USF Health/Morsani College of Medicine Leader Charles Lockwood, MD, shares vision for 2015

 

Since relocating from snowy Ohio to balmy Tampa Bay earlier this year, Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, has been deftly juggling existing projects, emerging ventures and collaborative strategies to advance the impressive body of work established by his predecessor, Stephen Klasko, MD.

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USF Health/Morsani College of Medicine Leader Charles Lockwood, MD, shares vision for 2015

 

Since relocating from snowy Ohio to balmy Tampa Bay earlier this year, Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, has been deftly juggling existing projects, emerging ventures and collaborative strategies to advance the impressive body of work established by his predecessor, Stephen Klasko, MD.

By LYNNE JETER

HEALTHCARE LEADER: Alan Pillersdorf, MD

President, Florida Medical Association

 

Whether it’s been for his family, his patients or his profession, Alan Pillersdorf has a long history of giving.

By JEFF WEBB

PHYSICAN SPOTLIGHT: Allen Weiss, MD

Chairman of the Board, Florida Hospital Association

 

It is an acute understatement to say these are challenging times in the healthcare industry. So, when you have as many issues to advocate for as does the leadership of the Florida Hospital Association, it stands to reason the responsibility should be entrusted to a person with a skill set that includes the ability to juggle myriad topics that directly affect policies and patients.

By JEFF WEBB

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

The Fiscal TimesAmgen Leukemia Treatment to Cost $178000, Among Priciest DrugsBusinessweekAmgen Inc. (AMGN:US)'s leukemia drug Blincyto will cost $178,000 for a standard course of treatment, continuing a trend of high prices for immunotherapy, the newest wave of cancer treatments. The price includes two $89,000 cycles of therapy, the median ...Exclusive: Amgen's new leukemia drug to carry $178000 price tagReuters UKall 10 news articles »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:21

Zee NewsNew Eye Tracking Technology Promising As Biomarker For Brain Injury And ...ForbesUsing a new technology which tracks eye movements of patients viewing music videos just under four minutes, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new way to assess the location and impact of a brain injury. The research was ...Music videos: new tool for detecting brain injuriesWashington PostEye tracking technology can gauge brain injuryDaily Timesall 19 news articles »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:34

NDTVDARPA-funded mind-controlled robotic arm now works a lot betterEngadgetAt Expand NY in November, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar talked about the erm, friendlier projects the agency is funding, including a mind-controlled robotic arm tested by Pittsburgh native Jan Scheuermann. Her test run has recently ended, but the ...Paralyzed woman can now lift objects with her mind-controlled robotic armWashington PostWoman controls robotic arm with the power of her mindMedical News TodayAdvanced robotic hand can now pinch, scoop and grasp like never beforeDaily MailBio & Tech Insights -Healio -Chinatopixall 47 news articles »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:33

Boston GlobeOwners of pharmacy tied to deadly outbreak arrestedBoston GlobeFourteen people have been charged in the case of a Framingham compounding pharmacy company that has been blamed for sending tainted drugs across the country that killed dozens of people, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The defendants linked ...Feds File Murder Charges in Fungal Meningitis OutbreakNBCNews.com14 people indicted in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreakLos Angeles TimesUPDATE 3-US charges 2 pharmacists with 25 murders in meningitis outbreakReutersDetroit Free Press -New York Daily News -Boston.comall 302 news articles »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:39

ABC NewsWhy You're Doing the Paleo Diet All WrongABC NewsProponents of the so-called paleo diet believe that humans who probably went by names like Grok, Thog and Dorn knew more about nutrition than we do today. But a new analysis by two anthropology professors suggests otherwise. What Finally Cured a ...Caveman 'Paleo diet' : Our ancestors were focused on survival, not eating a ...PotinerWhat Was The 'Paleo Diet'? There Was More Than One, Study SuggestsLab Manager MagazineThere Was No Single Paleo DietLaboratory EquipmentScience 2.0all 16 news articles »

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:08