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Malaria Could Be Felled by an Antarctic Sea Sponge
The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly tropical disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge — malaria — are becoming less effective as drug resistance spreads.
USF Humanitarian Response for the Bahamas
USF World is partnering with USF Health, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government, Caribbean Cultural Exchange and many other departments across campus to help support the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.
USF Health Radiology Team Helps Advance Clinical Medicine with Anatomically Precise 3D Prints
Using data specific to each patient, 3D models of bone and organs can be created to guide surgeons and educate patients.
Interprofessional Education is at the Heart of Simulation-Based Training for USF Health CAMLS
Inside four bustling rooms at USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), emergency medicine residents from USF Health, emergency nurses from Tampa General Hospital, and paramedics from Tampa Fire and Rescue worked together in simulation exercises to improve how they work as a team during intense emergency situations.
September 6, 2019USF Health
New Medical Students Become First to Occupy the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in Downtown Tampa
The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s newest students donned their first white coats Aug. 29 during a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center. The college and other USF Health leaders officially welcomed the 182 students who will be among the first to occupy the college’s new building when it officially opens in late 2019.
August 30, 2019USF Health
Soy Supplements may Benefit Asthma Patients with Specific Genetic Variations
A 2015 multicenter randomized clinical trial concluded that soy isoflavone dietary supplements do not improve lung function or other clinical outcomes in patients with asthma, despite earlier population studies suggesting a link between soy intake and reduced asthma severity.
Religion Associated with HPV Vaccination Rate for College Women
It’s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age 26. However, a new study conducted at the University of South Florida found many female college students have not been inoculated and religion may be a contributing factor.
USF Announces $10 Million Gift to Name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy
The University of South Florida announced today it has received a $10 million gift from Taneja Family Foundation to name the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy.
Public Health Students Help Vulnerable Communities Get Ahead of the Storm
USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.
Nano-Delivered Therapy Inhibits Spread of Ovarian, Uterine Cancer Cells
Advanced ovarian and uterine cancers are deadly diseases. Ovarian cancers, in particular, present with vague symptoms common to other diseases, and often are not diagnosed until a late stage when cancer has spread throughout the abdomen.
USF Health, USF Athletics Adopt Independent Medical Model for Student-Athlete Care
USF Health and USF Athletics partnered on an implementation of an independent medical model that supports the physical and psychosocial welfare of student-athletes. Under the new model, physicians will have increased contact with athletic trainers and student-athletes within the Selmon Athletic Center Athletic Training Clinic, where they care for more than 450 student-athletes.
Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds
We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases.