Recent University Beat episodes
USF Health-Panama (August 24, 2008)
The USF Health International Foundation has formally opened the doors of its Panama office, giving medical professionals from around the region the opportunity to learn about the latest medical advances without having to come to the U.S. At the same time, students from around USF Health (like a recent group of College of Nursing pupils) get the chance to experience what it's like to practice medicine in a foreign country.
Student Filmmakers (August 17, 2008)
USF is about 2500 miles from Hollywood, California, but two students are getting attention for the award-winning short films and videos that they're making right here on campus. University Beat introduces you to Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman and their film, "Focus," which won "Best Picture" honors in the Campus MovieFest's USF and statewide competitions.
Positive Youth Development (August 10, 2008)
The USF Collaborative for Children, Families and Communities once again brought in a group of Bay Area teenagers to serve as summer research interns-and the nine young investigators turned to their peers to find out their thoughts about Tampa's inclusion on America's Promise Alliance's list of the "One Hundred Best Communities for Young People."
Green Tea Study (August 3, 2008)
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa Campus is leading a multi-center study to determine the effectiveness of a drug derived from green tea in slowing or even stopping the progression of prostate cancer. All they need is 240 men who have high-grade PIN, a precursor for the disease, to serve as test subjects.
General Surgery Summer Program (July 27, 2008)
The USF Division of General Surgery's Academic Summer Program offers undergraduate students who want to get into medicine a chance to determine if they've got the right stuff for the job. During the intensive three month program, students from around the country (not just USF) shadow USF surgeons while also contributing to presentations and published research - giving them that 'something extra' for their transcripts that medical schools love. University Beat follows this summer's class - the largest group ever - into the lab, their weekly research meeting, and the exam rooms of Tampa General Hospital.
Upward Bound (July 20, 2008)
After a brief hiatus due to funding shortfalls, Upward Bound, a national program that helps low income and "first in their family" students get into college, has returned to USF. University Beat takes you to USF Upward Bound's summer program, where we see how the next generation of a family with long-standing ties to both USF and Upward Bound is helping students realize their dreams.