Making Life Better by Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH

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USF Health makes the world smaller while we make life better

March 19, 2014

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of visiting two universities and the beginnings of a new futuristic city in Ecuador.  Faculty members across […]

New leadership for USF Health

March 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues,   As you may have heard, we have a new leader for USF Health! Last week, President Genshaft announced her choice: Dr. Charles Lockwood will be our new senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. We are delighted and excited that Dr. Lockwood is joining our team in this important leadership […]

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Spreading the word on USF Health: Making Life Better

February 10, 2014

Dear all, I’m delighted at the amount of attention and unwavering support we’ve received lately around the idea of “USF Health: making life better.” […]


Building a community of health in The Villages

February 3, 2014

When you first arrive in The Villages, one of the first things that strikes you is that you see active people everywhere. People are […]


New Year’s resolutions for healthy balance in a busy world

January 24, 2014

Happy New Year! And what a new year it has been already!  Beyond polar vortexes in the Midwest, chemical spills in West Virginia and […]


Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men

December 20, 2013

Yes, I like old movies and traditional holiday music and I am reminded each year that in days past, the typical salutation at this […]

USF College of Nursing PhD graduate to give student address at U

Making Life Better by Enhancing the Workforce

December 13, 2013

This week marks the end of another semester. For 502 students across USF Health, it also marks the end of an educational journey.  On […]


Ring in the holidays with a flu shot

December 9, 2013

The best thing you can do for your health at this time of year is easier than saying no to the Christmas cookies and […]


Dr. Lewis Barness: An example to inspire us

November 22, 2013

The hospital was 20 miles away, and Dr. Lewis Barness had already worked a long day, but he got a call from a colleague. […]


Seeking innovative solutions for our health future

November 15, 2013

Dear USF Health Community, The air is finally cooling down here in west central Florida and that can mean only one thing – the […]

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