USF Health in the News: Week of June 17, 2012

For the week of June 17, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news in Tampa Bay, across the country and around the world

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USF drug trial offers hope to Angelman Syndrome sufferers
Bay News 9 – June 16, 2012
…Dr. Edwin Weeber of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is the principal investigator…

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National leader in personalized medicine heads new institute at USF Health
Tampa Bay Times –
June 23, 2012
That’s the focus of Dr. Stephen Liggett, one of the newest additions to the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine.

Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and improves memory
The Telegraph
– June 22, 2012
…Dr James Mortimer, of the University of South Florida, said: “If this is shown, then it would provide strong support to the concept of ‘use it or lose it’…

Tai Chi increases brain size and improves memory in elderly
Yahoo! News (Featured in more than 108 news outlets including: Florida Statesman, I4U News and China National News) – June 20, 2012
…In a new study, scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume…

Environmentalists voice concern over coal ash amendment
Creative Loafing
– June 21, 2012
“We just need to be thinking smarter on this” said Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, emeritus professor of pediatrics at USF

Med students learn leadership
The Tampa Tribune –  June 18, 2012
…A University of South Florida medical school program highlighting leadership, empathy and business…

The case for empathy training
AMN Healthcare –
June 18, 2012
…With Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania, USF developed a medical school that considers applicants’ emotional intelligence and social awareness, including empathy.

USF Diabetes Center Aims To Root Out Diabetes
French Tribune – June 19, 2012
…there has been opening of the USF Diabetes Center on the 5th floor of the university’s Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare last year.

USF Diabetes Center Targets Type 1 In Families
83 Degrees – June 19, 2012
… Just as she came here, the University of South Florida was in the process of putting together a world-class center for diabetes that would give families…

Sacramento is fast becoming a hub of metabolic medicine – June 20, 2012
The primary university for certifying physicians in metabolic medicine, however is the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine

Obesity increases heartburn and GERD
dailyRx – June 20, 2012
Dr. Joel Richter, director of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the University of South Florida… studies and treats esophageal diseases, and has examined the connection between GERD and obesity.

Stress, insomnia and allergies, not food, make you fat!
Pakistan News Service –
June 20, 2012
The co-director of the Metabolic and Nutritional Program at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr Smith said in her new book that for every extra…

First, make no mistakes
Creative Loafing – June 16, 2012
Downtown’s new simulation center (USF Health CAMLS) uses high-tech training to reduce the margin of doctor error… 

Protecting children by preventing falls
American Nurse Today –
June 2012
Arthur R. Williams is Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. Both authors…

Lab studying new ways to fight infection
Sarasota Herald-Tribune  – June 16, 2012
“This whole concept that the human body is really an ecosystem, that you are actually walking around with all these cells that are not human — that’s a hard concept to wrap your head around,” says Robert Deschenes, who chairs the department of molecular medicine at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine.

Advanced Healthcare awakens to opportunity in sleep apnea    
Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 15, 2012
It (radiofrequency ablation) is a procedure that has been around for a while, and typically is done in an operating room setting because post-surgery care is needed for more severe cases, said Dr. Tapan Padhya… co-director of the USF ENT Sleep and Snoring Clinic.   

Alzheimer’s Researchers Coming to Memory Garden
The Post-Journal – June 22, 2012
…Dr. David Morgan, PhD, CEO of the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer Institute, and Dr. Todd E. Golde MD PhD., director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease…

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