Bulls Unite in Orlando at Florida Public Health Association conference

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Join the USF College of Public Health for several key events at the Florida Public Health Association Educational Conference in Orlando, July 24-25. This year’s theme is “Striving for Excellence in Public Health.”

Network with us.

On Tuesday, July 24 from noon – 1:30 pm the college hosts its annual luncheon for alumni and public health partners.  USF Sarasota-Manatee professor Dr. Kathy Black will address “Public Health Alignment with Age-Friendly Communities.” Black also serves as the Age-Friendly Sarasota Initiative Advisor and Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar.

The luncheon is included with conference registration.

Enroll with us.

Established in 1984 as the first college of public health in the State of Florida, the USF College of Public Health is committed to advancing careers and improving the public’s health. Named Florida’s top public health graduate school by US News and World Report, the COPH offers the BSPH, MHA, MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degrees, as well dual degrees and graduate certificates in online, on-campus and blended formats.

To learn more about the college and its students who commit to passionately solve problems and create conditions that allow every person the universal right to health and well-being, visit www.publichealth.usf.edu or speak with a college recruiter on-site during the conference networking breaks.

The three FPHA past-presidents are USF Bulls! Ms. Shannon Hughes is a current COPH graduate student and Drs. Greg Danyluk and Richard France are COPH alumni. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Danyluk)

Engage with us.

The following members of the COPH community will share their practice and their passion via poster presentations and talks at the FPHA annual educational conference.

-“Assessment of Student Experiences with Intimate Partner Violence at the University of South Florida.”  Authors: Jessica Garcia, BHS, Maria-Angela Mandes-Braseli, BA, Desiree Lara, BS,  Miriam Escobar, BA,  Jaime Corvin, PhD
-“Suffering in Silence No More: Challenges student and volunteers encounter upon returning home from international humanitarian work.” Authors: Tessa Saturday, Caitlin Wolfe, Blake Maihack, Jaime Corvin, PhD
-“Infertility Experiences Among College Students.” Authors: Marissa Rickloff, Waleska Santiago-Datil, Cheyenne Wagi, Noor Zaman
-“The Evaluation of Cultural Competency within Student Health Services and its Impact on International Students at the University of South Florida Tampa Campus.” Authors: Emily Walters, Nnenne Moneke Mary Bougoulias Yanti Leosari
-“Bullying among Refugee Student Populations in Hillsborough County.” Authors:  Ashleigh Blersch, Reatta Ram, Carson Bell


Dr. Humberto López Castillo shares his public health passion at the 2016 FPHA annual conference. (Photo by Natalie Preston)


Student presenters and attendees strike a bullish pose during a 2016 conference break. (Photo by Natalie Preston)


FPHA Board Member and COPH alumnus Robert Maglievaz is super excited to re-connect with alma mater at the 2016 event. (Photo by Natalie Preston)

Visit FPHA for additional information and to register for these events.

Story by Natalie D. Preston, USF College of Public Health