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Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative Hospitals Re-Energized at Mid-Project Meeting


Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) hospitals from around the state met on October 27, 2014 to re-convene after one year since the initiative kick-off. Hospital teams gained a better understanding of quality improvement through presentations on Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles for implementing quality care changes and TeamSTEPPS strategies to improve teamwork and communication. A team […]

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Give Life Day at COPH an unqualified success

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The numbers are in from this year’s Give Life Day at COPH, the semi-annual service drive sponsored by the USF College of Public Health, and they spell success in any language. According to Ellen Kent, USF Health Service Corps coordinator, the Oct. 16 event yielded impressive numbers in every category. A blood drive took in […]

In Ms. Leavengood’s parting words, she reminded WLP attendees to “continue to learn throughout your lifetime.”

Lee Leavengood ’73 receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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One of the College of Public Health’s dedicated supporters, Lee Bird Leavengood, was recently honored as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by USF’s Women in Leadership and Philanthropy for her commitment and dedication in making a lasting impact on the university community and citizens. An important part of that commitment includes her inspirational support […]

Akilah Benton, MPH

Hometown commitment led Akilah Benton back to her roots

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“I believe there is no set formula for delivering health care,” said 2011 College of Public Health graduate Akilah Benton. “Rather, each situation must be examined through a holistic lens and treated in a manner respectful of cultural differences.” While working on her MPH, Benton participated in a research study that explored adapting Healthy Relationships, […]

Yehia Hammad, Sc.D.

USF SafetyFlorida Celebrates 15 Years of Protecting Florida Workers

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USF SafetyFlorida is the state’s free and confidential small business safety and health consultation program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, and administered by the College of Public Health under the direction of Dr. Yehia Hammad, director of the Industrial Hygienist Program in […]

Sierra Petrosky pictured with fellow Peace Corps volunteer Charile McKell and village children.

COPH Peace Corps volunteer writes first report home

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A Bull gone global, Sierra Petrosky, an MPH student in the College of Public Health, has officially become a rural community health volunteer in the country of Benin. The role she has taken is part of her training as a Peace Corps volunteer in conjunction with the Peace Corps Master’s International program. In her recently […]

Carol Bryant, PhD

Empowering Coalitions to Make a Difference in Public Health Issues

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Case study shows how USF’s Florida Prevention Research Center developed successful community programs that attracted the CDC’s attention The Florida Prevention Research Center at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health led a community-based obesity-prevention coalition to complete the Community-Based Prevention Marketing Policy Development process, following eight action steps and resulting in Better […]

From left:   Amber Patterson, Dr. Jennifer Marshall and Jerchelle Jean-Poix

Dr. Jennifer Marshall and team chosen to evaluate infant mental health initiative

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The Hillsborough County Early Childhood Council has called upon Dr. Jennifer Marshall and her research team to evaluate the county’s Infant Mental Health Uniting Grant. Marshall, a research assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, has a long relationship with the council. “I have worked […]


Dean Petersen reports on college at annual address

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For 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health — at home and around the world. Without question, the state of the college is robust. Join Dean Donna Petersen for her annual State of the College Address, where she will report on current affairs, reflect on […]

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 […]