Nominate-a-Bull for COPH alumni award, deadline Dec. 1

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To date, the USF College of Public Health has recognized 36 alumni with significant impact in public health. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2020. “During the process of soliciting and reviewing nominations for 2015 it became clear that the Outstanding Alumni Awards should be an annual event recognizing our more than […]

Keeping vulnerable populations out of the hospital

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The conditions in which you live, learn, work and play can all affect your overall health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USF College of Public Health doctoral student Nnadozie Emechebe is lead author on a recent study published in The American Journal of Managed Care examining how the social determinants of […]

Deidre Orriola and colleagues turn disaster-relief mission into research paper

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Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty instructor, health educator and alumna, traveled to the municipality of Vega Baja on the island as part of a nongovernmental disaster medical team (DMT). The interdisciplinary team consisted of Dr. Jessica Gordon, a pediatric nurse practitioner […]

Dr. Matawal Makut’s first year as faculty-in-residence

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In July, the USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Matawal Makut, instructor I, marked the end of his first year as a faculty-in-residence at USF’s Beta Hall. As the new school year begins, Makut is excited to continue with the three-year commitment. As a FIR, professors are charged with fostering habits of curiosity about and […]

Recent COPH grad traveled the world with USF programs

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What’s on your bucket list? If you’re like a lot of people, at least one dream is to travel the world. Unfortunately for most of us, though, work or school gets in the way of having the time and resources to check that one off our list. But not so for David Arango. The recent […]

Religion associated with HPV vaccination rate for college women

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It’s been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients start receiving the vaccine between ages 11 and 12, with catch-up vaccination recommended for certain groups through age […]

COPH students study community health in Indonesia

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In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH alumna who’s now a faculty […]

USF COPH conference to examine challenges of keeping water clean

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The Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (SESOT) will host their annual conference at the USF College of Public Health, Oct. 24-25. Dr. Marie Bourgeois, alumna of the COPH, research assistant professor and current SESOT president, says this year’s theme is, “Water: From the Earth to the Sky.” “It’s going to be all about water safety […]