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It’s a surgery that’s been done for adults before, but never for children in the United States. Now, thanks to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriners Hospital on USF’s Tampa campus, an 8 year old girl from Iowa will one day be able to play the piano again. It’s all because of a ground-breaking surgery that replaced her cancer-ravaged upper arm with a device that will grow as she does. We’ll find out more about the procedure on this week’s University Beat.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) at Texas A&M University, talks about how the damage in Japan dwarves anything she saw during similar missions after hurricanes in the U.S. The former USF professor was previously profiled in this University Beat report.
Another former USF researcher, Dr. Eric Steimle, Program Manager for Applied Environmental & Ocean Sciences (AEOS), talks about how the remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are continuing to evolve.
Video of the AC-ROV underwater video camera and sensor platform as it scans the wreckage of a house in Rikuzentakata. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)
Sonar image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)
Video image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)
Dr. G. Douglas Letson, head of Moffitt Cancer Center's Sarcoma Program & Director of USF Health's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, talks about the procedure to remove Josalyn's upper arm bone & replace it with the expandable prosthesis. He also talks about what's next for the 8 year old girl's recovery.
Heidi Kaldenberg, Josalyn's mom, speaks at a press conference about her feelings during the whole ordeal.
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Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa