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COPH student works to build more accessible, safer communities

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Renya Maku, a second-year MPH student at USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), has recently joined the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) of Forward Pinellas, the county’s land use and transportation planning agency.  Forward Pinellas provides a forum for countywide decision-making on transportation and land use issues. It assists Pinellas County’s […]

AHEC welcomes eight COPH students to scholars program

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Eight USF College of Public Health (COPH) students were selected to join the Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) Scholars program. The AHEC Scholars Program (ASP) is a competitive national initiative supported by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Only 150 students in Florida were selected to join. “ASP […]

A is for advocacy: COPH students train middle/high schoolers in advocacy

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Dr. Karen Liller, a USF College of Public Health(COPH) professor and director of the college’s Activist Lab (which provides advocacy training, research and opportunities), teamed with Ellen Kent, coordinator of the USF Health Service Corps, and Activist Lab Student Advisory Board members to develop the Adopt-a-School Program for student advocacy. […]

Who adheres to mask-wearing guidelines—and who doesn’t?

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Mask wearing has been a hot topic—with lukewarm popularity. To better understand which subset of people are most inclined to follow mask-wearing guidelines, several USF College of Public Health (COPH) students set out to observe people over several weeks last year, from midsummer to early fall. The students conducted their […]

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. […]

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 […]