USF Health in the News: Week of June 10, 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

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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 we use a synthetic environment to achieve learning outcomes,” said Deborah Sutherland, Ph.D., CEO of the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) at the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Lawsuit claims doctors’ mistakes caused Palm Harbor girl to die after tonsillectomy
Tampa Bay Times – June 10, 2012
Trauma or a rise in blood pressure can cause the vessels to burst and bleed, said Rose, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital.

New synthetic vaccine effective in killing HPV-derived cancer
The Medical News – June 10, 2012
Kelly Barrios-Marrugo, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Medicine’s Molecular Medicineprogram, designed a peptide vaccination strategy called TriVax-HPV.

(New anti-cancer vaccine tested and developed by Moffitt/USF was picked up by more than 50 news outlets, including Science Daily, News-Medical.Net, MediLexicon, Biotech International,, Biomed Middle East, Innovations Report,, Clinical Lab Products, FierceVaccines)

Study finds coffee delays onset of Alzheimer’s
The Oracle
June 11, 2012
A recent study led by USF researchers Chuanhai Cao and Gary Arendash found that caffeine is linked to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

USF Health expert urges residents to take inventory of prescribed, over-the-counter medications in order to help health care providers
The Villages Daily Sun – June 13, 2012
It’s a recommendation that Dr. Kevin Sneed, dean of the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy, touts frequently.

Study to look at wine factor, Alzheimer’s
Post Tribune Chicago Sun Times –
June 13, 2012
Locally, the University of South Florida Health’s Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is recruiting volunteers for the study who have mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.

Low T isn’t menopause for men, but symptoms are similar
Tampa Bay Times – June 15, 2012
“We’re seeing a wave of men in tune with their health, some as young as their 30s asking about (testosterone) and many in their 40s,”said Dr. Rafael Carrion, an associate professor of urology and director of sexual medicine and research at USF Health.

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