By: Krystal Pleasant | January 14, 2019

The USF Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society will host four-time New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David Perlmutter as part of its lecture series this spring. The event will include a panel-led discussion and book signing.

Dr. Perlmutter received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition. His books have been published in 34 languages and include the #1
New York Times bestseller Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, with over 1 million copies in print. He is the editor of the upcoming collection The Microbiome and the Brain that will be authored by top experts in the field and will be published in 2019 by CRC Press. Dr. Perlmutter’s new book Brain Wash co-written with Austin
Perlmutter, MD will be published in January 2020.

The Spring Alumni lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Auditorium.

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By: USF Health | September 05, 2018

Valerie Riddle MD '89, Associate Dean for Alumni Engagement

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that one of our most hard-working alumni leaders, Valerie Riddle, MD ‘89, will be joining our faculty as associate dean of alumni engagement for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM). She will report directly to me in coordination with the USF Health Office of Development and Alumni Relations. In her new role, Dr. Riddle will help lead the strategic direction for the MCOM Alumni Society to grow connections between our alumni and students.


A dual-degree USF graduate, Dr. Riddle has spent 20 years as a physician executive, most recently leading her company, BioPharmAdvisors, in providing emerging biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with clinical trial consulting services. She has been board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and will hold a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine. She has been an active volunteer leader on our MCOM Alumni Society Board, USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, and the USF Foundation Board.


Please join me in welcoming Dr. Riddle back to USF and MCOM.  



Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, Morsani College of Medicine

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By: Dara Brociner | March 07, 2018

The Fall Alumni Lecture Series featured Dr. Dominic D'Agostino and Dr. David Diamond. Dr. D'Agostino presented Emerging Applications for Nutritional Ketosis. Dr. Diamond presented A Rigorous Assessment of the Putative Role of Cholesterol in Causing Cardiovascular Disease.

View the interviews with our guest lecturers by clicking the icons below!

To view the full Fall Alumni Lecture, click here.

We want to hear from you - Would you or someone you know be willing to volunteer to give a talk for the MCOM Alumni Society? Do you have a recommendation for a speaker or a topic of interest? Please contact Catherine Warner at or 813-974-6850 with your suggestions.

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