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25th USF Health Research Day: A celebration of research and collaboration

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our People, Undergraduate

The hubbub started early Feb. 20 as young scientists filled the Marshall Center Ballroom to post their research posters. It was Tampa’s coldest morning so far, and veteran Research Day organizers agreed that moving the event to the Marshall Center was wise, recalling the chilly, windy, concrete-laden breezeways that held Research Day for more than […]

COPH alumna Kristin Steffen is an avid half marathon runner. “I completed my first Gasparilla Race Weekend challenge – the Lime Cactus challenge.  2 days, 14.2 miles.” Kristin is a project manager/contract administrator with USF Health.

Team #USFCOPHRocks! rocked Gasparilla

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, EOH, Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Our People, Students, Undergraduate

Team #USFCOPHRocks! showed up and showed out for the 2015 Gasparilla Distance Classic. Almost 60 students, alumni, faculty, staff, significant others, children, and at least one parent kicked asphalt in a public health running of the Bulls.  The college had representatives participate on Saturday, Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 22, plus some ambitious folks who […]

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COPH, MCHSO team with Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida for East Coast’s first milk drive

| Academic & Student Affairs, CFH, COPH Home Page Feed, Monday Letter, Our People, Students, Undergraduate

The USF College of Public Health and Mother’s Milk Bank of Florida are holding the state’s first breast-milk drive on Friday, April 10, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa. In fact, the drive will be the first of its kind ever on the East Coast, […]

Jenna Oberstaller, PhD

Dr. Jenna Oberstaller receives NRSA postdoctoral fellowship

| Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Accolades

Dr. Jenna Oberstaller, postdoctoral scholar in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.  The award provides funding for three years to study an under-explored area of malaria parasite gene regulation to identify key players […]

2015 USF Health Research Day

| Research Blog

Congratulations to all of the College of Public Health participants in the 2015 USF Health Research Day. Overall, there was a total 56 Public Health posters. Forty-seven  of the 56 posters were from masters and doctoral students, 2 from faculty, 3 post-docs, and 4 from staff members. We are already looking forward to the 2016 […]

The newest cohort of Institute Scholars showing their USF Bull Pride

The Institute Welcomes Fourteen New Scholars!


On February 13, 2015, Institute faculty and staff welcomed the third cohort of Institute Scholars. Scholars attended an Institute Orientation where they learned about exciting opportunities available to them in the Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health. Scholars are a diverse group representing community agencies as well as being graduate students in […]

Jemal Gishe, PhD, MSc, BSc

COPH researchers report on cancer disparities in Florida hospitals

| Academic & Student Affairs, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Global Health, Monday Letter, Our Research, Students

USF College of Public Health student researchers Dr. Jemal Gishe, Angella Hanciles and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Minority Use of a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Non-specialty Hospitals in Two Florida Regions.”  The study is in the January issue of Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.   Dr. Jemal […]

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Institute Scholars to Present Results of Service-Learning Research Projects

| CFH, Featured News, ITRABH, Monday Letter, Students, Take Note!

The second cohort of Institute Scholars is preparing to present the final results of its service-learning research projects nationally at the 28th annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa on March 22-25. The Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health will have a special track at […]

Sappenfield Award

Dr. William Sappenfield adds HRSA Director’s Award to list of recognitions

| CFH, Chiles Center, Monday Letter, Our Accolades

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. William Sappenfield never entered traditional medical practice. While finishing his residency, he decided he wanted to enter academics, instead. Following the advice of his father, a professor and associate dean at a medical school, he applied to an NIH-CDC research training program. “I fell in love with public health,” said Sappenfield, […]