While construction of the new University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and the USF Health Heart Institute is expected to start this August, there's now a better idea of what the final product should look like.
USF unveiled preliminary renderings of the nearly $153 million facility Tuesday.
"It’s really improved our quality of life to be able to have the resources they have here at Byrd," Sheila Nagely said. "They have a wonderful support group, which really helps me, and they just are connected with all the resources that we need."
University Beat on WUSF 89.7 report on the USF Health-Tampa Fire Rescue research of back pain.
You would think after playing defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for nine years, and then 11 more as a Tampa firefighter, John Cannon might have back pain.
But the engineer-driver said he feels pretty good, thanks in part to a short exercise program TFR put together with researchers from USF Health - a program that, with the help of a $1.3 million federal grant, will soon be tested by firefighters in the Tampa Bay area's three largest departments.
WUSF's Mark Schreiner reports on local preparations for the Zika virus.
While Florida has about a quarter of the almost 400 reported cases of Zika in the United States, no one has been infected in Florida. But that's not stopping local public health experts from advising people to protect themselves.
University Beat report on the USF Health Match Day
It's amazing how one little envelope can dictate the direction of someone's life for the next three to seven years, but that's what happens on "Match Day," where medical school students find out where they'll serve out their residencies.
A total of 172 University of South Florida medical students joined thousands of their counterparts from around the country in finding out what hospital or medical center they'll be working at at events last week.
Rhea Chiles, the widow of former governor Lawton Chiles, died last November in her home on Anna Maria Island, at the age of 84. She dedicated her life to improving the lives of children in Florida.
The University of South Florida’s College of Public Health recently held a symposium to honor the legacy of Rhea Chiles' work. This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 a.m.) we bring you highlights of the discussion.
Orthopedic surgeon Edward Homan, who served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, is the latest high-profile physician to be publicly embarrassed after operating on the wrong side of a patient.
He told the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday that the error shook him to the core. “It’s like going through a divorce. It’s very painful,” he said. “It’s all you can think about for months.”
Maureen Groer, PhD, is the Gordon Keller professor at the USF College of Nursing. She also serves as the lead researcher of an interdisciplinary team of USF scientists conducting the study.
"It's the only way to do this kind of science - it's team science," Groer said. "We all have particular knowledge and skills and we can collaborate and cooperate and come out with wonderful ideas together that we wouldn't have ever had on our own."
Extended University Beat report on the USF College of Nursing study of the gut microbiome of preterm infants.
"Very often, when we think about how are we going to effectively treat somebody, whether it be cancer, cardiovascular disease, or anything neurodegenerative in nature, when we do the clinical research to gather the evidence, if you don’t have enough people from enough varied backgrounds; we can’t automatically transfer knowledge gained in one part of the population onto another part of the population," Sneed said.
But minority populations – specifically the African American and Hispanic and Latino communities – don’t take part in clinical trials at a level that would give researchers the data they need.
The sound of rustling paper echoed through the speakers.
“USF. Diagnostic radiology,” he said as the crowd erupted into cheers.
Friday was National Match Day and 128 USF students, the school’s largest ever medical class to celebrate, gathered at Ulele, a restaurant near downtown Tampa, to find out where they're going to do their post-graduate medical training.
As the University of South Florida prepares to present its request for $57 million in state funding for its new medical school / heart clinic in downtown Tampa, school officials are also seeking around $25 million in private donations to reach the overall goal of $157 million dollars for the project. But as the Tampa Bay Times' Jamal Thalji reports, the school may be hampered by its previous success finding big money donors.
Gordon "Skip" Beadle has a prosthetic right leg, the tenth such device he’s depended on since the retired U.S. Marine was wounded during the Vietnam War 50 years ago.
"It’s a symbiotic leg. It has a microprocessor in the knee and also the ankle," he said. "This leg in particular gives me a huge amount of balance. Before this leg, I pretty much had to use a cane cause I’d lose my balance. (Now) I can walk without a cane; I can walk uphill, downhill."