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Public health leaders develop action plan urging research and collaboration to address gun safety

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USF Public Health Professor Karen Liller among the researchers presenting an unprecedented call to action in the American Journal of Public Health Tampa, FLA (Jan. 20, 2017) – As firearm-related deaths and injuries continue to rise, more attention is needed to develop strategies to mitigate mortality caused by firearms, according to public health researchers, including […]

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

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Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has been published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. USF College of Public […]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, highlighting the latest […]

USF among four state universities to study Zika and other diseases through CDC grant

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The University of South Florida will collaborate on a new $10 million grant from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study ways to help stop the Zika virus and other infectious diseases from spreading in the United States. Led by the University of Florida, the grant teams investigators from UF, USF, the University of […]