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Funmilayo Olaoye

Graduate student Funmilayo Olaoye uses “international language” for prevention education

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“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” Funmilayo Olaoye wrote from Uganda on her USF blog in early September. “How time flies. I can’t believe 8 weeks is over and it’s time for me to return to the United States. I write this with uncontrollable tears rolling down my cheeks. The farewell song that the children […]

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Institute Scholar Application Deadline Oct. 3

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The Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health is a federally funded* state-of-the-art research education program that teaches the practical skills of translational and implementation science in the field of adolescent behavioral health. The institute and its outstanding institute scholars work with community partners, academic mentors and national mentors to advance the field of […]

Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH

Universal lust for life and service drive Dr. Jason Salemi

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“I love that we public health professionals are collectively invaluable cogs in the wheel of the world’s health,” COPH grad Dr. Jason Salemi said. “We fight for the right to health for every living person on our planet, and we are charged with ensuring that those rights are not disproportionately applied to those that may […]

Karen Liller, PhD

Dr. Karen Liller appears on SMART podcast published on British Medical Journal website

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Dr. Karen Liller, professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, USF College of Public Health, was a recent guest on USF’s Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute (SMART) Sports Injury Registry podcast, interviewed by Dr. Barbara Morris, director of SMART. The entire podcast is available on the British Medical Journal website, which […]

Christine McGuire-Wolfe. PhD

Drs. McGuire-Wolfe and Haiduven screen first responders for Hep C and HIV

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USF College of Public Health researchers Christine McGuire-Wolfe, PhD, CPH, EMT-P, and Donna Haiduven, PhD, RN, CIC, are co-authors on a publication entitled “Participation in a Hepatitis C and HIV Screening Program Among Emergency Responders in a Suburban Fire Department.”  The study is in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. McGuire-Wolfe is […]

Jodi Ray, project director for Florida Covering Kids & Families based at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, leads more than 100 navigators across Florida, which has the second highest rate of uninsured in the country.

FL ‘Navigator’ Grants Total $6.8M, almost $5.4M to USF

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The University of South Florida has been awarded by far the largest grant in the state to hire “navigators” who help uninsured people sign up for health insurance coverage through the federal Marketplace, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. Only two other Florida organizations won  navigator grants: the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, $871,275, […]

Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH

Drs. Salemi and Salihu report on opioid drug use and impact on morbidity, mortality and medical care

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USF College of Public Health researchers Jason Salemi, PhD, MPH, Hamisu Salihu, MD, PhD, and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Maternal Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy and Its Impact on Perinatal Morbidity, Mortality, and the Costs of Medical Care in the United States.”  The study is in the recent issue of Journal of Pregnancy. […]

L to R: Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health, Robert Hamlin and Sam Bell.

An Idea Whose Time Had Come: Florida’s First College of Public Health

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“USF was chosen as the place for Florida’s College of Public Health,” Dr. Peter Levin wrote in 1984, “because of the broad base of knowledge found in the many colleges of the University and the unique Tampa location.” Levin, the college’s first dean, expounded further, noting that not only faculty from the colleges of medicine […]

From left: USF’s team behind the WHO Center include: Tali Schneider, MPH, COPH research associate; Distinguished Health Professor Carol Bryant, PhD, COPH; Wayne Westhoff, PhD, COPH associate professor global health; Linda Whiteford, PhD, MPH, professor of anthropology & COPH affiliate faculty; Jim Lindenberger, director of the Social Marketing Group; and, Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha, MHS, COPH doctoral student and center administrator.  

Not pictured:  Twenty-First Century Scholar James Mihelcic, PhD, professor of engineering; Rowena Merritt, PhD, COPH affiliate faculty; Kathy Anderson, PhD, COPH affiliate faculty; Lisa Brown, PhD, associate professor  in the College of Behavioral and Community Services; Mike McCarthy, PhD; and,  Alyssa Mayer, MPH, COPH doctoral student.

USF College of Public Health Becomes World Health Organization Collaborating Center

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The World Health Organization has designated the USF College of Public Health as a WHO Collaborating Center for Social Marketing and Social Change to address non-communicable diseases. With the designation of WHO CC on Social Marketing, USF College of Public Health joins a select group of centers around the world. Appointed by the WHO director-general, […]