Maternal and Child Health Student Organization Holds Fall Gathering

| Monday Letter, Students

The Maternal and Child Health Student Organization(MCHSO) kicked off the fall semester with a gathering at Dr Kirby’s house on Aug 28th.  This informal gathering was a potluck attended by more than 30 student members and faculty.  With tasty dishes ranging from chicken curry to homemade desserts, a good time was had by all.

Check out the updated funding opportunities website

| Monday Letter, Students

Students may wish to check out the updated Funding Opportunities website at:  http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/student-research-2.htm and also grant writing resources website at:  http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/student-research-3.htm. Upcoming deadlines: We are now offering the Student Research Scholarship award on a biannual basis, and fall semester applications are due October 3rd; see also http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/Student+Research+Scholarship.htm Our Student Honorary Award for Research & Practice (SHARP) applications are due the first Monday of each month and the next deadline will be October 3rd – see also http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/Student+Honorary+Award.htm.

Research Updates

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Research Updates We have updated the Student Honorary Awards for Research and Practice (‘SHARP’) guidelines for 2011- 2012, see http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/Student+Honorary+Award.htm and application form at:  http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/officeresearch/pdf/SharpApplication.doc.  The purpose of the SHARP award is to provide a financial incentive to COPH students to complete a body of work to a stage sufficient for presentation at a regional, national, or international professional meeting/ conference. Please […]

Service Updates

| Monday Letter, Students

On Saturday, August 20th,  a number of our NEW COPH graduate students participated along with other USF health students in the Back to School health fair in Ruskin, as shown in the Picasa photo album at   https://picasaweb.google.com/112065141976787365445/Backtoschoolaug2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCKvp06W1_b7pSw#slideshow/5643120770197380194 . Our COPH students played an important role in teaching children how to stay healthy and safe at the start of the school year.    Stay tuned, we will have many more service opportunities for the fall, and […]

COPH Student Develops Vaccination Toolkit

| Monday Letter, Students

Bryant Smith (EPB) completed his summer FE with the Palm Beach County Health Department. Mr. Smith created a vaccination toolkit and “Adult Vaccine Provision Information Statement” (AVPIS) which has been adopted by the county health department. It will be presented as a poster at the National Vaccine Conference in Washington, DC later this year. Congratulations!

The Embracing Fatherhood Initiative (EFI)

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The Embracing Fatherhood Initiative (EFI), a student-lead advocacy effort, was born out of an advocacy-based assignment in Dr Russell Kirby’s Maternal Child Health II course.  Latoya Hill, Alison Nelson, and Natalie Rella partnered with Dr. Deborah Austin of REACH UP Inc. in Tampa, FL, a leader in advocating for and mobilizing resources to help communities […]

COPH Student Selected as 2011 Florida Alliance Scholar

| Monday Letter, Students

Damian Stanziano is pictured second from left  Damian Stanziano, PhD is one of ten students selected for the first statewide cohort of the 2011 Florida Alliance Scholars. He recently attended a culminating event on July 28, 2011 at the University of Florida where remarks from the Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D were shared. The program is […]