The USF medical college has been renamed the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. The change in name recognizes the financial contribution of Frank and Carol Morsani, who have committed to a gift of $20 million for a new education center.
The Morsanis previously gave to the university to fund the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare. Their total gifts of $37 million to USF Health is the largest individual donation ever received by the university.
“This is history for the college of medicine, and it is history for the whole University of South Florida,” says Dr. Judy Genshaft, president of USF. “This is also history for an entire community and the nation.”
The new education center will focus on innovative ways to teach team-based care. The team-based care approach allows students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and physical therapy to focus on personalized medicine in an inter-professional team environment. The new six-story center will include a student-run free community clinic and state-of-the-art classrooms.
“Our vision for the Morsani College of Medicine could not be more clear or dramatic,” says Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of USF’s college of medicine
. “We intend to be the leaders of the revolution that will transform the future of health care education and health care delivery by creating a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”
The new Morsani College of Medicine building will be located at the southeast corner of Bruce B Downs Boulevard and Holly Drive at the site of the former USF medical clinic.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Sources: President Judy Genshaft, USF; Dr. Stephen Klasko, USF Health