Giving - Office of Development and Alumni Relations

USF Women’s Health Collaborative awards four seed grants
July 9, 2020

Though COVID-19 led to the postponement of the 2020 Leading the Way Awards Luncheon, the USF Women’s Health Collaborative still awarded seed grants to four faculty teams, made possible by the generosity of the 2019 event sponsors and attendees. Each year, faculty teams compete for seed grants that support interdisciplinary research to advance women’s health. In the last seven years, […]

Retired psychiatrist leaves largest-ever gift to USF MD scholarships in his estate
May 19, 2020

Retired Tampa psychiatrist Jack F. Ross MD died at the age of 98 last summer, leaving more than $4.1 million to benefit his MD student scholarship. The bequest represents the largest single gift to scholarships in the history of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “This gift will have a tremendous impact on the lives of our medical students,” […]

USF Health physicians celebrated by their patients on National Doctor’s Day
April 7, 2020

More than 1,700 patients sent uplifting notes to their USF Health doctors and staff for National Doctors’ Day on March 30. Now more than ever, the dedication of USF Health physicians, nurses, and other staff is being recognized.  Here are just a few of the uplifting responses we received: “Thank you to all the USF doctors and their medical staff for your perseverance and grit!  You are […]

U.S. Senator Rick Scott donates $35,000 to USF Health’s Pandemic Research & Response Fund, bolstering the fight against COVID-19
April 6, 2020

Tampa, FL (April 6, 2020) – USF Health received a generous boost today to its Pandemic Research & Response Fund with a donation from U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, who donated $35,000 toward USF Health’s effort to fight COVID-19, a pandemic that has affected the lives of millions across the globe. Sen. Scott donated the second quarter of his senate salary […]

Tampa philanthropist, Mary T. Pipino, makes $25,000 gift to USF Health to create Pandemic Research & Response Fund, makes additional $25,000 gift for coronavirus research
April 2, 2020

Updated as of April 9, 2020 Tampa, FL (April 2, 2020) – Tampa philanthropist Mary T. Pipino has made a $25,000 gift to USF Health to support its research efforts and fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has affected the lives of millions. The gift will establish the USF Health Pandemic Research & Response Fund, which will support the immediate […]

USF President Steven Currall shares his vision of innovation in Tampa Bay at USF Health Leadership & Innovation Forum of Tampa affinity group breakfast
March 10, 2020

Last week, University of South Florida President Steven Currall joined members of the Leadership & Innovation Forum of Tampa (LIFT) for their final breakfast meeting of the 2019-2020 year to share his vision for USF and the growing Tampa Bay region. President Currall spoke on how USF will boost the growing and changing economy in Tampa, and Florida as a […]

USF Health in Water Street Donors Celebrated at Beyond Discovery: A Celebration of Giving
March 6, 2020

On February 28, more than 180 USF Health donors gathered at the new building for Morsani College of Medicine, Heart Institute, and soon-to-be Taneja College of Pharmacy for a celebration […]

Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
February 5, 2020

On February 6, 2019, the Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center, located in the USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Health Care, opened its doors to women across the Tampa Bay area who were seeking quality, personalized health care. Local philanthropist Pamela Muma’s $2 million gift in 2017 has been transformational for the women of Tampa Bay. Since opening a […]

The USF Initiative on Microbiomes announces its first faculty research awards
December 6, 2019

Microbiota—communities of bacteria, fungi and other microbes—have the potential to influence virtually every area of health. They create a delicate and mysterious balance between human cells that affects how people age and their response to medical therapies and treatments. The USF Initiative on Microbiomes focuses on transdisciplinary research that brings together the colleges of USF Health, College of Arts and […]

USF Health patient supports heart research in honor of doctor after two cardiac procedures
November 20, 2019

Five years ago, at just 31 years old, new father Kris Wiebeck began experiencing heart rhythm issues known as cardiac arrhythmias. Scared and anxious, Wiebeck turned to a friend and cardiologist who referred him to Dr. Bengt Herweg, a cardiologist and professor in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. At his first appointment with Dr. Herweg, Wiebeck was told […]

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