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Student service events and research information for the week of September 30th

| Monday Letter, Student Service Opportunities

Student Service Updates

Recent Events:

Did you know?  

Who ever thought that weeding a garden could be so much fun?  Our COPH students   had a great time contributing to our recent Gardening Service Day on Friday, September 20th, with the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force.  Our students helped the refugees to clear their summer garden to prepare for the fall gardening season.  Additional photos can be viewed at Gardening Service Day  and more information about the garden is available at Refugee Garden Oasis.

lateafternoongroupsmall And guess what?  We have been invited to garden with the refugees again on October 12th! Details will be forthcoming in the Fall Service Corps website that will soon be posted at USF Health Service Corps Sponsored Events & Projects.

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In the meantime, here is a great service event that our COPH students may wish to participate in along with other USF Health students:

Saturday,October 5th,9:30 am–2:00 pm.TheF.A.I.R:Family Abilities InformationRally  -ACross Disabilities EventatAll Peoples Life Center.  USFHealth students- bring yourenergy,bringyoursmilesand getreadyfora greattime at this event which designed to help people with disabilities fully participate in our community! Youmayassistwith anyofthefollowing FUN,interactive activities:  USFHealth ‘Keep Away the Germs’ station; Stay Away from  Smoking station; and Fitness station (Frisbee, hula hoop station,creativerelayraces). Up to20studentvolunteers can sign upwithMonica Lazaro  with the Infectious Disease Association.

Research Updates

COPH graduate students are encouraged to visit  the main COPH Student Research  website, with links to:  Funding OpportunitiesGrant Writing ResourcesResearch Presentations; andFaculty Research Areas & Expertise.

IMPORTANT:  COPH graduate students can now apply for theStudent Honorary Awards for Research and Practice (‘SHARP’)  which provides a financial incentive to COPH students to complete a body of work to a stage sufficient for presentation at a regional, national, or international professional meeting/ conference.   The next deadline will be Monday,  October 7th.

COPH students can have their poster presentations for conferences printed free of charge at the COPH center, as long as they use the COPH Vertical  Poster Template  or the COPH Horizontal Poster Template.  If students are presenting oral presentations at conferences, they are asked to use the COPH PowerPoint Template.

For additional information pertaining to  student research and service,  feel free to contact  Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH   by email (ekent@health.usf.edu) phone (813-974-6622) or in person (COPH room 2150H).