USF Health in the News: Week of June 24, 2012

For the week of June 24, 2012 – a snapshot of our colleagues making news in Tampa Bay, across the country and around the world

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Historic Decision
ABC Action News
– June 28, 2012
Dr. Jay Wolfson …”private insurance companies are already viewing this as a tremendous business opportunity…”

FAQs about health care law ruling
WTVT – June 29, 2012
“It affords her the opportunity to buy in to a health insurance pool like a large company,” explained USF Health’s Jay Wolfson.

USF public health professor comments on affordable care act
– June 28, 2012
… USF College of Public Health, Dr. Jay Wolfson says the affordable health care act will also help local hospitals because people who are uncovered and uninsured still get health care. 

Local hospital partners with FL university for futuristic medical education program
69 News WFMZ-TV –
June 28, 2012
… talking about a unique partnership that’s now underway between The University of South Florida’s College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Tampa Bay health care providers see challenges ahead with reform law
Tampa Bay Times
– June 30, 2012
“You’re going to have your kid with an earache in the emergency room because he can’t get in to see his pediatrician or family practice doctor,” said Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Supreme Court ruling could bring relief for many Floridians, uncertainty for others
Tampa Bay Times – June 29, 2012
“It creates a bona fide safety net that we didn’t have before,” said Jay Wolfson, a health policy expert at the University of South Florida.

Impact of health care ruling felt from D.C. to Tampa
The Tampa Tribune –
June 29, 2012
The individual mandate is by far the least popular part of the law, said Jay Wolfson, associate vice president of health law, policy and safety at the University of South Florida.
“It’s putting more people on a train speeding forward with uncontrolled costs, and this will not slow it down,” said Bob Brooks, a former director of the Florida Department of Health…. also holds appointments with USF Health. 

Brain Injury-Skull Reconstruction Blamed for Brain Damage
Star Global Tribune – June 29, 2012
Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an indentation in the skull can aggravate brain damage inflicted by the initial injury, a study by a University of South Florida research team reports.

Health Care Law Expert Talks Supreme Court Decision and Florida
WUSF News – June 28, 2012 
Dr. Jay Wolfson, a health care law expert with the University of South Florida and Stetson University talks about the Supreme Court’s decision and the effect it will have on Floridians.

Health care ruling: What they said
Sarasota Herald-Tribune –
June 28, 2012
Jay Wolfson, a public health professor and policy expert at the University of South Florida said that while the ruling will mean many more Americans….

Insurers, hospitals helped by high court ruling but expert expects challenges
Tampa Bay Business Journal  – June 28, 2012
A USF Health professor said Florida lawmakers and elected officials likely will look for ways to mount additional challenges to health care reform…

USF Health Professor Comments on Supreme Court Healthcare Law Decision
WFLA Radio – June 28, 2012
… USF health care expert Doctor Jay Wolfson called the Supreme Court healthcare ruling extraordinary declaring that the mandate to ensure every American has health coverage is…

People in the News
GenomeWeb Daily News – June 29, 2012
The University of South Florida has named Stephen Liggett its new vice dean for personalized medicine and genomics…

Trauma Time
Gulf Coast Business Review – June 29, 2012
…the hospital, in conjunction with HCA, signed a six-year agreement to share staffing and clinical expertise with Tampa-based USF Health.

Big challenge for the new state surgeon general 
Tampa Bay Times – June 28, 2012
(Also appeared in The Miami Herald)
Most recently, he served as the chief medical officer of the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation…

More Cancers Associated with HPV?
dailyRx – June 28, 2012
… findings of research carried out by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida and the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg…

Healthcare Law Expert Breaks Down “Decision of the Century”
WUSF News – June 27, 2012
Jay Wolfson is an expert in healthcare law at the University of South Florida and Stetson University. 

American Well Partners with USF Health to Bring Telehealth to Senior Community
Financial Technology –  June 27, 2012
American Well has announced a partnership with USF Health at the University of South Florida to increase access to primary and specialty care to the residents of The Villages, an over-55 residential community in the U.S.

FDA approves new combination vaccine that protects children against two bacterial diseases
ABC Action News – June 27, 2012
Is that safe? And what about side effects? Doctor John McCormick is the Chief of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at USF

USF Health names Liggett to head personalized medicine initiative
Tampa Bay Business Journal
– June 26, 2012
Dr. Stephen Liggett was named director of the USF Health Personalized Medicine Institute, an interdisciplinary program that will drive research needed to….. 

New Treatment Associated With Improved Cognition In Cancer, Alzheimer’s Patients
mediLexicon – June 26, 2012
The findings by researchers at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center are reported online in Brain Disorders & Therapy.

Protect yourself: Flood waters can be hazardous to your health
Tampa Bay Times – June 25, 2012
…Sinnott is the director of infectious diseases at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and director of epidemiology at Tampa General Hospital.

New USF therapy may ease PTSD
The Tampa Tribune – June 25, 2012
…said one of the researchers, Carrie Elk, a psychologist and military liaison for the USF College of Nursing, which conducted the initial therapy studies

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, USF launch neuroscience institute
Tampa Bay Times –
June 24, 2012

… new partnership between the University of South Florida and the hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, has given birth to the Neuroscience Institute.

Extended wear contact lenses pose safety risks
The Oracle – June 24, 2012
Dr. Charles Slonim, a USF clinical professor and ophthalmologist, said college students are more likely to make these types of errors due to their tight budgets and unwillingness to throw out items that “still work.” 

USF Health Renews, Expands at University Professional Center in Tampa 
Maddux News Wire – June 24, 2012
University of South Florida Health’s lease of more than 15,000 square feet at University Professional Center, a 97,875-square-foot medical office building in Tampa.

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