Bringing Science Home / "UnspOILed"

Bringing Science Home

This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes a closer look at USF Health’s new initiative “Bringing Science Home” through the eyes of the people who formed it and the patients who will both be served by the project and help direct it.


Last fall, in response to the move to eliminate the off-shore oil drilling ban, a group of Florida authors began work on an anthology of stories and poems about the Gulf of Mexico. Now, in light of the Gulf oil disaster, UnspOILed, which features the contributions of a number of students and professors from USF St. Petersburg, has been released. This week’s University Beat talks to some of the writers about how putting their feelings onto paper is helping them.

Video Extras


Nicole Johnson, Executive Director of USF Health’s “Bringing Science Home,” along with students Robert Colon and Liz Giles, speak about the project’s first stage, a youth advisory panel that will help young people with Type 1 diabetes with some of the transitions in their lives.

Nicole Johnson, who’s lived with Type 1 diabetes for 17 years, talks about how “Bringing Science Home” will help not only patients, but their families and the medical professionals who treat them.

USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko, Nicole Johnson and USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft talk about the education aspect of “Bringing Science Home.”

Debra Jacobs, President/CEO of the Patterson Foundation, talks about the Foundation and why it gave a 5.66 million dollar gift to USF Health for “Bringing Science Home.”

More Information: 

Bringing Science Home
Nicole Johnson, MPH, MA, Executive Director, Bringing Science Home 813-396-2683
Bringing Science Home’s Facebook page:
Patterson Foundation:
Red Hills Writers Project
(850) 216-2016

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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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