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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 […]

Upcoming Grants from Federal Agency Weekly

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National Institutes of Health March 28, 2014 NOT-AG-14-013: Notice of NIA Participation in RFA-NS-14-010 “NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25)” NOT-AG-14-014: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging (P30) NOT-CA-14-036: Notice of Expiration of PAR-14-013 […]

FY14 DOD CDMRP Program Pre-Announcements RELEASED!

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The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement.  FY14 pre-announcements can […]

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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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Dr. Henian Chen publishes two maternal and child health articles

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Biostatistician Henian Chen, MD, PhD recently published two articles. The first titled “Sex-specific effects of fetal exposure to the 1959–1961 Chinese Famine on risk of adult hypertension” is in the April issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal. Wendy N. Nembhard, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, and Heather G. Stockwell, ScD, professor emeritus, are […]

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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 […]

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Dr. William Sappenfield contributes to award winning research on 39-weeks initiative

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The 2014 Roy M. Pitkin Award is presented to a team of maternal and child health researchers committed to decreasing elective deliveries. The USF College of Public Health’s William M. Sappenfield, MD, MPH, is a contributing author to their award winning research, “A multistate quality improvement program to decrease elective deliveries before 39 weeks of […]