Student Innovation Incubator / Heart Institute

Student Innovation Incubator

Student entrepreneurs have a new place they can develop their business plans, as USF has opened the Student Innovation Incubator. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting on the new office and introduces you to one of the student businesses taking advantage of the incubator’s services.

Heart Institute

Imagine treatment and prevention efforts for heart disease that can be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup. That’s a game-changer, because a remedy that works for someone else might not work for you.This state-of-the-art medicine may soon become a reality at the new USF Health Heart Institute. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the groundbreaking of the proposed fifty million dollar facility and talks to a patient who might one day benefit from this groundbreaking work.

More Information: 

Student Innovation Incubator
Dez Williams, Co-Founder, 813-728-8541 or Keosha Poole, Co-Founder, 863-651-1461 website
USF Health Heart Institute
The Institute will be enrolling USF cardiology patients in the DNA study. For information, contact Research Administrator Bonnie Kirby at

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

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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