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December 2009
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Make your New Year's Resolution "30 Days of ID." Your personal infectious disease clerkship in only 30 days!
Dr. Holt prepares parents for flu season in a podcast series More on YouTube...

ID Podcasts100th podcast milestone for More...

Dr. Amuso presents the US public health strategy for H1N1 flu in a new podcast View podcast...

In this podcast, Dr. Toney reviews clinical & pharmacologic characteristics of beta-lactam antibiotics

Dr. Somboonwit participates as Co-Director, Scholarly Concentration in Research

Students & faculty of Scholarly Concentration in Public Health: Global Approaches to Clinics & Communities can use Blackboard to access curriculum. Check your "Organizations" tab in Blackboard for news & attend the orientation session with Kristy Andre in Jan 2010.

Soon to come: International Academy website
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Holt Award Recognitions is an approved Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) resource on the IDSA links page

Dr. Holt received USF Area Community Civic Association's Edwin Radice Distinguished Service Award for leadership & service in public health More...

Dr. Sinnott elected to serve on IDSA's Directors committee


During a visit to Korea, President Genshaft & Provost Wilcox reaffirmed our relationship with Yeungnam University & opened discussions for collaboration with University of Seoul. View webalbum

President Genshaft & Provost Wilcox meeting with Korean dignitaries

Thailand 11-09
In October 2009, leadership from USF Health visited partner in Thailand, Sirinkharinwirot University College of Medicine. View webalbum

Dean Klasko and Dr. Sinnott meeting with Dr. Socatiyanurak & Dean Somkiat Wattanasirichaigoon of Sirinkharinwarot University


Panama Venezeula

USF signs collaborative agreements with Panama & Venezuela View webalbum
Deans & VPs of USF, Venezuelan and Panamanian medical schools meeting with President Genshaft
Entrepreneurial Academic ModelsEntrep
We are working on a model with Tampa General Hospital for antibiotic management, and Dr. Somboonwit has been contracted to run Infection Control for Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology.
Through USF Foundation, we can make a difference in student scholarship, academic research & international programs. Key funds to consider for a year-end tax-deductible charitable contribution:
I'm proud to announce our faculty & staff % participation in the Faculty Staff Scholarship Campaign is >90%. Please join me in making a difference by increasing our participation to 100%.

HIV Research

Four studies enrolling for eligible HIV-positive patients:
World AIDS Day 2009
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Community outreach event co-sponsored by USF Health at Hillsborough County Health Department for World AIDS Day provided free HIV & STDs testing for 171 clients. USF faculty & health department staff presented educational lectures. View webalbum

Kristy AndreA warm welcome to Kristy Andre, our new Coordinator for College of Medicine International Affairs!Helen Georgiev

Congratulations Helen Georgiev for completing her Masters in Public Health!
Upcoming EventsEvents
USF students encouraged to participate in events Jan 4-18 with medical students from Yeungnam University. Contact:

Hospital administrators from Gansu Province, China visiting USF Health Jan 18 - Feb 6. Chinese-speaking translators are needed. Contact:

ID conferences (students & professionals interested in ID) RSVP

Save the date: Faculty Enrichment Series "Personal Health & Wellness," Dr. Eve Hanna 6pm Tues 2/16 at 17 Davis

Save the date: Dr. Michael Gelfand guest lecturing at the fellows conference on 2/8 and also at the 2/9 TGH noon conference. Topic: fungal infections
John Sinnott

John Sinnott

John Sinnott MD FACP

Our mission is to be an internationally outstanding academic center. We conduct research, analyze policy, deliver clinical care and provide training to healthcare providers locally, nationally & internationally. Our goal is to be a resource for infectious disease identification, prevention & treatment issues.