Monday Letter
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November 27, 2014

Thanks, Sam [video]

“Without Sam Bell there would be no COPH,” said Dr. Heather Stockwell, founding faculty member in epidemiology and biostatistics. “Before our college was formed, there were no schools of public health in Florida. It was through the vision and leadership of Sam Bell that our college was formed and its funding secured in its early years so that... READ MORE »


A season of kindness. A day to give. Dec. 2, 2014.

In observance of Giving Tuesday, the USF College of Public Health presents a 24-hour online giving campaign dedicated to student scholarships.  Supporters of the college can make online gifts from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Strategically placed after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, GivingTuesday coin... READ MORE »


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COPH observes World Prematurity Day with reflection and optimism

The March of Dimes marks its annual World Prematurity Day on Monday, Nov. 17. Notably, the USF College of Public Health is home to two leaders in prematurity research, Dr. William Sappenfield and Dr. Russell Kirby. Sappenfield, professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Health and director of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, is a recipient of the 2013 Roy Pitkin Award for Research Excellence. Kirby is Distinguished USF Professor and Merrill ... READ MORE »

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Dr. Hanifa M. Denny makes her mark in the U.S. and abroad

Since completing her public health doctorate at the USF College of Public Health, Dr. Hanifa M. Denny has been making her mark in the field domestically and abroad.  Among her successes as an associate professor at Diponegoro University in Semarang, Indonesia, she has secured research grants, mento... READ MORE »

COPH brought everything together for Dr. Hana Osman

“As you know, the general population doesn’t really know much about public health – and I was no different from most people,” said Dr. Hana Osman, associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the USF College of Public Health. Osman said a conversation ... READ MORE »

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