COPH alumnae help incarcerated women in transition [video]

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USF College of Public Health alumnae Kimberlee (Krox) Roxburgh and Christine (Schilp) Mills have set out to restore hope to recently incarcerated women. As the co-founders of Hope Rises, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Little Rock, Ark., they aim to provide a comprehensive support program for previously incarcerated women and help them to achieve successful reentry […]

Dr. John Adams hosts malaria workshop with global reach

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The USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) is dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by infectious disease through the development of improved diagnostics, treatment and preventive mechanisms. Distinguished University Professor and GHIDR assistant director Dr. John Adams hosted a two week vivax malaria workshop in […]

COPH celebrates Outstanding Staff Award winners

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Three USF College of Public Health staff members, Megan Ditizio, Samantha Haylock and Tara Greer, were recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Staff Awards. Their achievements were celebrated at a ceremony in the USF School of Music Concert Hall on April 4, 2017. The event was hosted by President Judy Genshaft. She spoke about the importance […]

Class of 2017 leaves the COPH with the power to be the change the world needs

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“Your smiles have a different quality today. When you arrived the first day it’s a smile of extreme anxiety, but now your smile is one of confidence, optimism and hope of the great futures you will all have wherever your career paths take you,” USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen said. “You all […]

Alumnus Jan Rodriguez’s passion for non-profits

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“Public health is different in that you are giving a service that people actually need, and it can improve their livelihood,” said USF College of Public Health alumnus Jan Rodriguez. “I’ve always loved helping people and making them feel good. For me, it is all about the relationships with the patient.” Rodriguez received his bachelor’s […]

Amit Patel graduates with preventative care on his mind

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USF College of Public Health graduate Amit Patel began his undergraduate education in business before finding his passion for public health. Patel was first introduced to public health during his first semester at USF in a contemporary health class taught by Todd Wells, COPH alumnus and former director of the USF Center for Leadership and […]

From Haiti to Tampa, Lentz Dorcely finds his passion in infection control

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Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, USF College of Public Health graduate, Lentz Dorcely, immigrated to the United States to Miami, Fla. when he was six. Dorcely became introduced to public health while he for studying for biology during his undergraduate sophomore year at the University of South Florida. “I came across a book about disease detectives […]

Alumna Susan Webb blends anthropology and public health in a community garden

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Born and raised in Tampa, Fla., USF College of Public Health alumna Susan Webb has always been interested in helping her community. She began her education in the USF Department of Anthropology and earned her BA in 2009. While she was earning her undergraduate degree, she started taking public health classes and became interested in […]