USF-GI Bill and Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

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.


The University of South Florida is the first school in the nation to team with the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to support returning troops who enroll for classes under the new G-I Bill this fall. This week's University Beat takes a closer look at "VetSuccess on Campus" and how it's going to help those who've served our country.

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At a ceremony marking the signing of the "VetSuccess on Campus" agreement between USF and the Department of Veterans Affairs, USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft talks about what the University can do for returning troops and other veterans.

Admiral Patrick Dunne, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Under Secretary for Benefits, says veterans bring something different to a classroom and university campus.

Kristin Adams, the VA's VetSuccess on Campus USF Representative, talks about his experiences as both a veteran and a USF graduate.

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.

More Information: 

Kristin Adams, USF Representative, VetSuccess on Campus
E-mail: or 813-974-9281
Nikki LeClair, BS CME Coordinator, USF Health Continuing Professional Development
E-mail: or 813-974-2728

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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