Students represented COPH at ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions

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USF College of Public Health doctoral candidates Krys Johnson and Markku Malmi represented the college at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla from June 22-26.  The ADA’s Scientific Sessions offer researchers and health care professionals an opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment and care.   Over the course of […]

Jay Wolfson examines Mohs surgery and fraudulent Medicare billing

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According to research conducted by Dr. Jay Wolfson of the USF College of Public Health, dermatologists are increasingly cutting themselves a break. Literally and figuratively. In August Wolfson, a distinguished service professor of public health, medicine and pharmacy, published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology entitled “Avoiding and Managing Medicare […]

Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and PTSD

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September is National Yoga Month Can yoga help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans? What about the martial art/ combat sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)? And, will one prove more effective than the other? The research isn’t in yet but Dr. Kevin Kip, a USF College of Public Health epidemiology and biostatistics […]

Alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula’s mission to save mothers in Malawi

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“Coming from Malawi where access to quality healthcare, or even just information, is beyond the reach of many is what fuels my passion for public health,” said USF College of Public Health alumna Elizabeth Mkutumula. At only 37-years-old, she said she’s seen too many people die from preventable causes. “I hear too many stories of […]

Rachel Logan receives grant to study young black women’s family planning care

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Rachel Logan, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student in community and family health, has been awarded an Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant. The grant is funded by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning. It is open to those in graduate-level programs who focus on research […]

USF College of Public Health adopts new organizational structure

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On Aug. 8 the University of South Florida College of Public Health officially adopted a new organizational structure removing the five department model and reorganizing into four strategic areas, which Dean Donna Petersen says will allow for greater faculty collaboration. “What we have created is different ways to align ourselves in the spirit of faculty […]

Could health and wellness coaching be your next career move?

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The USF College of Public Health’s graduate certificate in health and wellness coaching provides an alternative career option for individuals looking to work in health care. Associate vice president of health and wellness, Dr. Rita DeBate, said a health and wellness coach is someone who serves as an ally for an individual or group in […]