQ may fluctuate

Health 24 (Yahoo! News,,, USA Today – Your Life)

The brain is clearly, at least in the teenage years, more plastic and amenable to change,” said Paul Sanberg, distinguished professor of neurosurgery and director of the University of South Florida Center for Aging and Brain Repair in Tampa.



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