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 […]

MPH students gain real-world experience with new COPH course offering

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Last spring, the USF College of Public Health debuted a new hands-on course called “Community Application of Public Health Science” (CAPHS). It was developed for MPH students with the aim of giving them real-world experience in public health program evaluation. COPH professors Drs. William Sappenfield and Jennifer Marshall designed and led the course. “One of […]

Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds

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We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. The house sparrow is one of the most common carriers of WNV in urban areas. Mosquitos feed off the infected birds and spread the virus to humans. New research finds […]

COPH celebrates 125 graduates (and 1 orangutan) at summer 2019 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health feted 142 new public health professionals at its summer 2019 graduation ceremony, held Aug. 2 in the college’s Samuel P. Bell Auditorium. Fifty-eight students were recognized for earning their BSPH degrees while 60 were honored for receiving master’s degrees. Seven received their doctorates. In recognition of her 4.0 grade […]

Public health students help vulnerable communities get ahead of the storm

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.   Through the Public Health Innovation Studio summer course, launched in partnership with the Hillsborough […]

COPH grad receives 2 top USF awards, graduates in 3 years with perfect 4.0

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When Andrea Prospect graduated the USF College of Public Health (COPH) with her BSPH on August 3, she walked away with more than a diploma. Because of her outstanding dedication to the university and her coursework, Prospect was honored with two prestigious USF Alumni Association awards: the King O’Neal Scholar Award, which is presented every […]

COPHers showcase the DrPH program at APHL annual meeting

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Laboratory scientists from across the country gathered in St. Louis in June for the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) annual meeting. The four-day conference of more than 700 professionals covered public health laboratory issues, trends and technologies. One hot topic was how to reverse the impending laboratory scientist shortage. While need for laboratory professionals […]

Vaccine hesitancy is a top public health crisis. So what’s the answer?

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August is National Immunization Month According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine hesitancy―the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines―is now a top-10 international public health threat. Vaccinations, says WHO, prevent 2.3 million deaths a year, a number that could increase by 1.5 million if global vaccination rates increased. Vaccine hesitancy […]