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Dr. Alicia Best serves on cancer health disparities leadership council

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“Cancer disparities is my life’s work; it’s my passion,” said USF College of Public Health assistant professor Dr. Alicia Best. She’s been selected to serve on the leadership council of the American Society of Preventative Oncology (ASPO) Cancer Health Disparities special interest group. ASPO is a national multi-disciplinary professional organization […]

A pipeline to public health: COPH program cultivates future maternal & child health professionals

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If you explore the field of public health, you’ll notice that many of the statistics used to represent the health of nations involve mothers and children. And for good reason. The health of individuals and families is vital to the health of the larger communities in which they live. In […]

Federal data undercounts fatal overdose deaths caused by specific drugs

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Fatal misuse of specific drugs is a bigger problem than federal statistics make them appear, especially in Florida. According to data collected by a researcher at the University of South Florida (USF), between 2008 and 2017, roughly one-in-three overdose deaths in Florida caused by opioids were not reported by the […]

Dean Donna Petersen receives USF World’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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In November, USF World—a group that works to promote a global culture at the university—announced its 2019 Global Achievement Award winners at a celebration held during International Education Week. Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), received a Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the group’s […]

Rays Jiang, COPH genomics professor, named highly cited researcher

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In November, USF College of Public Health (COPH) assistant professor Dr. Rays Jiang, a founding member of the USF genomics program, was named a 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science Group, a citation index and research intelligence platform. Jiang was among 6,216 researchers spanning 21 fields […]

Creating 21st century thinkers: COPH faculty, students present at critical and creative thinking conference

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It’s not enough that students graduate college with higher-level knowledge. To be employable and effective in today’s world, they also need to be creative and critical thinkers. To that end, two USF College of Public Health (COPH) professors, Drs. Alison Oberne and Anna Torrens Armstrong, both alums of the college, […]