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Gut Microbiome of Premature Babies is Associated with Stunted Growth

The more abnormal the microbiome in NICU infants, the more likely they are to experience stunted growth even at 4 years of age.

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USF Medical School and Microsoft Create First-Ever Medical School of Innovation

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) at the University of South Florida in Tampa and Microsoft teamed up to create the first-ever Medical School of Innovation, placing the school among the most innovative for integrating technology into approaches for teaching medicine.

Students from the USF College of Nursing during a mock disaster zone.

USF Health Students Tested in Mock Tornado Disaster

Fresh off a nasty weather weekend that saw Tropical Storm Nestor-spawned tornadoes hit neighborhoods in Tampa Bay, students from USF Health faced a similar, yet simulated threat in classrooms.

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Medical Management vs. Mechanical Thrombectomy for Mild Strokes: Same Safety and Effectiveness

USF Health was part of an international multicenter study analyzing patient outcomes when treating mild stroke deficits caused by an obstructed large brain vessel.

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Super-Sized Surveillance

Body size shapes mammal immune defenses according to new paper co-authored by USF College of Public Health researcher.

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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.

Asa Oxner, MD, assistant professor of medicine and vice chair for the Department of Internal Medicine in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine coordinates donations for the Bahamas.

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.

Dr. Summer Decker and Dr. Jonathan Ford make a 3D model of a heart in USF Health’s Department of Radiology in USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare in downtown Tampa. Dr. Decker, the director of imaging research, and Dr. Ford, a biomedical engineer for imaging research, have been at the forefront of USF Health Radiology’s department trailblazing use of 3D modeling in clinical capacities.

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.

A team of emergency medicine residents from USF Health work together to help a manikin with undifferentiated chest pain.

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.

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine's newest students at the white coat ceremony

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.

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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.

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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.

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