Archive for the International Health Category

USF Health physicians win 2011 Health Care Hero awards

October 14, 2011

Two USF Health physicians – Dr. Charles E. Cox and Dr. John T. Sinnott — are among the winners of the 2011 Healthcare Heroes Awards bestowed Oct. 13 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Now in its eighth year, the program honors practitioners, professionals and volunteers in 10 categories, representing a wide range of disciplines, institutions and locales across the Tampa Bay area.     The awards recognize USF Health’s Dr. Charles Cox, left, and Dr. John Sinnott as Tampa Bay leaders in health care. Dr. Cox, professor of surgery at […]

IHSC volunteers return from Panama service project

June 1, 2011

USF students from the International Health Services Collaborative (IHSC) recently returned from an intensive weeklong service project in the community of Villas del Carmen, Panama. The IHSC team of 21 students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences worked together to develop sustainable health projects in underserved communities of Panama. In order to improve the sustainability of the project, the IHSC partnered with the Panamanian Ministry of Health. Dr. Aleyda Tejeira and Dr. Angel Alonzo, the Regional Directors of […]

USF hopes to partner with China in seeking solutions to Alzheimer’s

April 5, 2011

At a signing ceremony April 1, Chinese health officials and leaders of USF Health and its Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute announced their intentions to forge collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease education and clinical research. The ceremony culminated a three-day visit to USF by the six-member Chinese delegation representing the Tianjin Public Health Bureau; the Tianjin Huanhu Hospital Neurological and Neurosurgical Disease Center and its Department of Neurology; and the Tianjin Infectious Disease Hospital. L to R:  USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klakso shakes hands with Dr. Changhong Shen, associate director of the Tianjin […]

Clinical Observership Program hosts S. Korean medical students

February 18, 2010

International exchange exposes students to American medicine Dr. John Sinnott oversees as one of the students practices an ear exam. Seven medical students from Yeungnam University College of Medicine in Daegu, South Korea, learned how American medical students prepare for their profession when they participated in the Stephen Klasko Clinical Observership Program Jan. 4 to 19. The USF College of Medicine Office of International Affairs hosted the students for the two-week clinical rotation exchange program. The program was co-directed by Dr. John Sinnott, associate dean of COM international affairs and […]

Inaugural Hospital Administrators Training Program welcomes Chinese officials

February 18, 2010

The USF College of Medicine Office of International Affairs hosted 18 hospital administrators from Gansu, China, for its inaugural Hospital Administrator Training Program Jan. 19 to Feb. 5. The trainees included vice presidents, department chiefs and division directors from hospitals affiliated with Lanzhou University and the Gansu Provincial Health Department in northwestern China. Lanzhou University is ranked among the top 13 universities in China. Co-directed by Dr. John Sinnott and Dr. Lynette Menezes and coordinated by Kristy Andre, the three-week training program covered a variety of hospital management topics as […]