USF Health In the News – for the week of October 24, 2011

For the week of October 24, 2011 – 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. Gabriel Alejandro De Erausquin discusses brain testing criminals on WFLA


Dr. Martha Coulter talks about The Harrell Center on ABC Action News Positively Tampa Bay

Dr. John McCormick discusses the HPV vaccine for boys on Fox 13


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From “House” to Heart: Teleos Leadership Institute Innovates with University of South Florida College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network to Create a New Program for Medical Students
The Miami Herald (Featured in more than 150 news outlets including: MarketWatch, EIN News, PR Newswire, KMPH FOX 26)
SELECT is a joint venture between USF College of Medicine in Tampa, FL, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA and Teleos Leadership Institute in Philadelphia, PA…


CDC Extends HPV Vaccine Recommendation to Young Boys

Yahoo! News (

“Vaccination is perhaps the greatest invention of medicine,” said Dr. John Sinnott, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida. “


Brian-testing technique on trial in court

The Tampa Tribune
…”The purpose of any test in courts is making an association, and in that sense this technique is useless,” says Gabriel Alejandro De Erausquin, a professor of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry at the University Of South Florida


Dormant malaria parasites in red blood cells may contribute to treatment failure

e! Science News (,, Bio-Medicine, Health Canal, Science Daily, E Bio News, Infection Control Today, MediLexicon)

“Our study was able to induce the same dormant stage in vivo – in a rodent Malaria model – that was previously seen only in the test tube,” said principal investigator Dennis Kyle, PhD, distinguished university health professor at the USF College of Public Health.


Too many babies suffering drug withdrawal

The St. Petersburg Times

Catherine Lynch, M.D., left, is associate vice president for Women’s Health, professor and director of General Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USF College of Medicine. Ellen Daley, Ph.D., MPH, right, is associate professor at the USF College of Public Health and program director for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health.


Driver’s seizure history could lead to charges in fatal Tampa crash

St. Petersburg Times

“If you know you have a problem that could reoccur, then you’re knowingly placing people at risk,” said Wolfson, who teaches at Stetson College of Law and the University of South Florida.


Tampa VA lost private medical photos of breast cancer patients

An incredible invasion of privacy says Jay Wolfson, a medical privacy expert at USF.  “It needs to be used and managed in a way that guarantees to the highest possible possibility that it’s not going to be lost and stolen,” Wolfson says.


Tucker McCarty remembered at USF pharmacy celebration


Tucker McCarty, 21, lost his life in an accident in Fort White just two days after interviewing at USF, Dr. Kevin Sneed, founding dean of the USF College of Pharmacy, told a gathering which included McCarty’s parent, Delaine and Obie McCarty.


Social media used to support safer sex for USF study

The Miami Herald

Buhi, an assistant professor in USF’s College of Public Health, has spent his research career studying the sexual health and behavior of young people, focusing largely on the Internet and the threats it may, or may not, pose.



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