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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.

USF Health College of Pharmacy students at the announcement event

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.

Anna Wright, Allan Avendano and Ryan Charles conducting outreach in Wimauma, Fla.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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