Annual state of the college address, Sept. 22

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. Join COPH Dean Donna Petersen for her annual State of the College Address on Friday, September 22. She will report on current affairs, reflect on college highlights from 2016, as […]

Alumna Nancy Lashway’s passion for dietetics and public health

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USF College of Public Health alumna Nancy Lashway’s key ingredients for success combine her passion for public health and healthy eating. As a clinical dietitian working for more than 30 years in the health care field for hospitals like Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Salem, N.C., and Bayfront Medical Center in St. Pete, Fla., she said […]

Graduate student Kelley Dennings leads national social marketing association

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Kelley Dennings is making history as the founding president of the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA), a membership-based organization spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Dennings, a graduate student in the USF College of Public Health online public health practice program, said SMANA officially launched in June 2016 at […]

Kindness and compassion are takeaways for the Fall 2016 graduating class

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“This graduating class is outstanding and I know that they are going to go forth and do great work promoting and protecting the health of people,” COPH Dean Donna Petersen said. “We are truly grateful for all that you have done and accomplished here and all that you are going to do in the future.” […]

Alumna Katie Jones fights food insecurity with Feed-A-Bull

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Katie Jones, registered dietitian at USF’s Student Health Services and Center for Student Well-Being, was providing nutrition counseling for students when she noticed that some of her recommendations on how to maintain balanced eating habits were not feasible and too expensive for some students. Jones would often hear students say “Well I don’t know how […]

COPH seeks outstanding alumni for annual award, deadline Dec. 1

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To date, the USF College of Public Health has recognized 29 alumni with significant impact in public health. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2017. “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 […]

Annual flu shot day fighting the flu for 20 years

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The doors opened at 8 a.m., but Shelley Ayala was third in line to receive her complimentary flu vaccination early on Oct. 21. A resident of Riverview, Fla., Ayala has been coming to the USF College of Public Health’s flu vaccination drive, a collaborative effort with USF Health and the Hillsborough County Health Department, for six years. […]

Public health’s online masters program ranked #2 in the country

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The USF College of Public Health is once again ranking high among U.S. programs. The College’s Master of Public Health degree program was recently ranked #2 in the country by Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website that helps students find offerings in affordable online degree programs. The ranking places the USF public health program second among […]