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From the President

USF System President Judy Genshaft

Finding solutions to our most pressing issues and training the next generation of creative problem-solvers are at the heart of what we do across the University of South Florida System. Among our highest priorities is improving health care outcomes and affordability.

The artist’s rendering on the cover reflects our commitment to the health and well-being of the communities we serve and, more broadly, to the state of Florida and the nation. USF Health at the newly named Water Street Tampa district will be the home of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute beginning in 2019.

USF Health’s expansion into this state-of-the-art facility, now under construction, will advance medical education and the critical research that will uncover treatments and cures for deadly diseases. It also will bring our medical students closer to our primary teaching hospital, Tampa General Hospital, and the dedicated professionals there who provide critical services in such areas as the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Morsani College of Medicine is one of the components of our health enterprise, which is a collaboration of research, education and health care. The USF Health partnership also includes the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy,  the Biomedical Sciences Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, along with USF Health Care, the clinical practice of more than 600 health care providers.

The talented and compassionate members of the USF Health team are dedicated to improving the broad spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual. This issue of USF Magazine offers a prognosis for the future of health care from some of those experts who are helping to shape that future.

Not surprisingly, it will be a future that increasingly relies on technology and “big data.” There will be greater use of interprofessional services, and at USF, we are teaching students to work as a coordinated team focused on the patient. Another point of emphasis for us is working with outstanding hospital and community partners on new approaches that deliver the highest quality care possible while also controlling costs.

Working together, we are re-imagining health care.

Judy Genshaft, President
University of South Florida System