USF Health In the News – for the week of May 21, 2012

For the week of May 21, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news across the country and around the world

You can access recent television news stories about USF Health here: Media Clips Gallery


Florida plastic surgeon sues his internet critics
ABC Action News
We asked Jay Wolfson of the University of South Florida’s Health department, who is a doctor and a lawyer, if these internet posters should be nervous.

Sickle Cell Trait


USF Health has launched a new website created with funding from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee to educate coaches, healthcare professionals, parents, and student-athletes on sickle cell trait and the prevention of sudden death.



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Can red wine ingredient ward off Alzheimer’s? USF researchers hope to find out

Tampa Bay Times

“Some of the best researchers in the field will be working on this study and we’re happy to be in their company,” said Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director of the Byrd Institute.


Study: Health, education are closely linked
The Tampa Tribune
This reflects a growing belief that the medical community alone can’t solve the nation’s health problems, said Adewale Troutman, executive director of public health practice and leadership at the University of South Florida.

BioAcousTech Of Tampa Wins $50K Prize, USF
83 Degrees
Phil Hipol and Stuart Hart, two researchers at USF Health, won the coveted Cade Museum Prize for inventing a device designed to detect sounds within the body that may indicate the presence of defects or disease.


Alzheimer’s caregiver offers ‘perspective’ as stand-in CEO

The Oracle

During her day at the Byrd Institute, Francine accompanied the center’s full-time CEO, Dave Morgan.


Gilded Care (Florida Trend Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)

Chappell, who heads an advertising and public relations company in Tampa, signed up for a one-day executive physical at the University of South Florida Health’s Monsour Executive Wellness Center.

Can’t Lose the Weight?

Natural Health

Why is it so hard? “Because it’s about a lot more than calories in and calories out,” says Pamela Wartian Smith, M.D., co-director of the master’s program in medical sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and author of Why You Can’t Lose Weight (Square One Publishers).


Pain Doctor’s Troubles Prompt New Policy at USF
The Ledger

John Curran, senior executive associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, called USF’s experience with Dileo “a very embarrassing incident.”



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