By: Krystal Pleasant | September 05, 2019

On August 8, the new MD Class of 2023 heard from nine medicine alumni at “Student Success: Thriving in Medical School” as part of Professions of Health Week. The alumni led group sessions divided by Collegia—learning communities that foster peer mentoring and create an opportunity for longitudinal advising experience for medical students. The students asked questions and heard firsthand what it was like for alumni to attend USF Morsani College of Medicine, launch their career, and achieve a work-life balance. They appreciated the opportunity to connect with someone who has successfully achieved their same dreams, just as they are starting down the path of their own medical careers.


Thank you to the alumni who shared their experiences: Lisa Champoux-Rhoden MD ’93, Daniel Heinig MD ’84, Evita Henderson-Jackson MD ’10, Dolores Lowe MD ’93, Richard Oehler MD ’92, Anand Parekh MD ’14, Chris Pittman MD ’88, Valerie Riddle MD ’89, and Deborah Trehy MD ’78. Would you like to participate in future mentorship opportunities? Contact Cathy Warner at medicinealum@health.usf.edu.

 
 
 
 

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By: Krystal Pleasant | September 05, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Distinguished Physician Alumni Award Recipient, William Moskowitz, MD '78!

William Moskowitz, MD is the professor and chief of the division pediatric cardiology and co-director of the Children’s Heart Center in the department of pediatrics at Children’s of Mississippi, University Mississippi Medical Center.Prior to that, Dr. Moskowitz was chief of pediatric cardiology and director of pediatric cardiac catheterization at Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was on faculty for 34 years and directed its Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the pediatric heart transplantation programs. He has expertise in interventional catheterization procedures in infants, children and adults. He served as interim Department Chair and for 8 years Vice Chair for Clinical Operations. His research, in addition to congenital heart disease, has focused on the effects of childhood passive smoking on coronary artery risks and on important issues involving the future pediatric workforce.He has been a World Pediatric Project (WPP) volunteer for nearly 20 years and has led 39 medical missions to nations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

During his WPP work in the Eastern Caribbean, he developed a national program for prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, an offshoot of untreated strep throat. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, Moskowitz has served in numerous leadership posts in the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2017, he was appointed by the Governor to the board of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, an organization that seeks to reduce and prevent childhood obesity and tobacco and substance abuse.
He is a past president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served six years on the national American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs. Dr. Moskowitz serves currently as the chair of the National Committee on Pediatric Workforce.He is a member of numerous professional societies and has been recognized as one of Greater Richmond's Best Doctors and a Top Doc by Richmond Magazine and America's Top Doctors in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Moskowitz is an elected member in the American Pediatric Society (APS). He received the 2016 Distinguished Physician Award from MCV Physicians.

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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.  

 

Sincerely,

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 cwarner1@health.usf.edu or 813-974-6850 with your suggestions.


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