USF Health benefits from USF’s successful legislative session

June 2, 2014 — USF Health will benefit from the University of South Florida System’s landmark support from state leaders, following Gov. Rick Scott’s signing today of the 2014-15 state budget.

Among the funding support that will advance USF Health initiatives:

–         One of the USF System’s top five legislative priorities this session, the USF Health Heart Institute had $15 million  allocated toward its construction cost.   This $15 million is combined with the nearly $20 million received for the Heart Institute during the previous two legislative sessions.

–         $5 million to be used towards the construction of a new state-of-the-art USF Health Morsani College of Medicine to replace the existing, outdated facility that was constructed in the early 1970s.

–         The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute received $1.25 million in support.

–         Renewed funding renewed funding for the Bitner/Plante Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Initiative of Florida,  providing $1 million to comprehensive ALS clinics across the state, including the USF Health ALS Center.

–       $500,00 in recurring funds for the USF Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research based at the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences.

Read the full news release about USF’s successful legislative session.

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