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René R. Salazar, PhD, CIH

Dr. René Salazar faculty liaison in rural worker health and safety study

| Academic & Student Affairs, EOH, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Research

Dr. Rene Salazar, assistant professor in the USF College of Public Health, has been selected to serve as faculty representative on a rural worker health and safety research project. Known as “Campos a Casa,” or “Fields to Home,” the community engagement initiative assesses rural workers’ awareness of environmental and occupational health and safety. The project […]

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COPH rocks and so do our alumni [VIDEO]

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Do you know a few super USF Public Health grads? Of course you do, so why not Nominate-a-Bull (or two or three) for the COPH’s inaugural alumni awards. The celebratory event is on Saturday, May 2.  Nominations are accepted through Jan. 30.  Click here for more details. Questions may be directed to Jessica Grossman at […]

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Tips on how to be realistic with and successful in keeping New Year’s resolutions

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Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at the University of South Florida, knows a thing or two about New Year’s resolutions. Forty-five percent of Americans make resolutions at the beginning of the year, she said, but only 8 percent manage to keep them. “Number one resolution: Losing weight,” she said. Stacey Scheckner, a […]

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Public health graduates ready to put passions, new concentration to practice in 2015

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At the close of every semester, the USF College of Public Health honors its graduates before they embark on their professional endeavors.  Students file the stresses of their final semesters in “the past” and prepare themselves for their individual paths – graduate programs, fellowships, careers – whatever the future may hold! On Friday, Dec. 12, […]

Florida Outstanding Woman Award

Know an outstanding woman? Nominate her.

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The University of South Florida College of Public Health recognizes the contributions that women make to the field and honors them annually with the Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health Award.  Nominations are currently being accepted for 2015. Over the past 25 years, the college honored women who served as an agent of collaboration, force […]

Lisa Nugent promotes the Wellness Warriors app at a Tampa Bay health fair.

Public Health is a revelation turned dream career for MPH grad Lisa Nugent

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For Tampa native Lisa Nugent, a single public health course touched off a career revelation that answered the directional question mark haunting many energetic, knowledge-hungry youth. “I knew I wanted to go to grad school, but didn’t know what for,” she said. “I took a public health course, Contemporary Health Sciences, as an undergrad, and […]

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“Spring WOW” launches new semester for COPH undergrads

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The Office of Undergraduate Studies at the USF College of Public Health collaborated with the Undergraduate Public Health Student Association to host its first Spring WOW event Jan. 8. The “WOW” in the name stands for “Week of Welcome.” The event was coordinated by the USF Office of New Student Connections. Aimed at launching the […]

Pamela Guevara Birriel

COPH doctoral student plans to use degrees to benefit needy communities

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The definition of public health differs from person to person.  To some, the study concerns the overall population’s health.  To others, it focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle.  To fourth-year PhD student Pamela Guevara, public health offers an opportunity to reach out to the sometimes overlooked communities in today’s world. “I truly want to reach […]