USF Women’s Health Collaborative celebrates interdisciplinary research at annual luncheon with seed grants, recognizes Betty Castor

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative held its sixth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon during National Women’s Health Week at the Bryan Glazer JCC. The annual luncheon, sponsored by PNC Bank, sold out with more than 300 leaders and health researchers in attendance and raised over $80,000 to help improve the health […]

Alumna Wilnie Merilien increases resilience to disasters in the Philippines

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USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien recently completed a seven-month US Peace Corps placement as a disaster risk and reduction management program officer for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Carigara, Philippines. Born in Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Merilien moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. when she was four years old. As […]

Dr. Ismael Hoare appointed visiting scholar at the University of Belize

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Belize, located on the eastern coast of Central America, has provided USF College of Public Health students hands-on learning and research opportunities since the late 90s, according to Dr. Ismael Hoare. Hoare, COPH alumnus and assistant professor of global health, has just been appointed a visiting scholar at the University of Belize and said he […]

As more students struggle with mental health issues, one COPH professor is recognized for work in the field

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Dr. Rita DeBate, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) professor, strives to make students more aware of the importance of mental health. She recently won the Weiss Writing Prize for a mental health intervention she organized on the USF campus. The Weiss Writing Prize is an honor awarded to the author of a publication focused […]

USF #3 among grad schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, over 500 USF alumni have served in the organization—and many have come from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Currently, 16 USF alumni from a variety of programs across the USF system are volunteering for the Peace Corps in countries around the world. This is the […]

Dr. Jaime Corvin receives 2019 ASPPH Teaching Excellence Award

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Recognized as a “consummate educator, coach and champion” by Donna Petersen, dean of the USF College of Public Health (COPH), Dr. Jaime Corvin was recently honored with the Teaching Excellence Award presented by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Each year, one faculty member who teaches full time in an ASPPH-member […]

Perinatal health care champions learn and network at FPQC’s 2019 eighth annual conference

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More than 200 perinatal health care workers and advocates joined the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) for the eighth annual conference April 4-5 in Tampa, Fla. The FPQC, based at the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, aims to advance perinatal health care quality and patient safety for all of Florida’s mothers and infants.  […]