James Taylor and Carletta Hagins-Hughes earn Quiet Quality awards

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USF College of Public Health staff members James Taylor and Carletta Hagins-Hughes were recipients of the 2019 Quiet Quality Awards. Sponsored by the USF Staff Senate, the Quiet Quality awards are given to staff who have demonstrated professional traits beyond their basic job duties, such as displaying a courteous attitude, being a team-player, and exhibiting resourcefulness. […]

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs legislation at USF that enhances treatment options for veterans suffering from PTSD

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A long-time effort at USF to strengthen alternative treatment options for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries has gained additional support from the Florida Legislature. Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation (HB 501) at the USF Office for Veteran Success, instructing the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to partner with USF […]

COPH well-represented at Summer Teaching Symposium

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Each year, USF’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) holds its Summer Teaching Symposium (STS). STS is a two-day event in which faculty and teaching assistants from around campus immerse themselves in the latest teaching and learning strategies. They also discuss and exchange teaching ideas and best practices. This year’s theme was teaching the […]

From public health executives to public health leaders

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In June, the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) newly revived Public Health Executive Leadership Program graduated its first cohort of students in 10 years. “In those 10 years, it was my understanding that there was a paucity of leadership training and formal programming for Florida Department of Health professionals,” explained Dr. Marissa Levine, a […]

Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College […]

One world, one health and one COPH doctoral student

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Venita Ramirez is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student studying advanced practice leadership in public health. She’s also a public health consultant at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a consulting, research and educational organization for the U.S. Air Force that’s located in Ohio. Ramirez helps public health personnel […]