COPH student chosen for Florida AHEC Scholars Program

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) MPH student Juliana Azeredo was recently accepted into the Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The program is part of a national initiative that provides inter-professional learning opportunities to students with health majors (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, social work, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, public health and others) who […]

COPH graduate students take part in mock World Health Assembly

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Six USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, in January to take part in the 2019 American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) Regional Conference. AMWHO puts on authentic simulations of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

What’s Wrong with This Picture

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Written by: Adam Marty, PhD, Health Consultant A one-gallon plastic juice container that contained acetone, a category 2 flammable liquid, was observed in a production area.  The container had become brittle and was breaking apart at the top. Many flammable liquids are solvents which can degrade certain types of plastics causing the plastic to become […]

Landscaping Safety


Written by: Gabe Garcia, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Supervisor Florida is considered the Sunshine State. While most states are covered with that white, fluffy stuff during the winter season, us Floridians enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Due to our weather conditions and fertile ground, it makes Florida the mecca for the Landscaping Industry. Landscaping is one of […]

COPH students excel at the 23rd annual NAHSE Case Competition

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A group of USF College of Public Health students traveled to Orlando, Fla., in October to participate in the annual National Association of Health Services Executive (NAHSE) Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition. The competition is a scholarship program where graduate students in health administration, business administration and public health are invited to form teams […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta’s book builds student skills in health communication

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, says media plays a big role in shaping our conceptions of health and illness. She, along with her colleague Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor at Temple University, have unlocked the multiple ways that health and media intersect in “Health Communication, Strategies and Skills for a New Era,” […]

APHA Press releases Certified in Public Health Exam Review Guide

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Now, more than ever, public health professionals are called upon to meet the increasing health challenges facing communities across the country. The National Board of Public Health Examiners administers a voluntary Certified in Public Health, or CPH, exam to ensure that public health students and graduates have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to this evolving field. […]

New research framework may help better predict human and wildlife infectious disease risk

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University of South Florida-led research identifies individual hosts more or less likely to escalate outbreaks The 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic that ravaged Western Africa, killing thousands, was the largest in history. An analysis of the epidemic found that not all individuals played an equal role in spreading the deadly infectious disease – just 3 percent […]