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State of the College Address highlights preparation for the future

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The USF College of Public Health aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 26. “We really need to rein in and be clear about where we’re going, what our direction is and the important things we’d like to do,” she said. […]

USF Health/VA infectious diseases physician Sandra Gompf, MD, with Dr. Kyle at this year’s Amoeba Summit. After Dr. Gompf lost her 10-year-old son to amoebic meningoencephalitis, she and her husband, also a doctor, launched an Amoeba Season awareness campaign to help educate the public on ways to prevent the parasitic infection. (Photo by Christopher Rice)

Dr. Dennis Kyle is featured speaker at Amoeba Summit 2016

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University of South Florida researchers continue to hone the high-volume screening of compounds that may lead to optimal drugs to combat the rare but deadly infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Distinguished USF Health Professor Dennis Kyle, PhD, who has studied the parasite since the early 1980s, was a featured speaker Sept. 9 […]

Zebra finches (Photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications)

Stress bites! USF researchers study mosquito/bird interactions

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Research shows stressed-out birds more attractive to mosquitoes, raising fears birds exposed to stressors such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution, will be bitten more often and spread more West Nile virus. When researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) and colleagues investigated how the stress hormone, corticosterone, affects how birds cope with […]

Karen Liller, PhD, CPH, AAAS Fellow (Photo courtesy of Liller)

Dr. Karen Liller appointed to the FIVPAC

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Karen Liller has been appointed to the Florida Injury and Violence Prevention Advisory Council (FIVPAC) as the research committee chair for a three-year term which began on August 1. The FIVPAC was created to provide injury prevention research and practice expertise and to assist in the development, implementation and […]