35th anniversary spotlight: Newly revived Public Health Executive Leadership Program welcomes second cohort

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In 2018, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) resurrected its Public Health Executive Leadership Program, which had been dormant for 10 years. The program aims to bring rising leaders in the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) together to “collaborate and improve upon their own as well as their agency’s effectiveness,” said Dr. Marissa Levine, […]

Social marketing, reproductive rights and the environment: How one COPH grad tackles all three

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At first glance, it may seem hard to decipher how reproductive rights, protecting our environment and social marketing all overlap. But for USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Kelley Dennings, it comes easily. Dennings, who earned an MPH in public health practice from USF in 2018, is now working as a campaigner at the […]

One world, one health and one COPH doctoral student

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Venita Ramirez is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student studying advanced practice leadership in public health. She’s also a public health consultant at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a consulting, research and educational organization for the U.S. Air Force that’s located in Ohio. Ramirez helps public health personnel […]

USF COPH (still!) the number-one public health school in Florida

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The votes are in, and the USF College of Public Health is still the top public health school in Florida. The college also retains its spot at number 16 in the nation, sandwiched between Yale and Brown Universities. The rankings were conducted by U.S. News and World Report and were based on peer assessment surveys […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

New semester, new fellows and new structure of the COPH

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This is the semester of all things new for the USF College of Public Health. The COPH welcomed 85 undergraduates, 213 masters and 29 doctoral students this fall semester representing more than 26 different states and 13 countries across each continent of the globe. “It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the […]

Alumna Laura Collins departs for Mauritius as a Fulbright scholar

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USF College of Public Health alumna Laura Collins departed for the African island of Mauritius on August 12 where she will be researching primary prevention techniques and observing for unique contributors to the very high incidence of Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) on the island. Collins will be conducting her independent research project through the Fulbright US […]

After nearly 50 years of combined service, two longtime COPH professors retire

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May is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. This May, in addition to graduating 242 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF COPH said goodbye to two longtime, distinguished professors: Drs. Martha Coulter and Kathleen O’Rourke. Coulter, a professor of community and family health, has dedicated her career to improving the lives […]