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Social justice + public health = a more diverse workforce

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) is introducing a new undergraduate pathway program, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Scholar for Social Justice, starting July 11. Each year, 30 undergraduate students will be selected into this competitive program. They will complete a specially designed, intensive one-year curriculum that includes a […]

The COPH graduates 629 public health heroes

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“You leave us at the most tumultuous time in the past 100 years. Your educational journey was like no other. Almost two years ago we all pivoted almost overnight to fully remote learning. We asked you to help us, and you did. You modeled good behavior, followed all the rules […]

Is financial education the key to closing the health gap?

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Improving financial wellness is a key factor to preventing negative health outcomes, according to USF College of Public Health’s Gabriela Cruz. She presented her poster, “Closing the Health Gap Requires Vital Financial Education: Results From a Community Needs Assessment Among Housing Authority Residents,” at this year’s USF Health Research Day. […]

3 COPH undergrads receive top USF leadership awards

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Three USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduate students were recently honored with two prestigious, university-wide leadership awards. Golden Bulls Kėdrine Gayle and Jataya Jackson received the Golden Bull Award. The award, presented by USF’s Student Success office, is given annually in the spring semester to undergraduate and graduate students […]

COPHers strive to reduce suicides by “Growing Hope”

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It’s not hard to see how suicide is a public health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one person dies by suicide every 11 minutes in this country. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and certain groups, including young […]

Sleep, sexual trauma and recovery

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It’s something of a catch-22: Sleep is essential to good health, yet sleep is often reduced after traumatic events like sexual violence. What can be done to improve the sleep of traumatized people, especially those experiencing sexual trauma and living in low-to-medium income countries with multiple health disparities?  Conducting research […]