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PhD student Shanda Vereen recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 20, USF College of Public Health PhD student Shanda Veeren received the 2020 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the health, medicine and behavioral science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 […]

Dr. Abraham Salinas-Miranda named director of the COPH’s Harrell Center

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Calling it “a dream come true,” Dr. Abraham Salinas-Miranda has been appointed director of the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Harrell Center, whose mission is to develop and integrate knowledge with best practices to strengthen community responses to family violence. Salinas-Miranda, a medical doctor trained in Nicaragua who came […]

35th Anniversary Spotlight: Sunshine ERC provides students cross-discipline collaboration

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The Sunshine Education and Research Center (Sunshine ERC) located in the USF College of Public Health is one of 18 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) education and research centers across the nation that provides interdisciplinary training of occupational safety and health professionals. The Sunshine ERC, which was […]

Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin publishes paper on macroimmunology—a big topic with big implications

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“Populations of animals are spread all over the globe, some in really risky environments with respect to infection,” explained Dr. Lynn “Marty” Martin, PhD, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor of genomics and disease ecology expert. “Our interest was to try to detect, summarize and explain large-scale patterns […]

In this time of social distancing, can research studies continue? COPH prof publishes paper on videoconferencing research protocols

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COVID-19—and the social distancing and stay-at-home measures it has forced—have upended all our lives and work. But for scientists whose study protocols call for in-person interactions, the current times are particularly challenging for research continuity. Enter videoconferencing. To help fellow researchers transition to the videoconferencing environment—an approach she’s used extensively […]

COVID-19 possibly striking more children than expected

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The number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported — a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A new study published in the “Journal of Public Health Management and Practice” […]

COPH doctoral student receives USF Young Alumni Award

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Dr. Joannie Bewa, who earned her MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2018, is about as impressive as they come. She’s a physician, Fulbright Scholar, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeeper, United Nations Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals, public health research associate, nonprofit founder and […]