Monday Letter
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August 02, 2014

Anniversary tour heads to Orlando

  Join the USF College of Public Health for two key events at the Florida Public Health Association educational conference in Orlando. This year’s theme is “The Future is Now: Rethinking Public Health.” On Wednesday, July 30, Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH, senior associate vice president of USF Health and dean of the COPH, will addr... READ MORE »


Special events + 30 Years = a rocking anniversary

For some, it’s something to shun. For others, it’s a rite of passage. But, in the USF College of Public Health, it’s a reason to celebrate … for the next twelve months. Yes, we’re officially 30 years old, and we want the entire universe to know it! #usfcophrocks Join members of the COPH family for a game of “Show and Tel... READ MORE »


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Baby Emmanuel joins the COPH family

Gladys Bernett and husband Luis Manuel Valle welcomed Emmanuel Gabriel on Monday, July 7.  Emmanuel weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz.  “He is beautiful and healthy,” Gladys said via email a few days after delivery. “Mommy is exhausted, but recovering.”   Gladys Bernett, MBA, MHA, is director of program development for USF Health Panama. She is based at the City of Knowledge in the Republic of Panamá. Emmanuel is the couple’s first child.     READ MORE »

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Important Dates

August 2, 2014 • 5:10 PM - 9:10 PM

August 8, 2014 • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

August 8, 2014 • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

August 9, 2014 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Our Alumni

Residency program optimizes learning through clinical application

The USF College of Public Health’s Occupational Medicine Residency program recently held a luncheon to celebrate the graduation of its second-year residents, Dr. Delphine Fontcha, Dr. Vikas Jindal and Dr. Seth Parrish. The OMR Clas... READ MORE »

PhD mom Melody Schiaffino driven by ethical, moral imperatives

“I guess you could say life-changing!” exclaimed Melody Schiaffino of her time as a graduate student at the USF College of Public Health. A native of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Schiaffino (who lists a second hometown of Willard, Mo.) qualified the comment by noting that she gave birth to her so... READ MORE »

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