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Anniversary tour heads to Orlando

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  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 address […]

Dr. John Adams named Distinguished University Health Professors

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Public Health’s John Adams, PhD, and Nursing’s Kevin Kip, PhD, FAHA, were each recently named Distinguished University Health Professor, USF Health’s highest recognition for faculty. Dr. Adams, professor in the Department of Global Health in the USF College of Public Health, joined USF in 2007 and is one of the world’s leading experts on the immunobiology of malaria. He […]

Carol Bryant

Florida Prevention Research Center planning launch of training website

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The USF College of Public Health’s Florida Prevention Research Center held a strategic planning session with its national advisory committee in June, immediately after the conclusion of the Social Marketing Conference.  The meeting provided PRC with valuable insights into revising its social marketing training website, said Mahmooda Pasha, a COPH doctoral student who heads the […]

MPH students and “Vaccine Ambassadors” Taylor Caragan (in green) and Rudith Laine talk with a reporter about the HPV vaccination initiative.

“Vaccine Ambassadors” help kick off HPV vaccination awareness campaign

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Led by Drs. Ellen M. Daley and Cheryl A. Vamos, a team of PhD and MPH students from the Department of Community and Family Health is working to increase awareness about the benefits of HPV vaccination in Hillsborough County. Dubbed the “Vaccine Ambassadors” by the Tampa Tribune after the successful kick-off of an HPV vaccination […]

The OMR Class of 2014 pictured with program administrators

Residency program optimizes learning through clinical application

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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. A specialty that is not very well known even in the medical industry, occupational medicine is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that concentrates […]

Jessica Gibson, a public health graduate student and president of the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization, presented a book donation to librarian Sathyanarayanan Mundayoor in Roing, India.

India book drive comes full circle

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In April, the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence announced a book drive for children in the Himalayas.  The initiative was in collaboration with RIWATCH, the Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage, to promote reading for children in rural areas.  The month-long drive resulted in the collection of four boxes […]

Members of the VaccineLink Team include (from left): Arturo Rebollón, MD, Dr. Jaime Morano, MD, April Schenck, MBA, Viviana Delgado, Meghan Borysova, PhD, and Dawood Sultan, PhD.

VaccineLink campaign kicks off in Winter Haven

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A team of USF Health researchers launched VaccineLink-Conexión de Salud at the Education, Health & Wellness Expo in Winter Haven, Fla., on Saturday, July 12.   The event attracted more than 400 people who received information about local universities, community organizations, health and insurance providers and food services.  VaccineLink organizers implemented e-surveys and shared educational […]

The COPH walkers posed for a pre-walk photo with Dr. Armstrong (far left) and Kim Barnhill, MPH, the 2012 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health (far right).  They include from left:  Tobi Ozoya, Carly Truett, Danny Ramon, Nikki Demetriou, Abby Wold, Adam Slotnick, Michele Tighe, Brian Brijbag and Ila Jones. Not pictured: Ellen Kent

Students get their walk on with Florida’s health leaders  

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It’s 6:00 on Wednesday morning. Most college students are barely awake.  Not so for an eager bunch of USF College of Public Health students.  Instead of sleeping in, they opted to rise with the sun for an opportunity to work out with Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong, MD.   In town for a meeting with […]

Gladys Bernett son

Baby Emmanuel joins the COPH family

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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 […]

Erika Thompson wtih Acting Surgeon General Lushniak

Erika Thompson takes a walk (and selfie) with the surgeon general

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Community and family health doctoral student Erika Thompson attended Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak’s keynote address at the annual American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.  The event was held May 27-31 in Orlando, Fla. According to Thompson, Rear Admiral Lushniak enthusiastically described the role of the surgeon general’s office commenting that it is more than […]