ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 18, 2023) – Members of the media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of a new 38-foot mobile health unit that will improve access to healthcare throughout the Tampa Bay region.
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m.outside Harbor Hall (HBR) on the USF St. Petersburg campus. Speakers will include St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree and USF College of Nursing Dean Usha Menon.
The event will showcase the new Mo-Bull Nurse Medical Clinic and highlight how it will enhance health care accessibility for underserved populations while advancing nursing education. Complete with two exam rooms, a laboratory and diagnostic center with safe vaccine storage, and 5G cellular service, the Mo-Bull Clinic will be staffed with two advanced practice registered nurses, a patient care coordinator, faculty preceptor and serve as a clinical training site for undergraduate nursing students. It is set to begin this summer serving five critical areas of need in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
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The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.