The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative will develop real-world solutions to improving health care for women through a commitment to the full spectrum of Women's Health, provided in an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating all colleges of USF Health in research, education clinical care missions, community partnership and education and promotion of leadership by women in academic medicine.
Catherine M. Lynch, MD
Associate Vice President, Faculty Development and Women's Health
Associate Dean, MCOM Faculty Development
Professor and Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
West Central Florida Provides a rich environment for research on health care for women. The diversity in the population by socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and age provide a unique opportunity to expand the knowledge and understanding of health issues for women
USF Health has already taken a step toward diversifying the education of students on issues in women’s health by its development of a novel approach to the third year curriculum. Establishing a truly multi-disciplinary approach will further facilitate and expand the opportunities for educating the next generation of health care providers on best approaches to care for women.
Support ongoing development and coordination of women’s health services at all sites of USF Health
Develop strategies to foster recruitment, retention, and promotion of culturally diverse women in academic medicine
Develop and maintain interactions with women in the community and the providers who serve them
Each of the above areas will be evaluated and assessed to assure that the goals of the Collaborative are being reached
USF Women’s Health offers many opportunities for the faculty, staff, and community of USF Health. The Women’s Health Collaborative offers a supportive community for individuals interested in the topic of “Women’s Health.” Faculty are encouraged to come to this website for development topics, such as: