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USF STEM Academy students experience “wow factor” at hands-on robotics session

Forehead buried in a surgery console, Savannah Summy, 16, appeared intent on tying a knot in the suture thread using micro-movements of the robotic instruments she controlled remotely. […]

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USF and Clear Health Alliance join forces to offer quality HIV/AIDS care to Medicaid patients

Tampa, FL (August 13, 2013) – Clear Health Alliance, a Medicaid plan with a designated specialty for HIV/AIDS, offered by Simply Healthcare Plans, has partnered with the USF […]

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Public Health’s summer commencement features oldest grad, first DrPH degree

Hot temperatures and fewer graduates tend to make summer commencements a little subdued. But, not at the USF College of Public Health. This summer’s class of 164 undergraduate, master’s […]

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New MD, DPT students welcomed

With diverse backgrounds and experiences, they look forward to beginning the journey toward their advanced healthcare professions together More than 200 strong, they nearly filled the LVHN Auditorium […]

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USF Health students help author new book on Parkinson’s disease

Two USF Health students were major contributing authors to a new book providing a comprehensive description of current treatment options for Parkinson’s disease. Madeline Snyder, a third-year medical […]

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USF Nursing receives NIH award to study HIV prevention in college-aged black women [VIDEO]

Tampa, FL (July 30, 2013) – The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) awarded $267,732 to the University of South Florida College of Nursing to study ways to […]

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USF President Judy Genshaft names Interim Health Leadership

Harry van Loveren, MD, chair of the Morsani College of Medicine Neurosurgery Department, and Donna Petersen, ScD, dean of the College of Public Health, have been selected as […]

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USF-led study suggests some patients with chronic fatigue-like illness may benefit from anti-herpesvirus drug treatment

Tampa, FL (July 25, 2013) – Many experts believe that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has several root causes including some viruses. Now, lead scientists Shara Pantry, Maria Medveczky […]

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Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

The USF researchers unexpected finding has implications for treatment of PTSD and related disorders Low doses of a psychedelic drug erased the conditioned fear response in mice, suggesting […]

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New Physician Assistant program director aims for 2015 start for students

Twenty-four students by summer 2015. That’s the first target for David Kotun, PA-C, EdD. Second and third marks for the founding director of USF’s Physician Assistant (PA) degree […]

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USF Nursing investigates whether improving sleep reduces heart disease risk in caregivers [VIDEO]

The NIA-funded study focuses on those who care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at home Tampa, FL (July 9, 2013) – The University of South Florida […]

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New USF Tillman Scholars want to pursue careers in medicine to help other veterans

Three University of South Florida students recently named 2013-14 Tillman Military Scholars all  aspire to become physicians and were selected for their service, leadership and academic excellence. Richard […]

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USF gets $1 M federal grant to increase enrollment and renewal outreach in Florida Kidcare

July 2, 2013 –  The Florida Covering Kids & Families (FL-CKF) program at the University of South Florida’s Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, was awarded a […]

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USF prosthetic research with wounded warriors may also benefit civilian amputees [VIDEO]

The Department of Defense study is testing how well multifunctional prosthetic feet work for rigorous, agile maneuvers soldiers must perform on the battlefield Whenever he leaves for the […]

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USF study links cardiac hormone-related inflammatory pathway with tumor growth

Tampa, FL (June 28, 2013) – A cardiac hormone signaling receptor abundantly expressed both in inflamed tissues and cancers appears to recruit stem cells that form the blood […]

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First graduates from health sciences charter school earn their white coats

Families filled the USF College of Public Health auditorium earlier this month, eager to see their second-graders walk across the stage to receive their first white coat as […]