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USF Health in the News: Week of June 10, 2012

June 15, 2012

For the week of June 10, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news in Tampa Bay, across the country and around the world PRINT & ONLINE NEWS Click through the headline to access the story USF heart institute testing innovative treatments The Tampa Tribune – June 10, 2012 USF’s heart institute is focusing on the much-heralded practice of personalized medicine, which is tailoring treatments to meet individual needs and characteristics. Prepping for Performance: The Value of Simulation in Medical Education AAMC Reporter – June 2012 “Simulation occurs whenever […]

USF-Designed “Electronic Stethoscope” Wins Award

May 18, 2012

WUSF News – A pair of University of South Florida researchers has won the third annual Cade Museum Prize for Innovation for a device they’ve developed that uses sound waves from inside a patient’s body to diagnose health problems. Phil Hipol, the engineering director at USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), and Dr. Stuart Hart, professor in USF Health’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, won the prize for their electronic catheter stethoscope, or “eCath.”   Learn more about this story on the WUSF website:  

SPECIAL EDITION – USF Health In the News: Center for Advanced Learning and Medical Simulation

April 3, 2012

USF CAMLS Grand Opening Program on CTTV (City of Tampa Television) CAMLS grand opening on WFTS – ABC Action News USF hopes Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulations will have global reach WTSP 10 News USF says the $38 million Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation is the largest of its kind, with 90,000 square feet under one roof. PRINT AND ONLINE NEWS USF Hopes Surgery Center Will Have Global Reach The Ledger (Featured in more than 81 news outlets including: The Miami Herald, WTSP 10 […]

USF Health in the News: CAMLS

March 26, 2012

BROADCAST NEWS USF’s unique medical training center WTVT- Fox News Tampa Bay “This facility allows training of health-care professionals in a real-life learning lab. Everything looks like what you would see in a state-of-the-art facility,” explains Dr. Deborah Sutherland, CAMLS CEO. USF Health CAMLS Prepares for Launch WUSF USF Health will formally open its new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) facility at the end of March, but reporters were able to get a look inside this week. Drs. Klasko, Sutherland, Armstrong and Haubner discuss CAMLS on WUSF’s […]

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 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, […]

Cracking the code of the common cold

February 25, 2012

Research Day speaker Dr. Stephen Liggett says understanding genomic variation in human rhinoviruses could lead to personalized treatments The keynote speaker for this year’s USF Health Research Day led a team that for the first time mapped out the entire genome of nearly 100 different strains of the common cold virus. The work may provide a powerful tool leading to the first effective treatments for the common cold. “It had never been done,” said Stephen Liggett, MD, professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director […]

Expanded USF Health Research Day showcases scholarly excellence

February 24, 2012

The Marshall Center Ballroom wasn’t big enough to hold the record number of poster presentations, which also lined adjacent rooms. USF Health Research Day 2012 began even earlier than expected, as organizers let presenters set up their posters in the Marshall Center the night before the Feb. 24 event. The reason: to accommodate the record-number of researchers participating this year. A record 340 presenters participated in the 22nd Annual USF Health Research Day, an event that showcases the work of graduate and postgraduate students and residents, and even faculty and staff, from […]

Florida ectopic pregnancy deaths spike, counter to national decline

February 21, 2012

USF public health leader involved in the FDOH investigation comments Florida’s rate of ectopic pregnancy deaths jumped in 2009-10 – an increase that may be associated with delays in obtaining care and illicit drug use, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The state’s rise in ectopic pregnancy deaths, published in the CDC’s Feb. 17 issue of Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, runs counter to the national trend of steadily declining deaths. “It was surprising,” said one of the report’s co-authors Dr. William Sappenfield, […]

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