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COPH alumni make a difference in public health through service opportunities with FEMACorps

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The USF College of Public Health’s Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief program in the Department of Global Health has partnered with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps’ FEMACorps program to provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to gain experience in the field of emergency management. AmeriCorps NCCC FEMACorps members and leaders work in […]

Cheryl Vamos, PhD,  MPH

Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley Present at the National Health Literacy Research Conference

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Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Ellen Daley delivered two presentations at the National Health Literacy Research Conference in Bethesda, Md., Nov. 3-4. The conference serves as an “interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research. It is an opportunity to advance the field of health literacy, a method to raise the quality of our research, […]

Aisha Bhimla (second from right) at a staff dinner in Malaysia

Aisha Bhimla ties together social and public health for goals of equity

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When Toronto native Aisha Bhimla entered the USF College of Public Health, she was uncertain where her interests in global health and social determinants of epidemiology would take her. “I was unsure about where specifically I wanted to end up with my MPH degree,” she said.  “I generally wanted to gain skills that would allow […]

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, U.S. DHHS Sec. Sylvia Burwell, and USF’s Jodi Ray at the USF Health Nav-Lab

HHS Secretary visit highlights outreach and enrollment by USF Health Navigators and statewide partners

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With enrollment starting for year two of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell paid a visit Nov. 17 to the community outreach and enrollment event hosted by USF Health navigators. Sec. Burwell toured the “Nav-Lab” set up in the USF Marshall Student Center with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor and […]

Dean Donna Petersen and public health students strike a bullish pose.

Double your dollars and multiply your impact for COPH on Giving Tuesday

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In observance of Giving Tuesday, the USF College of Public Health presents a 24-hour online giving campaign dedicated to student scholarships.  Supporters of the college can make online gifts from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Strategically placed after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, Giving Tuesday coincides with the start of […]

Clayton suited up in personal protective equipment during her pre-deployment training.  Her hair would be tied back when wearing PPE in Sierra Leone.

Ebola deployment a lasting life experience for Dr. Heather Clayton

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Hand-washing stations, quarantine checkpoints, burial teams, and ambulances traversing the countryside were new sights for Dr. Heather Clayton, 2010 College of Public Health PhD graduate, who said she had only vaguely imagined that level of ground-zero public health duty before deploying to Sierra Leone this fall as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s role […]

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Intends To Support Youth Mental Health Initiative

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Starting on the local level to help answer a national need, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners intends to support a youth mental health initiative with funding from Hillsborough County Health Care Plan. The potential initiative is led by USF Health faculty members Dr. Adam Lewin (lead investigator), Dr. Alison Salloum and Dr. Eric […]