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Archive for April, 2012

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Global Health Student is granted the HSHPS Award to carry out the 2012 Internship in Tropical Diseases and Global Health in Ecuador

| Featured News, Monday Letter, Our World

Ms. Bridget Leivan (Department of Global Health, University of South Florida) and Leonardo Martinez (Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University) have been granted the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Scholarship to carry out the 2012 Internship in Tropical Diseases and Global Health in Ecuador.  Public health students from all across the […]

Upcoming Student Service Events and Research Opportunities

| Monday Letter, Students

Students can click here: http://health.usf.edu/ahec/USFHealthServicesCorps/hscevents.htm to see Spring 2012 Service Corps Opportunities (http://health.usf.edu/NR/rdonlyres/434E2C03-B2DF-4FF6-A45E-61D282DBF03D/0/Spring2012ServiceCorpsOpportunities.pdf) for the most up to date, comprehensive listing of events and projects, which are arranged by categories and  the Service Corps Calendar (http://my.calendars.net/servicecorps) to view upcoming events in chronological order.        Here is our next great event:  Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. (rain date of May 19th). Springtime “Spruce Up” Project! […]

GH Alum Matt Tucker Receives Award

| Academic & Student Affairs, Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Alumni

  Dr. Matt Tucker & Dr. Dennis Kyle Dr. Matthew Tucker (Global Health PhD, 2010) returned to campus last week to receive the USF Outstanding Dissertation Award. Professor Karen Liller, Dean of the Graduate School, presided over the “Scholars of Excellence” celebration and she introduced Matt with comments about his outstanding work. Dr. Tucker is […]

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USF malaria research showcased on Capitol Hill

| Monday Letter, Our People

Six years ago USF had no researchers working on malaria.   Today, more than 60 faculty members, staff and students are tackling major challenges needed to end malaria, a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne disease that killed more than 650,000 people last year — overwhelmingly children in sub-Saharan Africa That accomplishment didn’t escape the notice of the Malaria Policy […]

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$1.7 million NIH grant to Public Health will build research skills while helping adolescents

| Current Funding, ITRABH, Monday Letter

From left, Dr. Tom Massey, Dr. Julie Baldwin, Dr. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, and Donna Burton USF graduate students and community professionals will gain stronger research skills for addressing drug abuse and other behavioral health problems in children and adolescents with the help of a $1.72 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The […]

CFH Faculty Publish Article – Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Percentage of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Attributable to Overweight and Obesity, Florida, 2004-2007

| Monday Letter, Our Research

Kim SY, England LJ, Sappenfield W, Wilson HG, Bish C, Salihu H, Sharma A.  Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Percentage of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Attributable to Overweight and Obesity, Florida, 2004-2007.  Preventing Chronic Disease 2012; 9:11_0429.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110249 Abstract Introduction Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects 3% to 7% of pregnant women in the United States, and Asian, […]

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COPH alumnus brings the health department to the classroom

| Academic & Student Affairs, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Public Health Practice

Todd Patrick, MPH (PHP,’09) is the Area 6 prevention training consultant and HIV/AIDS surveillance coordinator for the Hillsborough County Health Department in Tampa. However, he also doubles as an instructor in the college’s undergraduate program. For the second semester in a row, Patrick taught “Critical Issues in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in America.”  The class explores the history […]