Top 10 countdowns: Most read and most liked 2014 stories

As we get ready to ring in the New Year, here’s the Top 10 countdowns for 2014.  Our news “hits” lists highlight the most popular stories, both on the USF Health News site and on Facebook.

USF Health News Site: Most Read Stories *

1. Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds

2. Dreams come true at this year’s Match Day

3. USF President names Dr. Charles Lockwood as senior VP for USF Health

4. Nutritional supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, USF researchers find [Video]

5. Local media gets a sneak peek of USF Health’s Pharmacy Plus [Video]

6. Cheers and hugs surround this year’s record number of MD degree graduates

7. Stem cells help repair traumatic brain injury by building a “biobridge,” USF researchers report

8.  A promise of humanism helps medical students transition to third year

9. Friedreich’s ataxia highlighted at USF-FARA scientific symposium [VIDEO]

10. Low doses of psychedelic drug erases conditioned fear in mice

* Based on number of readers. Source: USF Health Information Services

USF Health Facebook Page:  Most Liked  Stories **

1. Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds

2. “Tremendous progress” in race against Friedreich’s ataxia highlighted at USF-FARA scientific symposium

3. Opportunity to transform USF Health, downtown Tampa

4. USF Neurology, home of this region’s ALS Center, takes a united Ice Bucket Challenge

5. Stetson University and USF Health form first-of-a-kind partnership to help veterans

6. Nutritional supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, USF researchers find

7. Medical student earns Bulls game ball for leading national AMA

8. Faced with infertility, a couple turns to USF Health IVF for a successful pregnancy

9. White Coat Ceremony marks start of a lifelong journey for new medical students

10. Local media get a sneak peek of USF Health’s Pharmacy Plus

** Based on number of likes.  Source:  USF Health Communications & Marketing