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USF Public Health plays pivotal role in Hillsborough County’s plan to prevent violence

Preliminary analysis of a Hillsborough County youth survey identifies a range of risk factors for violence, but also indicates that schools may be well positioned to help implement […]

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Stephanie Marhefka, USF College of Public Health

Innovative group videoconferencing program may fill gap for HIV-positive women

The University of  South Florida College of Public Health is conducting the HER Study across four Florida counties In February 2009, Stephanie Marhefka, PhD, associate professor at the University of […]

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Tai Chi increases brain size and benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly

The USF-led study suggests non-aerobic exercise and social interaction may reduce dementia risk Tampa, FL (June 19, 2012) — Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University […]

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High blood caffeine levels in older adults linked to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease, USF-UM study reports

  Tampa, FL (June 5, 2012) – Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if […]

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USF Nursing presents research on innovative therapy to USSOCOM Care Coalition

More than 250 business, organization and community leaders, healthcare providers, and special operations leadership attended the annual United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Care Coalition Conference May 29 through June 1 at  MacDill Air […]

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USF team patents spine disc prosthetic device

The USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair was awarded a patent for a spine disc prosthetic device with fusion capability, helping patients with degenerative discs or scoliosis […]

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Don’t make excuses, new advocate for colon cancer screening says

  For reasons not yet understood, African Americans have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer of all ethnic groups in the U.S. Kent Robinson prefers to remember his […]

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USF opens Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research

Aiming to gain a better understanding of human neuromusculoskeletal functions and provide innovative, promising, and non-invasive diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment methods, the USF School of Physical Therapy and […]

Francine Shebell, Dave Morgan, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, CEO for a Day

Caregiver turned “CEO for a Day” goes behind the scenes at Alzheimer’s Institute

Francine Shebell, a retired attorney from St. Petersburg, recently got a glimpse of the inner workings of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, one of the world’s largest […]

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USF’s Nurse Anesthesia program gains national attention with move to CAMLS

Michelle Marciano had acceptance offers from multiple nurse anesthesia programs. And she was seriously considering offers from other schools. But last October, she toured USF’s soon-to-open Center for […]

Amanda Smith, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

USF Health part of national resveratrol study for Alzheimer’s disease

Can a component found in red wine help change the course of Alzheimer’s disease? The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been selected as one of the sites […]

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USF Hyperbaric Lab featured in national video on naval research

The Office of Naval Research recently released a video it produced highlighting the undersea medicine research projects taking place around the country, including the work by a team […]

CAMLS, Surgical Skills Lab, vascular surgery course

CAMLS course offers glimpse of surgical simulation training across all learners

Under the bright lights of the surgical skills laboratory at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), medical students and surgical residents practice together.  […]

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Project World Health works toward sustainable outreach in Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

A few USF Health Morsani College of Medicine students travelled to the Dominican Republic this past spring break – not to work on their tans, but to volunteer […]

Dr. Arthur Labovitz, cardiologist

Aspirin vs. warfarin: USF cardiologist part of landmark heart failure study

USF Health cardiologist Dr. Arthur Labovitz was an investigator and co-author for a landmark clinical trial reported May 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that […]

School of Physical Therapy graduates, May 2012

USF Health Commencement Highlights

USF Health bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students participated in several University of South Florida commencement ceremonies in the newly renovated Sun Dome over the weekend.   Surrounding family friends, faculty and […]