Mardi Gras + doctoral students = fun times in CFH

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They may have been miles away from Bourbon Street, but that didn’t stop a group of USF College of Public Health doctoral students from celebrating like New Orleanians.


The annual Community and Family Health doctoral student party featured a Mardi Gras theme in a Temple Terrace setting.   Hosted by Selma and William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH, the event included New Orleans inspired décor and traditional dishes like spicy Jambalaya, dirty rice, and succulent shrimp!



A King Cake courtesy of doctoral student Tony Panzera capped off the evening with festival flair.

Dr. Sappenfield is a professor and chair of the Department of Community and Family Health in the USF College of Public Health. He also directs the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center  for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The department offers more than 10 concentrations that lead to MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees, as well as several dual degrees, graduate certificates, and special programs.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Russell Kirby

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