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Collaborative effort across Florida’s medical schools results in a statute expanding Medicaid coverage to include donor breastmilk

Collaborative effort across Florida’s medical schools results in a statute expanding Medicaid coverage to include donor breastmilk More Florida babies will have access to donor breastmilk with the […]

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USF Health a site for clinical trial testing of the Moderna COVID vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years

    Children under 12 years old are currently not eligible for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has been selected as one […]

Strategic Research Hires and Promotions

Anchored by the nation’s fastest-rising public urban-research university, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine continues its drive to recruit leading, federally-funded scientists committed to translating ideas from the […]

TEDDY study compares characteristics of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes before and after age 6

Development of autoimmunity at an early age associated with more aggressive form of the disease in genetically susceptible children, a USF Health-led study suggests TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 21, […]

Pandemic does not stop advancement of Friedreich’s ataxia therapies

This year’s Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA) Scientific Symposium featured some tremendous advances being made toward treatments focused on different targets and stages of FA – a rare, debilitating and […]

Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology, preclinical study finds

A USF Health-led team finds that the compound fenchol has the same beneficial effect as gut-derived metabolites in reducing neurotoxic amyloid-beta in the brain TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, […]

America’s Best Is Yet To Come

Dear Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students: Twenty years ago, I was finishing a meeting in my office at Bellevue Hospital in lower Manhattan when a nurse told me […]

On the Move: Strategic Hires and Promotions

2020-21 Strategic Hires Syed Osman Ali, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation) USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Before USF:  Loyola University, Chicago, IL; and […]

Stronger than ever, medical school celebrates 50th anniversary of charter MD class

In September 1971, the doors of Florida’s newest medical school opened to 24 students, launching an MD program at USF that has since grown to be one of […]

USF Health researcher studies gut microbiome to improve brain health, decrease age-related diseases

Hariom Yadav focuses on microbiome’s role in the gut-brain axis, including creating fermented foods, probiotic mixtures, and modified diets to regulate gut “leakiness” Hariom Yadav, PhD, is on […]

The golden standard class receives first white coats on golden anniversary

  The 177 medical students of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Class of 2025 completed their first right of passage at their White Coat Ceremony — […]

Better late than never: MCOM, USF Health officially welcome MD Class of 2024

When COVID-19 postponed the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony last year, that group of medical students pondered if they’d ever get […]

USF Health students, staff, faculty return to campus

Regardless of the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic threw at USF Health and University of South Florida, the halls and common areas of the campus are filled with students […]

Preclinical study defines spleen-heart connection in cardiac repair

USF Health-led research validates crucial role of the spleen in cardiac healing, suggests targeting lipid mediator S1P may offer a promising heart failure treatment Tampa, FL (Aug. 23, […]

MCOM welcomes first inductees in Academy of Distinguished Educators

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine recently celebrated and welcomed the first ever inductees to the MCOM Academy of Distinguished Educators during a small ceremony in July. […]

Age-related decline in two sirtuin enzymes alters mitochondrial dynamics, weakens cardiac contractions

USF Health preclinical study suggests boosting cardiac SIRT1/SIRT3 levels in older heart attack patients may help protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury Tampa, FL (Aug. 20, 2021) — Sirtuins are […]

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