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Join the fun! USF Health’s Multicultural Week Celebration is full of activities

USF Health is celebrating Multicultural Week. Here are some images capturing the week-long celebration. Farther below is the schedule for the events. Monday, November 13   Microaggressions – […]

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Elkins family, Angelman Syndrome, clinical trial, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

Hope for the “Angels”

For families battling Angelman Syndrome, the small clinical trial at USF Health is a first step toward finding a treatment for the severe neurological disorder For Peyton Elkins, […]

USF Pharmacy momentum continues with candidate accreditation status from ACPE

The USF College of Pharmacy took another big leap forward earlier this month when it was granted candidate accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), […]

Dr. Oz, Adam Schwartz, medical student

USF Health volunteers rally for “Dr. Oz’s 15-Minute Physical”

USF Health was out in force to assist Dr. Oz when he visited Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute July 12 as part of his nationwide tour checking the health of […]

Stephen Liggett, personalized medicine

Dr. Stephen Liggett to lead USF Personalized Medicine Center

Tampa, FL (June 13, 2012)  — Stephen B. Liggett, MD, a pioneer in the emerging field of personalized medicine, will help USF Health build an interdisciplinary center that […]

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USF health professor comments on landmark Supreme Court healthcare law ruling [VIDEO]

USF Health’s Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, was in high demand by local media following this morning’s landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding the federal health care law. “Extraordinary,” Dr. […]

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USF Health and American Well to bring telehealth to seniors living at The Villages

Online Care will extend health care into the homes of retirees to improve chronic disease management, decrease hospitalizations and reduce medical costs The Villages, Fla. and Boston, Mass. […]

Huntington Potter, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

GMCSF treatment associated with improved cognition in cancer patients, USF-Moffitt study finds

The same growth factor was previously shown to reverse memory decline in Alzheimer’s mice  Tampa, FL (June 21, 2012) – Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer’s disease in […]

Stephanie Marhefka, USF College of Public Health

Innovative group videoconferencing program may fill gap for HIV-positive women

The University of  South Florida College of Public Health is conducting the HER Study across four Florida counties In February 2009, Stephanie Marhefka, PhD, associate professor at the University of […]

Tai chi, exercise, elderly

Tai Chi increases brain size and benefits cognition in randomized controlled trial of Chinese elderly

The USF-led study suggests non-aerobic exercise and social interaction may reduce dementia risk Tampa, FL (June 19, 2012) — Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University […]

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High blood caffeine levels in older adults linked to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease, USF-UM study reports

  Tampa, FL (June 5, 2012) – Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if […]

Carrie Elk, College of Nursing

USF Nursing presents research on innovative therapy to USSOCOM Care Coalition

More than 250 business, organization and community leaders, healthcare providers, and special operations leadership attended the annual United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Care Coalition Conference May 29 through June 1 at  MacDill Air […]

USF team patents spine disc prosthetic device

The USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair was awarded a patent for a spine disc prosthetic device with fusion capability, helping patients with degenerative discs or scoliosis […]

Dr. Arthi Sanjeevi, Kent Robinson, colorectal cancer screening, gastroenterology

Don’t make excuses, new advocate for colon cancer screening says

  For reasons not yet understood, African Americans have the highest incidence of colorectal cancer of all ethnic groups in the U.S. Kent Robinson prefers to remember his […]

photo of Dr. Jason Highsmith, Dr. William Quillen, and Dr. John Mayer

USF opens Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research

Aiming to gain a better understanding of human neuromusculoskeletal functions and provide innovative, promising, and non-invasive diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment methods, the USF School of Physical Therapy and […]

Francine Shebell, Dave Morgan, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, CEO for a Day

Caregiver turned “CEO for a Day” goes behind the scenes at Alzheimer’s Institute

Francine Shebell, a retired attorney from St. Petersburg, recently got a glimpse of the inner workings of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, one of the world’s largest […]