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IHSC volunteers return from Panama service project

June 1, 2011

USF students from the International Health Services Collaborative (IHSC) recently returned from an intensive weeklong service project in the community of Villas del Carmen, Panama. The IHSC team of 21 students from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences worked together to develop sustainable health projects in underserved communities of Panama. In order to improve the sustainability of the project, the IHSC partnered with the Panamanian Ministry of Health. Dr. Aleyda Tejeira and Dr. Angel Alonzo, the Regional Directors of […]

USF conference to address health implications of global water management

May 27, 2011

The USF College of Public Health will bring together international experts from various disciplines to focus on the global water crisis Tampa, FL (May 27, 2011) – The challenges and opportunities of sustaining a safe global water supply will be the focus of an upcoming University of South Florida College of Public Health conference bringing together international experts from academia, government, the military, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Registration is open for the free event, “Security and Stability Partnerships for Water: Their Impact on Health,” to be held June […]

Cleveland Clinic awards public health student's clinical research

May 4, 2011

University of South Florida College of Public Health student Jordan B. Markel, 22, was invited earlier this spring to travel to the Cleveland Clinic, where he presented his original research project “Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Complex Spinal Surgery: Impact of a Protocol Change at Children’s Hospital.” He was awarded third place and a $250 scholarship. The presentation was a part of Cleveland Clinic’s 4th Annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) representing students from all over the United States. The three-day program seeks to increase participation in research and medicine […]

Minorities born with heart defects at higher risk of early childhood death than whites

April 18, 2011

USF-led study shows that non-Hispanic black and Hispanic  infants with specific types of heart defects have poorer survival rates in the first five years of life than non-Hispanic white infants Tampa, FL (April 18, 2011) — Non-Hispanic black infants born with heart defects are more likely to die within the first five years of life than their non-Hispanic white and Hispanic peers.  For certain types of congenital heart abnormalities, Hispanic children as well as non-Hispanic black children fare worse than non-Hispanic white children. These findings, detailed in a new study by […]

USF at center of statewide effort to improve health of mothers and babies

April 7, 2011

For some women, it’s a matter of convenience. For others, the reasons are more pressing – a spouse about to be deployed, an obstetrician’s scheduled vacation, or the availability of a relative to provide childcare. But whatever the reason, early elective deliveries – deliveries scheduled before a baby reaches a full 39 weeks gestational age without a medical reason – are on the rise. It’s a trend researchers say can lead to serious consequences for babies including severe respiratory distress, learning disabilities, problems breastfeeding, and time spent in the neonatal […]

Maternal-child health leader named Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health

April 6, 2011

Tampa, FL (April 7, 2011) —  Annette Phelps, ARNP, MSN, family health services division director for the Florida Department of Health, has been named the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health for 2011 by the University of South Florida College of Public Health. The College bestows the award each year to a woman whose career accomplishments and leadership have contributed significantly to the field of public health in Florida. Phelps was honored during an awards ceremony April 6 at the Interdisciplinary Research Building in the USF Research Park. Annette Phelps, […]

Hillsborough Co. Family & Aging Services Director to join USF College of Public Health

April 5, 2011

David Rogoff will help shape the state’s public health workforce development to enhance disaster and emergency preparedness Tampa, FL (April 5, 2011) — David P. Rogoff, director of Hillsborough County’s Family and Aging Services Department, will join the University of South Florida College of Public Health to serve as Center Director for Public Health Preparedness and Training. He will begin the position in early May. The USF Center for Public Health Preparedness and Training that Rogoff will direct includes the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center and the Florida Public […]

USF celebrates National Public Health Week, April 4-10

March 21, 2011

Community events emphasize role of public health in preventing injuries The University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Tampa, will celebrate National Public Health Week, April 4 through 10, with a variety of free activities for the university and Tampa communities. The theme for this year’s event is “Safety is No Accident: Live Injury Free,” emphasizing the important role public health professionals play in helping ensure citizens live and work productively in safe environments. Among the highlights will be a “Focus on Home […]

National Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality appoints USF health disparities expert

March 3, 2011

For more than three decades, Adewale Troutman, MD, has tracked the social causes of health inequities in the United States, watching the awareness of key issues improve while the gaps in equality continue to widen. His expertise in health disparities, along with a drive to fully understand why the differences exist, has earned Dr. Troutman national recognition, including an appointment in January to the national Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, a group that reports directly to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Troutman joined […]

USF, UF hope to combat mosquito-borne diseases by joining Florida universities, private industry

February 8, 2011

Project’s long-term goal is to create new drugs for vector-borne diseases and get them to consumers faster, while tapping into economic opportunities If you think tropical diseases like malaria are no cause for concern in the United States, think again. In October a Jacksonville woman contracted malaria, despite not having traveled out of the country in a decade. Cases of dengue fever began appearing among tourists and residents in Key West in 2009 and continue to increase — the first reported dengue outbreaks since 1934. Health officials worry that more […]

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