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USF MCOM and International Medicine Scholarly Concentration student Madeline Carney was asked to report on her visit to work with the CanTest team in Exeter, England and the resulting paper on bladder cancer diagnosis published recently in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).

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Dr. Chaoxia Wei, one of our former trainees from China, donated personal protective equipment to the USF Health team to help us combat COVID-19. The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve rapidly. Her generous donation demonstrates that international collaborations are more important than ever as we support and learn from each other in our efforts to contain and possibly eliminate this emergent disease.

Several of our International Medicine Scholarly Concentration students participated in this year's USF Health Research Day, where they had the opportunity to present their research findings to the USF community. Dr. Menezes was also a judge for the event!

In June, Dr. Lynette Menezes, Dr. Asa Oxner and Dr. Andrew Myers met with three key organizations from the health sector in the Lake Victoria region of Uganda: Ugandan Viral Research, Entebbe Regional Hospital and Nsambya Hospital. They discussed both clinical and research collaboration opportunities between our two institutions. Many thanks to Dr. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, Dr. Bernard Kikaire, Dr. Joseph Lutaakome, Ms. Emily Nyanzi from the Ugandan Viral Research Institute for setting up such a great introduction between USF and their health network in Uganda!  


On Friday, March 29th USF Medicine International's Dr. Lynette Menezes, Linman Li, and Cristienn Joudaane met with Professor Gambineri of Neurofarba Department, University of Florence to discuss a collaboration opportunity that would include research and a medical clerkship exchange program between USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) and the University of Florence.

In September, USF Medicine International hosted nine doctors from Gansu, China who participated in the LEAD Hospital Administrator Training Program. The 3-week program consisted of lectures on management, operations and administration, finance, and organizational development, as well as tours of Tampa General Hospital and numerous health centers at the University of South Florida.

On April 14-17, 2018, Dr. Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, distinguished professor from Italy’s acclaimed University of Rome, La Sapienza, Chief of the Plastic Surgery Department at the Sant’ Andrea Hospital in Rome, and head of EURAPS (European Association of Plastic Surgery), gave a talk to plastic surgery residents at the Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Santanelli also toured the medical simulation center CAMLS and was keen on using the facilities to start a new faculty training program for Italian and other European clinicians. During his visit, the existing student exchange and observership programs between the two universities were also discussed. USF is expecting a delegation of La Sapienza residents during summer 2018, who will conduct an observership at the plastic surgery department of Tampa General Hospital.

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