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Public Health ally receives global leadership award at summer commencement

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The University of South Florida presented Dr. Jorge Motta with the President’s Global Leadership Award at summer commencement Aug. 9. The award recognizes “exemplary accomplishments in international leadership or global relations.” It is the latest of multiple accolades for Motta, whose previous recognitions include the Gorgas Medal and the James D. Bruce Memorial Award for […]

Public Health joins U.S. Rep. Castor and CDC top immunization specialist to boost HPV vaccine campaign

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor today hosted the nation’s top immunizations specialist, Dr. Anne Schuchat, who warned that while recent outbreaks of infectious diseases have garnered international attention, the public should not forget about those infections like HPV that can be prevented with vaccines.  The human papilloma virus still causes thousands of deaths each year nationwide.  A safe, highly effective vaccine for […]

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New Playbook for Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries from the National Quality Forum


The National Quality Forum’s Maternity Action Team just launched the Playbook for the Successful Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries. This document is intended to provide guidance and strategies for those still struggling to lower EED rates. There are still areas in the country finding it difficult to achieve successes in reducing the Early Elective Deliveries, […]

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Anniversary tour heads to Ray Jay

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Horns up! The USF College of Public Health is hosting a party at Raymond James Stadium and everyone is invited. Meet up with COPH faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends for a Bullish time at the first football game of the season. The college is providing food and non-alcoholic drinks.  Secure a reduced-price ticket […]

John Adams and Dennis Kyle in Ecuador

COPH professors deliver keynote talks in Ecuador

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Distinguished USF College of Public Health Professors John Adams and Dennis Kyle delivered keynote talks at two recent international workshops, the Latin-American Network of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and the National Meeting of Infectious Disease Research and Tropical Medicine. The meetings were held on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador […]

Participants in the summer GIS student poster session

Students display formidable works at summer GIS poster session

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Students presented research projects based on using geographic information systems to illustrate public health issues at the 2014 GIS Summer Poster Session July 17 in the College of Public Health lobby. It was the fourth GIS poster session, and its organizers were quick to note the increased sophistication of the work over that of previous […]

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Four awards in two weeks for women’s health

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In the first two weeks of July, the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health learned it will receive four grants. The awards are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Girls on the Run International and the American Cancer Society. Founded in 2012, CTR-WH is an innovative multidisciplinary academic and community partnership committed to […]


College networking forum breaks 2,000-member mark

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On Tuesday, July 29, at 1:18 p.m., the USF College of Public Health reached a major milestone—more than 2,000 members in the college’s official group on LinkedIn. A professional networking site with more than 300 million members in 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn is “a professional version of Facebook,” said Natalie D. Preston, COPH director […]

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Residency program optimizes learning through clinical application

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The USF College of Public Health’s Occupational Medicine Residency program recently held a luncheon to celebrate the graduation of its second-year residents, Dr. Delphine Fontcha, Dr. Vikas Jindal and Dr. Seth Parrish. A specialty that is not very well known even in the medical industry, occupational medicine is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that concentrates […]