USF Magazine Summer 2011

Volume 53 | Number 2



Harvard Surgeon Leads Trauma Network

| USF Health

Trauma surgeon Jim Hurst began his medical career as a ship's surgeon.

On the USS Saratoga and USS Forrestal, Dr. Hurst was the only surgeon on board. He had to be ready to handle any medical emergency for a crew of nearly 3,000 — from a routine case of appendicitis to a plane crash on the flight deck.

"It's a pressure cooker," he says. "You mature rather quickly."

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Nursing on the Rise

| USF Health

USF's College of Nursing has earned its highest NIH ranking to date — placing 28th in research funding among the nation's nursing schools. The latest ranking represents a 12 percent jump — from $1.53 million in 2009 to $1.71 million in 2010.

Interdisciplinary Centers of Research Excellence in symptom management, oncology/end-of-life care, women's health, psychoneuroimunology and veterans' health have helped fuel the rise. The strategic centers have garnered the attention of the NIH and allowed the college to remain competitive in fiscally challenging years.

In addition to increasing its funding, USF's College of Nursing continues to surpass all nursing schools in the State University System in Florida, according to data released by NIH.