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Arturo Rebollón, MD MPH CPH, project coordinator for USF Health in Panama and an epidemiology alumnus of the USF College of Public Health, represented the Panamanian team at USF Health Research Day. He presented a poster titled Participatory Processes to Develop Innovative Tailored Health Educational Material for the Ngabe-Buglé Indigenous Communities in Panama. Researchers and students approached Dr. Rebollón for collaborative projects and further interventions in Panama through the USF Health office at the City of Knowledge. Continue reading
Arlene Calvo, PhD, a research assistant professor in the University of South Florida College of Public Health, presented a poster at the 14th National Conference of Science and Technology. Organized by the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC), the conference was held October 17-20 in Panama at the City of Knowledge Convention Center.
Dr. Calvo presented on “Integrated Healthcare in the Ngäbe Buglé Comarca: Training the Trainers.” Her poster highlighted the advances of a three-phase community-based educational project in Panama’s Ngäbe Buglé indigenous territory and supported the conference’s overall theme of Science and Technology at the Service of Society.
Dr. Arlene Calvo holds joint appointments with the Departments of Community and Family Health and Global Health. She earned a doctorate in community and family health from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
Taken from the COPH USF Monday Letter 19NOV2012. Find original article HERE
Arturo Rebollon, MD, MPH, CPH, presented a poster titled “CÁNCER DE PRÓSTATA: EVALUACIÓN DE LA CALIDAD DE LA DATA DEL REGISTRO NACIONAL DE CANCER EN LA PROVINCIA DE PANAMÁ, PANAMÁ” at the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science 2012 (APANAC2012). The conference was held October 17-20, 2012 in Panama.
Dr. Rebollon is the projects coordinator for USF Health in Panama. He earned a master of public health in epidemiology from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
Taken from the USF COPH Monday Letter 05NOV2012. Find the original article HERE
Medical Students involved in community-based health education project with USF Health International Panama in Remote Region of Comarca Ngabe Bugle.
While the main campus of USF Health sits among the urban jungle that is North Tampa, the USF Health International Foundation Panama has a different surrounding. Overlooking the final set of Pacific-sided gates to the Panama Canal, the office is situated among the dense tropical rainforest in Ciudad del Saber, or City of Knowledge. Continue reading
This summer, the inaugural course on International Perspectives on Women`s Health took place in Panama. The course consisted on a three-day concentrated seminar at the USF Tampa campus, a month-long on-line exchange and a nine-day learning field experience in Panama City. The course was represented by eight students with a variety of backgrounds including, nursing, medicine, public health, anthropology, education among others, making this an interdisciplinary experience. Students had the opportunity to learn about international women`s health issues from a human rights perspective. Topics including domestic violence, chronic diseases, education and poverty, female genital mutilation, sexual and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS, and sex trafficking were discussed in class and sites related to these topics were visited during the field experience.
The course instructors were Drs. Cheryl Vamos and Arlene Calvo (USF Panama Office), both from the Department of Community and Family Health. The course was an exciting and emotional experience that opened the doors for international collaborations in academic and research endeavors for faculty and students. Plans for offer a second course in Summer 2013 are underway. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for further information.
USF Health in Panama the 3rd Clinical Research Course starting in September 18th, 2012. The course will provide the students with an introduction to Good Clinical Practices (GCP), human subjects protection, protocol writing, clinical trials, and real-life experiences from international experts.
Each session will be interactive and include hands-on skill building activities.
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The USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences Department of Child and Family Studies recently partnered with the USF Health International Foundation and the Soy Capaz (I Am Capable) Foundation of Panama to host a one-day seminar on autism. The seminar was held at the Children’s Hospital of Panama in Panama City and featured USF and Panamanian experts in autism management and therapies for parents and caregivers of autistic persons.
Dr. Mario Hernandez, Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies, traveled to Panama with Dr. Lise Fox, Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Studies, Dr. Karen Berkman, Director of the Center of Autism and Related Disabilities, and Dr. Linda Callejas, Social and Behavioral Researcher in Child and Family Studies. Continue reading