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NIH hypertension study makes a stronger case for aiming for even lower blood pressure

A national clinical trial was halted when it became evident that more intensive management of high blood pressure for certain people improved survival and incidence of heart attacks, […]

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New center offers hope to women who’ve experienced pregnancy loss

Treatment at the USF Health Center builds on leading translational research by Dr. Lockwood’s laboratory team By Saundra Amrhein The photographs arrive year after year: cherubic-faced babies, teetering […]


USF-led study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially

Findings may lead to new treatment to curb threat of drug-resistant malaria Tampa, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – A University of South Florida professor and his team of researchers […]

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Dr. Kathryn Hall elected first woman president of Florida facial plastic surgery society

USF surgeon Kathryn L. Hall, MD, was recently named president of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, taking the helm as the first woman president […]

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Dr. William Sappenfield adds HRSA Director’s Award to list of recognitions

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. William Sappenfield never entered traditional medical practice. While finishing his residency, he decided he wanted to enter academics, instead. Following the advice of his […]


Integrated team of USF pediatric specialists gives family a medical home

Faced with an unknown condition that was leaving their newborn twin babies unable to breathe on their own, a family turns to USF Health, because “we needed help from top experts […]


25th USF Health Research Day: A celebration of research and collaboration

The hubbub started early Feb. 20 as young scientists filled the Marshall Center Ballroom to post their research posters. It was Tampa’s coldest morning so far, and veteran […]


Board of Governors approves request to build new USF medical school in downtown Tampa

Proposal now advances to Florida Legislature and Governor Tampa, FL (Feb. 19, 2015) — The Florida Board of Governors today approved the request by the University of South […]

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Motorcycle ride to benefit USF Parkinson’s disease center

The fundraiser teams patient with USF neurologist who studies new treatments for the neurodegenerative disease Tampa, FL (Feb. 18, 2015) – The first time his right arm froze […]


Join the 25th celebration of USF Health Research Day this Friday, Feb. 20

For 25 years, the USF Health Research Day has provided emerging scientists with a venue for presenting their research to peers and judges and showcasing to the broader […]


USF Health ALS Clinic named a Center of Excellence

The USF Health ALS Clinic was named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association Feb. 2, further validating the Clinic team’s multidisciplinary approach for treating […]


USF Health focuses on women and heart disease, launches new program

Katie Pemble was trim, did not smoke and lived what she considered a healthy lifestyle. “Do I look like a heart attack waiting to happen?”  Pemble, 50, asked […]


USF medical student featured on Super Bowl Pregame Show, NBC’s “Today” Show

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine student Ed Woodward was featured in segments during Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX pregame show and Saturday morning’s “Today” Show, both on NBC. […]


Florida’s neuromusculoskeletal experts gather at inaugural summit, hosted by USF Physical Therapy

Experts in rehabilitation and neuromusculoskeletal sciences from Florida’s universities gathered for the Inaugural Summit of the USF Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research, held January 16, 2015 at CAMLS in […]

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New compounds more potent in combatting brain-eating amoeba’s fatal infection

Tampa, FL (Jan. 28, 2015) – A University of South Florida Health College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have zeroed in on compounds that […]


The Super Bowl of weight loss: Former NFL players drop pounds, get healthy

By Lisa Greene, Tampa General Hospital News When Rob Taylor was an offensive lineman, he ate everything in sight. Rob Taylor talks about his experience losing weight as […]