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 […]

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 […]

State of the College Address highlights preparation for the future

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The USF College of Public Health aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 26. “We really need to rein in and be clear about where we’re going, what our direction is and the important things we’d like to do,” she said. […]

New students, new faculty, new staff—oh my!

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The USF College of Public Health was abound with energy on August 18 as new undergraduate and graduate students filled the Sam P. Bell III Auditorium for orientation festivities. “We’d like to thank you for choosing USF, because you did have choices in Florida and you chose us, and you will not be disappointed,” said […]

Bulls ready to improve the public’s health

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“We take a moment at the College of Public Health to acknowledge your accomplishments and to thank you again for choosing this very important field,” said the USF College of Public Health Dean Dr. Donna Petersen. On August 6, the COPH hosted two celebrations for graduates and their families. The morning pinning ceremony consisted of […]

Public health graduates future heroes

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“Never doubt that a single individual can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has—Margaret Mead,” said Dr. Kay Perrin, interim associate dean for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs in USF College of Public Health. This is one of many graduation-related ‘charges’ issued to the Class of 2016. On […]

Julie Hentz uses social marketing to spotlight public health issues

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“I found I loved public health policy almost as much as social marketing,” said MPH graduate, Julie Hentz. Hentz graduated May 6 with a master of public health degree from the USF College of Public Health. She made the jump from advertising to public health after working for years in advertising with companies, such as […]