Bruce Mackey signing gift agreement

Bruce Mackey (seated at left) joins USF Health Senior Vice President and Morsani College of Medicine Dean Dr. Charles Lockwood (seated at right) signing the gift agreement. Standing from left are Dr. Guilherme Oliveira, Dr. Basil Cherpelis and Dr. Gopal Thinakaran.

Patient commits estate gift to advance women’s heart health, skin cancer research and Alzheimer’s caregiver education at USF

June 14, 2021

The University of South Florida Foundation today announced a $1.8 million estate gift to USF Health that will fund a women’s heart health professorship, dermatology research endowment and caregiver education programs at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center.

Community volunteer and USF Health patient Bruce Mackey made the gift in honor of his doctors Guilherme Oliveira and Basil Cherpelis. Read more