Undergraduate Aubrey Selamu-Bell helps provide clean drinking water in Ghana

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Aubrey Selamu-Bell, a University of South Florida College of Public Health undergraduate student, is one of 15 USF students chosen to take part in a three-year project aiming to improve water sanitation efforts in Ghana. The project, NSF-IRES: Water and Sanitation Research in Ghana, is an interdisciplinary project allowing graduate and undergraduate students from STEM, […]

USF Initiative on Microbiomes announces first research awards

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Initial transdisciplinary projects focus on neuroscience-related topics The USF Initiative on Microbiomes has awarded its first seed grants to help advance new transdisciplinary microbiome research across departments and colleges. The inaugural Microbiome Research Awards were presented to principal investigators Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD, of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, and Monica Uddin, PhD, […]

Alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan publishes research on rare musculosketetal birth defect

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While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating […]

Giving Tuesday: a meaningful way to celebrate the COPH’s 35th Anny

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As the USF College of Public Health (COPH) celebrates its 35th anniversary, there are many ways to make an impact on the students, faculty and staff who call the COPH home. One of the best ways to help the college continue to grow and provide more opportunities to its students is by giving financially. Fortunately, […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines the use of medication assisted treatment in fight against opioid addiction

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids (e.g., fentanyl, oxycodone) and heroin. Some experts and federal policy makers think medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the most effective way to treat opioid addiction and use. Others, such as Dr. Katherine Drabiak, a USF College of Public […]

2019 State of the College Address celebrates COPH’s past, outlines future, highlights 35th anniversary

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On September 20, Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), gave her 14th State of the College Address to a packed audience of faculty, staff and administrators in the Samuel P. Bell III Auditorium at the COPH. This year marks the college’s 35th anniversary of its founding. After the premiere […]

Health sciences program finds new home at USF COPH

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Have you noticed more students in the lobby and walking around the halls of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) lately? If so, don’t worry―your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. This semester marks the first in which an influx of new faculty, staff and students from the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences […]