Archive for the National Prominence Category

USF Nursing advances to top-25 ranking in NIH research funding

February 27, 2012

With strategic leadership, the college attained its ambitious five-year goal in two Tampa, FL (Feb. 27, 2012) — The University of South Florida College of Nursing has joined the ranks of the top 25 nursing schools nationwide receiving National Institutes of Health research funding. There are more than 600 colleges of nursing nationwide. The college attracted a record $1.99 million from NIH in 2011* — a 16-percent jump from the $1.71 million received in 2010. That increase propelled USF to a 25th place ranking on the NIH nursing school list, […]

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. Klasko goes to Washington

January 25, 2012

Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, was among the guests at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address the evening of Jan. 24, 2012. In the U.S. Capitol at  the invitation of  First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, Dr. Klasko was sitting just a few rows from the First Lady for the annual State of the Union address. Earlier this month, Dr. Klasko met the First Lady in Richmond, VA, where she announced an initiative of the country’s top medical schools, […]

USF Diabetes Center clinical director joins ADA Board of Directors

January 23, 2012

Alexandria, VA (Jan. 18, 2012) – The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Henry Rodriguez, MD, clinical director of the USF Diabetes Center in Tampa, FL, has been named to its Board of Directors. Dr. Rodriguez is Professor of Pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He is leading the expansion of the USF Diabetes Center’s clinical and educational programs and initiatives in clinical and translational research. Dr. […]

USF joins forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to combat PTSD and TBI

January 11, 2012

First Lady mentions USF as example of universities stepping up to care for veterans and their families Tampa, FL (Jan. 11, 2012) — Today, as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) committed to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service. Recognizing […]

Outreach to uninsured kids earns Jodi Ray national recognition

January 3, 2012

USF’s Jodi Ray’s tireless efforts to reduce the number of uninsured children have earned her recognition from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), earning the honor Excellence in Children’s Health Outreach and Enrollment (ECHOE). Ray is project director of Florida Covering Kids and Families, part of the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, which is operated through the USF College of Public Health. Ray was recognized by CMS – along with nine other organizations and individuals – for her outstanding efforts to identify and enroll eligible children […]

Cardiovascular researcher named chair of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

December 5, 2011

Tampa, FL (Dec. 5, 2011) — Physician-scientist Sarah Yuan, MD, PhD, a nationally recognized leader in translational cardiovascular research, has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at USF Health. Dr. Yuan recently joined the University of South Florida from the University of California Davis Medical Center, where she was the Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor of Surgery and Director of Research. Known for innovative research in cardiovascular disease and health, Dr. Yuan’s work moves laboratory findings toward applications in patient care. She has an extensive track […]

American Public Health Association elects Dr. Adewale Troutman president-elect

November 16, 2011

USF’s Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH, has been elected president-elect of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Troutman, who joined USF last fall, will serve this post until Nov. 2014, when he will become president of the organization for a three-year term. He is professor in USF’s Department of Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health and directs the Public Health Practice and Leadership, the Center for Leadership in Public Health, and the Public Health Practice Masters of Public Health program. “In his role of president-elect and […]

USF Health opens new family-centered Diabetes Center

November 14, 2011

Day-long celebration includes announcement of two new multimillion grants for diabetes research To cheers, applause and the snip of scissors across green satin ribbon, USF’s long-standing diabetes program ceremoniously opened its new facility Nov. 14 – World Diabetes Day – on the fifth floor of the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare. Families coping with diabetes, community supporters, elected officials, local media, physicians, researchers and support staff crowded into the new Center’s lobby in the morning, craning to see for themselves the opening of a comprehensive center that […]

Training medics to save lives in combat

November 10, 2011

USF Health will investigate how best to train combat medics to help save soldiers’ lives as part of a university consortium that has received a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. The new USF Health Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation, or CAMLS, will receive at least $750,000 over at least two years. This is the first grant that the CAMLS Tampa Bay Research and Innovation Center has received. USF’s part of the grant will be conducted at CAMLS. “This grant is a milestone for USF Health,” […]

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