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Jayme Coyle presents at SOT 2014

Toxicology researchers present at Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting

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Researchers in the USF College of Public Health recently attended the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 53rd Annual Meeting.  The group convened in Phoenix, Arizona on March 23-27. The USF delegation included students Jake Bourgeois and Jayme Coyle and faculty Giffe Johnson, PhD, and Marie Bourgeois, PhD.  Between the four of them, they presented a total […]

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It’s National Public Health Week START HERE

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April 7-13 is National Public Health Week. Don’t know where to celebrate?  Well, look no farther than the USF College of Public Health. National Public Health Week is sponsored by the American Public Health Association.  Since 1995, the group declared the first week in April as “a time to recognize the contributions of public health […]

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Isabella Chan wins top anthropology student research award

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Isabella Chan is the recipient of the 2013 Peter K. New Student Research Award.  A doctoral student in the USF College of Public Health, Chan’s selection was based on her winning a student research competition sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology (SAA). The presentation took place at the 74th Annual Meeting for the Society […]

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Dads count at annual maternal and child health symposium

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The Maternal & Child Health Student Organization spring symposium is Friday, April 11 at the USF College of Public Health. “Dads Count too!” is the theme for the 5th annual event. Held in conjunction with National Public Health Week, this year’s symposium focuses on paternal involvement in maternal and child health, but also includes a […]

(l,r) Ryan Ortega, Michael Bair, and Robert Bair (not pictured) took 1st place honors at the 2nd Annual Healthcare Innovation & Venture Student Competition

Solar sterilization product earns Ryan Ortega 1st Place Honors

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On March 19, Ryan Ortega and his executive team swept the judges away at the 2nd Annual Healthcare Innovation & Venture Student Competition. The first place team consisted of Ortega, a USF College of Public Health student studying global communicable diseases, Michael Bair, a mechanical engineer in the medical device industry, and Robert Bair, an […]

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IHSC members foster partnership between USF Health and Panama over spring break

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In March, 24 students and professionals from the USF International Health Service Collaborative (IHSC) embarked on a service-learning trip to the rural mountain town of Chicá, Panama, located about two hours away from Panama City. The organization’s interdisciplinary focus is fueled by the valuable skill sets of its members. This year’s mission trip included volunteers […]

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Katheryne Downes Selected to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Ms. Katheryne Downes is one of 19 scholars from the United States invited to attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.  She joins 600 of the most qualified young researchers from around the world selected to represent their countries at the meeting on June 29-July 4. Nominees are evaluated on stringent criteria, including […]

Barbara Kennedy, MS, MPH, co-coordinator of the USF COPH PCMI program, pictured with Skype profiles of Jessica Chambless and Folashade Osibanjo.

Peace Corps: It’s the gift you give and receive

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On February 23-March 1, the USF College of Public Health joined organizations around the country for a week-long celebration known as Peace Corps Week. This annual event was established to commemorate the organization’s creation by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. Festivities included a viewing of the movie Blood Brother, a community service […]

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President Genshaft invites Dr. Rita DeBate to lead Healthy Campus initiative

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Professor Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, FAED, is co-chair of the Healthy Campus 2020 Steering Committee, a group tasked with improving the overall health and wellness of USF students. In May 2011, the USF System President issued a proclamation in support of the “Exercise is Medicine” movement. “Soon thereafter, a task force was established to explore […]

Bulls classify the health of a river during the summer 2012 Malaysia Public Health Study Abroad Program

Get lessons in health and life from study abroad to Malaysia

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What happens when Southeast Asia is combined with communicable disease prevention programs and community health? The result is a new USF College of Public Health summer study abroad program based in Malaysia.   As our world rapidly becomes more and more globalized, organizations in every field seek employees not only with a degree and experience, […]