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New OSHA Webpage and Fact Sheet on the Ebola Virus


 OSHA has issued a new web page on Ebola that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers.  It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources.  The page provides protection information for health care workers; airline and other travel industry personnel; mortuary […]

Jennifer M. Logan-Porter, MPH

Practice and passion go hand-in-hand for Jennifer Logan-Porter

| Academic & Student Affairs, EOH, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Alumni

“While I was a student, I prided myself on activities directly related to my interest and passion in public safety and well-being,” said College of Public Health graduate Jennifer Logan-Porter. Volunteering as an intern with Hillsborough County Emergency Management was one of those activities. Attending the 2006 Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference as a student member […]

Jodi Ray is project director for Florida Covering Kids & Families based at the USF College of Public Health. In 2013, she led more than 100 navigators across Florida, which had the second highest rate of uninsured in the country

USF ready to train more health insurance navigators

| CFH, Chiles Center, Monday Letter, Our People

Once again, the University of South Florida is stepping up to help people enter the health insurance marketplace. Signing up people for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act had its share of complications the last time, but it’s time to do it again. “We want a navigator that consumers are comfortable with,” said Jodi Ray, Project […]

Dr. Unnasch at an African village in the 1990s.

Dr. Thomsas Unnasch played a role in Ecuador’s elimination of river blindness

| COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Global Health, Intl Programs, Monday Letter, Our World

Major health organizations around the world are celebrating the elimination of river blindness in Ecuador, the second Latin American nation to announce the milestone. Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health at the USF College of Public Health, has been involved with numerous organizations in a long fight to eliminate the disease. […]


Harrell Center a local and international force in violence prevention

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our People, Undergraduate

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Like many entities directed at the greater public good, the USF College of Public Health’s Harrell Center was the product of a private philanthropist’s gift. James Harrell and his family wanted to do something to help eliminate family violence, and they acted on that desire. The result was a […]

From left: Dr. Adewale Troutman at Rollins College with Dr. Chet Evans and Dean David C.S. Richard.

Rollins names Dr. Adewale Troutman distinguished visiting scholar and invites to talk

| CFH, Monday Letter, Our Accolades

National Public health leader Dr. Adewale Troutman poses the question “What if we were equal?” as it pertains to social and moral issues of health care. The Rollins College Center for Health Innovation (CHI) kicked off its inaugural Heath Forum Series with Dr. Adewale Troutman, former president of the American Public Health Association. Dr. Troutman […]

From left:  Drs. Julie Baldwin and Carol Bryant, co directors of the Florida Prevention Research Center.

Passing the reins at the PRC

| CFH, Monday Letter, Our People, PRC

Florida Prevention Research Center’s Carol Bryant partners with Julie Baldwin on transition to 2016 retirement This month, Carol Bryant, PhD, distinguished USF Health professor and director of the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Public Health, will begin officially passing the torch to Julie Baldwin, PhD, professor […]

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Anniversary tour heads to Gasparilla

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, EOH, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Global Health, HPM, Monday Letter, Public Health Practice, Take Note!, Undergraduate

Ready to kick asphalt and run for booty? Members of the COPH community are invited to run, walk, jog, wog, skip and do whatever it takes to cross the Gasparilla Distance Classic finish line in an upright position!  There are multiple distances to choose from, and the college will have participants represented in all of […]

Jacqueline Wiltshire, PhD, MPH

Dr. Jacqueline Wiltshire appointed to new Alzheimer’s research board

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Dr. Jacqueline Wiltshire, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the USF College of Public Health, has been appointed to the state Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, a new entity created by the Florida Legislature during this year’s session to complement the new Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research […]