USF Health Research Day @ USF Marshall Student Center
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dear USF Health Research Community,

I invite you to join us on Friday, February 23, 2018 for 28th Annual USF Health Research Day! The annual event highlights the high-impact scholarly work of students, residents, fellows and postdoctoral students across USF Health as well as health-related collaborations with other USF colleges.

Featured speaker Francis McCormack, MD, professor of medicine and division director of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Cincinnati, will kick off the day’s activities at 8:15 a.m. with the Annual Roy H. Behnke, MD, Distinguished Lectureship titled “Silencing LAM: Science, Synergy and Serendipity.”

Poster judging will begin at 10 a.m., with a record number of 391 posters exhibited. Posters may be viewed from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with judging beginning at 10:00am. In addition, the 9th Annual Joseph Krzanowksi Invited Oral Presentations session will occur at 12-noon, which will feature research from 12 students representing the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy. Full agenda and poster abstracts can be viewed at

For more information on Research Day, please visit

Thank you,

Stephen B. Liggett, MD

Vice Dean for Research, College of Medicine

Associate Vice President for Research, USF Health

Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 2

Tampa, FL 33612

813 974-7715
813 396-9187 (direct)

Guest Lecture (Patricia Kelley, PhD, RN) @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lecture Title:

Clinical Knowledge Development: Continuity of Care of Injured Service Members

Please join us for a Guest Lecture.

Contact Gloria Roby for more information.

Guest Lecture (Julius Kehinde, PhD, RN ) @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 1032
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lecture Title:

“Promoting Nursing Excellence through Research and Evidence-based Practice”

Please join us for a Guest Lecture.

Contact Gloria Roby for more information.


Visiting Scholar Presentation: Dr. Ellen M. Lavoie Smith @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The USF College of Nursing is pleased to host Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN, who will present “Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Managing Painful Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy” at noon on Tuesday, March 5, in MDN 2005. 

Dr. Smith is an associate professor and director of the PhD program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on improving the assessment and treatment of chronic, cancer-related neuropathic pain, with a specialty focus in painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. 

She has received independent research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Cancer Society, Dartmouth, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Smith conducted a cross-sectional study evaluating the clinimetric properties of peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain measurement approaches. She also completed an Oncology Nursing Society-funded study focused on utilizing quality improvement methodology to improve neuropathic pain management in cancer patients. 

Dr. Smith recently completed a national multisite research trial through the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB 170601). This was the first large randomized, placebo-controlled trial to reveal an effective intervention (duloxetine) for painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Her findings on the “Effect of duloxetine on pain, function, and quality of life among patients with chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathy” were featured in the JAMA Report (April 3, 2013). In addition, a television clip highlighting this study was aired on 183 television stations throughout the United States and was viewed by more than 17 million viewers, with another 82 million viewing the video clip online. It was also covered in a video segment by Sanjay Gupta, MD.

Special Presentation by Dr. Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF @ USF College of Nursing / Room MDN 2005
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The USF College of Nursing Dean’s Office and the USF Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program is pleased to host Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF, who will present “Embedding Evidence-Based Geriatric Practices into Primary Care: The Geriatric Interprofessional Team Transformation in Primary Care (GITT-PC) Model” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in MDN 2005.

Dr. Flaherty is the Director of the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a past president of the American Geriatrics Society.

Coffee will be served at this event.

For more information, please contact Anne Maynard Wenders at




Spring 2019 DNP Poster Presentation @ USF College of Nursing (Location/Room: Glass Foyer)
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony (Spring 2019) @ Marshall Student Center Ballroom
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

> Tickets Required

> Student Attire Required (Lab coats and business attire)

> For guest accommodations contact Julia Myers.

National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2019)
May 6 all-day


About National Nurses Week

In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession.

National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Each year, the celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  Learn more here.

Celebrate With Us!

The College of Nursing will host a potluck lunch on Friday, May 10, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Click here to sign up to bring a dish.