FPQC Launches Labor Support Skills to Promote Vaginal Deliveries Workshops


The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) Initiative has officially kicked off state-wide. As part of the initiative, trainers will be travelling the state to provide regional workshops to hospitals involved in the project that focus on training hospital staff on labor support skills. The workshops review: The benefits of primary vaginal […]

76 scholars from COPH present at USF Health Research Day 2018

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Covering everything from alcohol use and risky sexual behavior to infection with Zika, 76 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students from the USF College of Public Health presented posters summarizing their scholarly work at this year’s USF Health Research Day, held in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom on February 23. Overall 391 posters—a record number—were exhibited […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka and students curb smoking in people living with HIV through video groups

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Tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a public health problem, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, an associate professor of community and family health. “People living with HIV are more likely to die due to non-HIV causes than due to HIV-related complications,” she said. Her research, “Meeting Our […]

Doctoral student Stacey Griner awarded Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Grant

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Stacey Griner has received a $1,000 grant to support her dissertation research efforts. The endowed Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant from the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington is provided to support doctoral student research. Griner, who is […]

Dr. Deborah Cragun selected to genetic counseling board

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Deborah Cragun, assistant professor and director of the genetic counseling MSPH program, has been selected to the board of directors for the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Her three-year term begins on July 1. The ACGC is the specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s […]

Alumna Laura Hamilton is driving force against child sex trafficking

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Even as a kid standing up to bullies, Laura Hamilton knew she wanted to be a voice for those who felt they didn’t have one. Hamilton is the founder and president of the nonprofit Bridging Freedom, an organization that is opening a therapeutic safe home and campus located in Pasco County for young victims of […]

Portus Stevedoring LLC, Receives a SHARP Renewal


Portus Stevedoring, LLC is one of the premier container and heavy lift cargo terminal operators based in Jacksonville, FL. Portus has maintained a relationship with the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, seeking out ways to continue to improve their safety and health programs and recertification of the SHARP Award. The company has made significant improvements by […]