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USF Health remembers Timothy Ubben, who gave $5 million to fight pulmonary fibrosis

On Monday, Dec. 13, the University of South Florida announced a $5 million gift made by Naples philanthropist Timothy Ubben in November to create the Ubben Family Center […]

USF Health physician-scientist pinpoints genes to predict lung fibrosis outcomes

Dr. Jose Herazo-Maya’s research may help identify new treatments to improve survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and severe COVID-19   Caring for patients struggling to breathe […]

Omicron variant: Keep calm and carry on

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: In the past few weeks much has been made of the SARS-CoV-2 South African (B.1.1.529) variant. Cable news and social media have […]

D-dimer test still helpful to rule out pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A USF Health study finds that a screening test for major blood clots in the lungs, originally validated in seriously ill non-COVID patients, works as well for COVID […]

USF Health a site for clinical trial testing of the Moderna COVID vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years

    Children under 12 years old are currently not eligible for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as one […]

TEDDY study compares characteristics of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before and after age 6

Development of autoimmunity at an early age associated with more aggressive form of the disease in genetically susceptible children, a USF Health-led study suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 21, […]

Pandemic does not stop advancement of Friedreich’s ataxia therapies

This year’s Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA) Scientific Symposium featured some tremendous advances being made toward treatments focused on different targets and stages of FA – a rare, debilitating and […]

America’s Best Is Yet To Come

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: Twenty years ago, I was finishing a meeting in my office at Bellevue Hospital in lower Manhattan when a nurse told me […]

Stronger than ever, medical school celebrates 50th anniversary of charter MD class

In September 1971, the doors of Florida’s newest medical school opened to 24 students, launching an MD program at USF that has since grown to be one of […]

Cancer survivor, grateful patient establishes fund to support colorectal surgery program at USF Health

After receiving a life-changing procedure at USF Health, philanthropist William “Bobby” Jacobsen has honored his doctor Jorge Marcet by creating an endowment for advanced colorectal education and research. […]

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