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USF COPH undergrad Endora Ankrah’s firsthand experience with malaria

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World Malaria Day is April 25. She was in the third grade when it hit her the hardest. She missed a month of school while hospitalized in a battle to overcome malaria. USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Endora Ankrah, a second-year health sciences major, has had multiple firsthand encounters […]

Narayan Kulkarni is first MHA student to represent COPH in CLARION Case Competition

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) student Narayan Kulkarni was one of four USF Health students—and the first MHA student—to represent the university at the 2021 National CLARION Case Competition. The annual competition was held virtually this year from April 9-10. “It is a wonderful opportunity to apply skills that one […]

COPH gets its own Living Learning Community [VIDEO]

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New for fall 2021: Bulls in Health, a Living Learning Community (LLC) dedicated solely to USF College of Public Health (COPH) students. Previously, public health/health sciences majors shared an LLC with nursing students. But with interest in public health at an all-time high (thanks, at least in part, to the […]

COPH alum Dr. LaShanta Rice is a behavior scientist with a passion for health equity

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Dr. LaShanta Rice, a behavior scientist at Johnson & Johnson who received her MPH from the USF College of Public Health (COPH) in 2008, got her first introduction to public health as a post-baccalaureate trainee at Meharry Medical College, a historically Black medical school located in Nashville, Tenn. It was […]

Immune response to malaria vaccines differs for each sex

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World Malaria Day is April 25. Sex and immune genes play a critical role in how one may respond to Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) vaccines, according to USF College of Public Health Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sai Lata De. De’s research, “Variable immunogenicity of a […]