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Public health graduates future heroes

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“Never doubt that a single individual can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has—Margaret Mead,” said Dr. Kay Perrin, interim associate dean for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in USF College of Public Health. This is one of many graduation-related ‘charges’ issued to the Class of 2016. On […]

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Dr. Karen Liller scores big for sports injury prevention

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“We are working hard to bring injury prevention to the forefront. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults, from motor vehicle injuries to sport injuries; it is a huge public health problem,” said Dr. Karen Liller, USF College of Public Health professor in the Department of Community and Family Health. […]

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FPQC wins state-wide Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, received the Florida Blue Foundation’s 2016 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Organization. The FPQC was selected as winner of this prestigious award out of 112 nominations and 13 finalists from around the state. […]

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Halting hookah use among undergraduate students

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The prevalence of current cigarette use has declined, according to the 2014 Surgeon General’s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking-50 Years of Progress. However, there is significant evidence showing an increase in use of alternate tobacco products including hookah, especially among young adults. As a result, the recommendation in the Surgeon General’s report was to […]