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doctors using the da Vinci system
USF is one of two centers nationwide to use a high-tech robotic-assisted system to train doctors and surgical students on the latest minimally-invasive surgical procedures. This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the unveiling of the da Vinci Surgical System and shows you how it's improving both physicians' skill and patient care.

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As USF Health debuts its new four million dollar da Vinci Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, this week's University Beat on WUSF-FM shows you the human side of high-tech surgery as we introduce you to a patient whose remarkable recovery may one day be the rule and not the exception.
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Nikki LeClair, BS CME Coordinator, USF Health Continuing Professional Development
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Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio & Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe talk about how the da Vinci Center and USF will help the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Cheryl Jordan talks about the recovery process that followed her da Vinci-assisted hysterectomy.

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, USF Health's Assoc. Dean of Medical Simulation & Academic Enrichment, says while the da Vinci system offers surgeons a great deal of control, it's only the latest step in the evolution of robot-assisted surgery.

Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and Dean of the College of Medicine, speaks at the former opening of the da Vinci Center for Computer Assisted Surgery.



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Nancy Eckerd Hart and Tom Denham
Nancy Eckerd was a child when her father Jack Eckerd moved to Florida to own and operate a handful of drugstores which he turned into one of the largest drugstore chains in the country. Jack Eckerd read about a youth camp in Texas which he visted and set out to create a similar program for the troubled youth of Florida. Nancy sat down with Tom Denham to talk about her experiences growing up in the Eckerd household and how she's working to keep the Eckerd vision a reality.
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Nancy Eckerd Hart tells Tom Denham about her mother and one memorable act of kindness performed during the holiday season.

August 22, 2008


people looking for jobs and posting resumes online
Whether you’re a parent pinching pennies, or a policy-maker trying to find the best ways to allocate funds, the economy is probably at the forefront of your mind these days. Host Irene Maher meets with area economic development council directors to see how they’re weathering the storm and gearing up for President Obama’s stimulus package. Meanwhile, Carson Cooper introduces us to Sue Heinz, a married mother of four from Sarasota featured in Parade Magazine and on The Oprah Winfrey Show for her tried-and-true thrifty techniques for living. You’ll also get a chance to peek behind the counter and see what it’s like to work as a job placement counselor during tough economic times, as Larry Elliston heads to the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance.

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money and eggs in a nest
As our current recession has persisted -- and even deepened -- we’ve heard the stories of people cutting back to make ends meet. Sometimes that means changing investment strategies or even reducing contributions to retirement accounts because paying the bills today demands it. This week, financial advisors offer their take on keeping your financial house in order through a sour economy.
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Jonathan Wax and Greg Ghodsi talk about some of the politics of the economy right now and whether the markets are operating more on hope or on fear. (3:48)

Greg Ghodsi describes how perceptions can create a snowball effect in the economy. He suggests that’s evident now because people who still have jobs are spending less and saving more. (2:28)

Greg Ghodsi explains what came out of discussions to finance the bank bailout with government-issued bonds like the war bonds used to pay for World War II. (1:05)

February 6, 2009
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