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USF-led study links high caffeine levels in older adults to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease

June 13, 2012

Tampa, FL (June 5, 2012) – Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult.  A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up.  Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Researchers from the University of South Florida and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

Media highlights DOD funding for USF School of Physical Therapy

January 11, 2012

The Tampa Bay Business Journal recently highlighted the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences for receiving a $1.59 million dollar award for musculoskeletal research. To read more about this media coverage, please click here.      

CAMLS to become job engine, leaders say

January 9, 2012

USF Health’s new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation is a showcase for creating the valuable high-wage jobs that Tampa Bay needs, said U.S. Rep Kathy Castor at a press conference Monday. “One of the ways we’re going to create jobs in Tampa during the coming years is by becoming one of the premier health innovation capitals in the United States,” Rep. Castor said as she stood on the sidewalk in front of CAMLS, with construction hammers pounding behind her. “This is going to build the jobs for the […]

USF Health announces the new Morsani College of Medicine

December 8, 2011

The University of South Florida has renamed its medical college the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in honor of the philanthropic commitment of Frank and Carol Morsani. In total, the Morsanis have given $37 million to USF Health and a total of $43 million to the university. The Morsanis announced a new gift of $20 million to USF Health, the largest individual donation ever received by the university, to reach the total of $37 million. To read more about this historic announcement, please click here: ./?p=23303    

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