USF professor of molecular medicine honored with Fleming chair in Alzheimer’s Research

Published on April 4, 2019

Last year, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and Research Center named David E. Kang, PhD, professor of molecular medicine the position of director of the Division of Basic Research in the Morsani College of Medicine. He will also hold the Mary F. and Louis E. Fleming Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research. Dr. Kang will lead day-to-day [...]

USF Health Celebrates Generosity of Scholarship Donors at Annual ELEVATE Event

Published on March 20, 2019

On March 12, USF Health held its annual scholarship donor appreciation event, ELEVATE, at the Florida Aquarium. The 160 guests included scholarship donors, scholarship recipients and leaders from across USF Health’s four colleges – the Morsani College of Medicine and its School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and [...]

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Receives Gift Of Tree Of Hippocrates Sapling

Published on February 6, 2019

Hippocrates, a Greek physician born around 460 BC on the island of Kos, is recognized for being the “father of modern medicine.” According to legend, Hippocrates would mentor medical students underneath the shade of an Oriental plane tree on the island, known today as the Tree of Hippocrates. The professional standards he established for medical [...]

Giallourakis to lead USF Health Development, Alumni Relations

Published on January 11, 2019

USF Health and the University of South Florida Foundation proudly announce the appointment of Arty Giallourakis as its associate vice president for development and alumni relations at USF Health. A veteran fundraiser, Giallourakis is charged with leading advancement programs across USF Health, overseeing its development and alumni relations team and serving as a senior member of [...]

Faculty endowment helps recruit nationally renowned surgeon to Tampa

Published on December 17, 2018

In 2017, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine recruited nationally renowned surgeon and one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Paul C. Kuo, MD, as the new chair of the Department of Surgery. He was also named the Richard G. Connar Endowed Chair in Surgery. Dr. Kuo joined USF from the Loyola Medical Center [...]

Holiday Health Myths

Published on December 13, 2018

‘Tis the season for cooler weather and holiday celebrations! Before you make merry, we checked out a few common holiday myths: Eating too much sugar makes kids hyper [DEBUNKED, JAMA 1995] Contrary to popular belief, this holiday myth has been proven false by many studies over the last few decades. Many parents already have the perception [...]

Anthony Gagliardi Foundation donates $15,000 to Clostridium difficile research at USF Health

Published on October 26, 2018

The Anthony Gagliardi Memorial Foundation recently presented a $15,000 gift to support Clostridium difficile research at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Medicine. “Our family sees a need to help support research to wipe out this terrible bacterium that is impacting many of our seniors in hospitals, rehabs and nursing homes,” said [...]

USF Health lactation room named for first chair of pediatrics

Published on August 7, 2018

A group of donors united to name the USF Health lactation room in honor of the late Lewis A. Barness MD, founding chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. A dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the naming of the Lewis A. Barness MD Lactation Room in June. [...]

Anonymous donor extends father’s legacy through estate gift to USF Health

Published on June 11, 2018

“My father was the last person who ever wanted recognition. He was a very modest, humble man…very accomplished.” One could easily say the same for Calla*, who recently chose to honor her father’s legacy by making an anonymous estate gift to USF Health valued at more than $1 million. The anonymous donor adored her father, [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning honors Betty Castor as community hero

Published on May 16, 2018

The Tampa Bay Lightning named former USF president Betty Castor as its 49th Lightning Community Hero of the season on Saturday night. The award comes with a $50,000 donation on Castor’s behalf to the causes of her choice. Castor has selected USF Health to receive $30,000 of the funds: $15,000 to the USF College of [...]

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