Beyond science and math: COPH undergrads attend USF STEM Academy

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November 8 is National STEM/STEAM Day What can USF College of Public Health (COPH) students get out of the USF STEM Academy, a program that generally attracts biology, chemistry, math and engineering majors? A lot, it turns out. STEM Academy, which gets its primary funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), is a week-long […]

Deidre Orriola earns Hispanic Heritage Award

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Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health alumna, faculty instructor II, health educator and lactation counselor, spent a week last year in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico as part of a collaborative disaster-relief committee including members of USF Health, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the public and private sector in Puerto Rico. In recognition of her service—which […]

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation […]

Black Robe Day proves how law and health intersect

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The USF Health Community visited the 13th Judicial Circuit Courthouse in downtown Tampa on Oct. 17 to get a firsthand look at the relationship between the health and legal professions. Known as Black Robe Day, the event was attended by 45 USF Health students, faculty and staff who spent the morning shadowing lawyers and judges, including sitting in […]

Natasha Kurji places in statewide pitch competition addressing mental health [VIDEO]

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USF College of Public Health doctoral student Natasha Kurji placed as a finalist in the Florida Blue Health Innovation Pitch competition earning a $1,000 award. The sixth annual competition, held October in Orlando, Fla. at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona Medical City, asked competitors to pitch solutions to support the treatment of anxiety […]

A “thrilled and grateful” Sam Bell accepts alumni award

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The Honorable Samuel P. Bell, III, the “father” of the USF College of Public Health, accepted USF’s prestigious Class of ’56 Award at an alumni celebration held Thursday, Oct. 18, in conjunction with Homecoming Week. The award, which recognizes a non-USF alumnus who has “rendered distinguished service to the university and its community,” is presented […]