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USF undergraduate public health program ranked No. 1 among nation’s best for veterans

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College Factual ranks the College of Public Health as top undergraduate choice for veterans Tampa, FL (July 1, 2015) — The undergraduate public health program at the University of South Florida ranks No. 1 in College Factual’s  “Top10 Veteran-Friendly Public Health Schools” list, which was featured in a Military Times article this week. College Factual […]

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Masters candidate Mindy Spyker receives Borlaug Fellowship for research in Tanzania

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“My practice is ­­research and program development,” said USF College of Public Health student Mindy Spyker. “My passion is for strong families and full bellies.” Spyker’s passion is reflected in her recent U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant for next year. According to the organization’s website, Borlaug research grants are awarded […]

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USF COPH hosts inaugural DrPH summer intensive training

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This summer, USF’s College of Public Health welcomed the first ever summer intensive training cohort of DrPH students from June 15-19, organized by Dr. Kate Wolfe-Quintero, director of the DrPH program. The DrPH program features advanced public health education and training designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in practice-based settings such as health departments, […]

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Together we will save lives [VIDEO]

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Fact: Injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults. USF College of Public Health research and interventions have led to declines in mortality and morbidity. By advocating policy changes, like Florida’s mandatory child bicycle helmet law that became effective on Jan. 1, 1997, public health researchers are saving lives. Bicycle helmet […]

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Sunshine Education and Research Center links multiple disciplines to improve the wellbeing of workers

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Founded in 1997 by a training grant supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Sunshine Education and Research Center at the USF College of Public Health stemmed from an industrial hygiene training program grant in the late 1980s. “NIOSH has several charters,” explained Dr. Thomas Bernard, chair and professor in Environmental […]

Students and faculty flaunt their USF pride on-site in Panama

Public health undergraduates experience Panama for the first time

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“It was very, very successful,” said Deidre Orriola, instructor of the USF College of Public Health’s first undergraduate course held in Panama, which concluded June 1. At the end of May, a group of 12 undergraduate students, one staff member and one faculty member traveled to Panama for an eight-day, three-credit-hour class. Orriola taught the […]

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USF OSHA training center establishes host partnership with Florida National University

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The USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be delivering occupational safety and health training at the FNU Hialeah Campus, starting August 2015. Miami, FL (June 19, 2015)—The USF OTIEC has established the host partnership with FNU because of its commitment to serving the South Florida community and its mission to contribute to the educational […]

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Dr. Troy Quast investigates link between quality and cost of health care for diabetic patients

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Dr. Troy Quast suggests opportunities exist for improving quality of care with minimal effects on cost Tampa, FL (June 22, 2015) – Are higher costs in health care for diabetes patients always associated with higher quality goods and services? Not necessarily, writes Troy Quast, PhD, in the June issue of the American Journal of Managed […]