USF Delta Omega public health honor society named Chapter of Year

The University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Tau Chapter has received the “Chapter of the Year” Award from Delta Omega, the honorary society for graduate studies in public health.

The USF chapter was honored Nov. 8, 2010, during Delta Omega’s Annual Business Meeting at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The only other chapter recognized by Delta Omega was the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services’ Omega Chapter, which was named Active Chapter of the Year.

As “Chapter of the Year,” South Florida’s Tau Chapter was recognized for its year-long dedication and efforts in promoting excellence in public health academia and community service through Delta Omega. Some examples of the many activities and events hosted or co-hosted by the Tau Chapter throughout the year include:

• Sunshine Education & Research Center (SERC) Research Day
• USF Health Research Day
• Dean’s Lecture Series
• Service trips to Dominican Republic (March)  and Panama (May)
• Participation in the USF Health Service Corps
• “Health Ed for Everyone!” at Farm Workers Self Help in Dade City
• Annual Flu Shot Clinic
• Blood Drives
• Health fairs
• Step out for Diabetes Walk & Health Expo

Karen (Kay) Perrin, PhD, MPH, RN, director of Academic & Student Affairs at the USF College of Public Health, is president of the college’s Tau Chapter.

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