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USF Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence Given Award

March 5, 2012

The USF Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence was honored on Feb. 11 in Orlando as “awesome warriors in the fight against Huntington’s Disease” by the Central Florida Affiliate of the HDSA. Plaques commemorating the honor were given to each of the members of the HDSA CoE at USF, including Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, director of the Center; Dr. Cynthia Cimino, neuropsychologist; Kelly Elliott, Nurse Coordinator; Nancy Braswell, social worker; and Dr. Tom Mueller, Medical Geneticist. From left, Kelly Elliott, J. Sanchez-Ramos, Cynthia Cimino, Nancy Braswell (not pictured […]

Building a better practice plan

February 27, 2012

The USF Physicians Group is the only academic medical center on the west coast of Florida. So when the opportunity to lead USF’s practice plan came up, Jeff Lowenkron, MD, jumped at it. After working for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group of 1,000 physicians, he considered it a wonderful challenge to help the USF group of more than 400 physicians to function more like an integrated multi-specialty group. Dr. Jeff Lowenkron is the new CEO of the USF Physicians Group. What intrigued him more was the chance to help drive […]

USF Research Day is bigger than ever

February 16, 2012

Reminder: USF Health Research Day is Feb. 24. This event just keeps on growing.  While last year’s event set new records, this year’s breaks them again.  More details follow, but highlights include: • The venue was a huge hit last year, so the location remains at the Marshall Center. • A dedicated shuttle running between USF Health and the Marshall Center. • A record-number of poster presentations (340 vs. 260 last year). • A record-number of undergraduates presenting (29 vs. 22). • First year for presentations from the new College of Pharmacy students. • Ten selected […]

Secretary Sebelius visits CAMLS to talk about healthcare reform

February 2, 2012

Tampa, FL (Feb. 2, 2012) — USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation doesn’t officially open until Monday. But on Thursday, USF Health hosted its first public event at CAMLS: a visit from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in Tampa to tout the benefits of the federal Affordable Care Act.  She was welcomed by USF President Judy Genshaft and City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “This is an amazing university, and this facility will be on the map across the country and across the world,” […]

Dr. Brownlee named medical director of Monsour Executive Wellness Center

January 31, 2012

The rapid success of the 21-month-old Monsour Executive Wellness Center at USF Health has resulted in the need for a full-time physician director to help propel and shepherd the Center in its next growth phase. H. James Brownlee, Jr., MD, has been named medical director of the Center, one of the fastest growing differentiated programs at USF Health. He joins the Center after retiring as chair of the USF Department of Family Medicine. The expansion of the Center – now with four faculty physicians – is in keeping of its […]

AAMC president: Think differently about medical school excellence

January 19, 2012

To watch Dr. Darrell Kirch’s keynote presentation, click here. To download presentation (130 MB), right click on the folowing link and then select Save As. Medical schools need to think differently about what excellence means if they are to lead the way towards reforming healthcare, says the leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges. “One thing that holds us back … We have fallen into a trap, in academic medicine and nationally, about how we judge excellence, said Dr. Darrell Kirch, president and CEO of the AAMC, at […]

AAMC president speaks Jan. 18 on transforming health through excellence in academic medicine

January 16, 2012

Dr. Darrell Kirch’s keynote lecture, 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, is hosted by USF Health TAMPA, FL (Jan. 16, 2012) – Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will deliver a keynote lecture this Wednesday evening, Jan. 18, at USF Health. Dr. Kirch will describe the future academic medical professionals should work towards, as well as the many ways the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is demonstrating excellence in order to reach this desired state. “Let us judge our success not by rankings, […]

USF Health leaders among 2012 Tampa Bay business people to watch

January 6, 2012

    Dr. Stephen Klasko, left,  and Dr. John Armstrong made the cut. Two USF Health leaders made the The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s list of 25 Tampa Bay area business people to watch in 2012. Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, and Dr. John Armstrong, medical director of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation were among those selected by the journal’s editorial team. Dr. Klasko was also recently recognized as one of the “10 most intriguing people […]

New faculty help expand Nursing simulation education

January 4, 2012

The USF College of Nursing’s recent expansion in simulation education took another leap forward with the addition of several new faculty leaders. Marisa Belote joined the College as director of Center for Virtual Simulation and Clinical Education (VSCE), Erik Rauch is director of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration and responsible for nurse anesthesia simulation, Alicia Rossiter is coordinator of Graduate Simulation, and Brittny Chabalowski is coordinator of Undergraduate Simulation, as well as director for the College’s Upper Division and Second Degree Nursing Programs. The College’s expansion is also in tandem with […]

State maternal-child health epidemiologist to lead Community & Family Health, Chiles Center

December 22, 2011

Tampa, FL (Dec. 27, 2011) — A nationally recognized maternal and child health epidemiologist has joined USF Health as chair of the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health and director of the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, brings nearly 27 years experience in maternal and child health (MCH) epidemiological research and practice at the national, state and local levels. Dr. Sappenfield joins the University of South Florida from the Florida Department of Health, where for six years […]

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