Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center / Student Redistricting
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is opening the doors on its new “Center for Memory C.A.R.E.” University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the facility that hopes to change the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders, not just for patients, but also their caregivers.
Once a decade, Florida lawmakers take up the onerous task of redrawing the borders of the state’s legislative districts. Now, USF political science students are getting in on the redistricting act by designing their own maps as a class assignment. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 plots out all the details.
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute CEO/Scientific Director, Dr. Dave Morgan, talks about the five major components that make up the new "Center for Memory C.A.R.E."
Dr. Dave Morgan explains how the Center's high-tech PET scanner works.
Sherrill Tomasino, the Board Chair for the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, had to help take care of her parents when both were diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She shared some of the physical and mental challenges caregivers face.
Susan MacManus, USF Distinguished Professor of Political Science, talks about the importance of the “hands-on” Florida Congressional redistricting project, how work like this is preparing students for future careers in politics, and how politically active students have become over the past few decades.
Political Science/Criminology seniors Philip Montesi and Jon Ball say, despite their group having two Democratic leaning members and two Republican leaning ones, partisanship didn’t play a role in their redistricting plan.
General Business Administration senior Jorge Garcia and Political Science Senior Ashley Chapman say that political leanings didn’t matter to their group either. They also talk about how tough it is to fairly divide a diverse state like Florida.
Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Center for Memory C.A.R.E. website
Distinguished Professor, USF Political Science
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