Alumna Dr. Christine McGuire-Wolfe responds to hepatitis A at Pasco County Fire Rescue

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month New cases of hepatitis A continue to rise across Tampa Bay, according to USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Christine McGuire-Wolfe, with Pasco County ranking second in the state with overall number of cases. She works on the frontline of infection control at the Pasco County Fire Rescue as […]

Doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe presents at global conference

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“It’s important for us as public health professionals to share the outcomes of our work. Public and global health research is great, and it is important, but what does it ultimately translate into and who is it ultimately serving?” said USF College of Public Health doctoral student Caitlin Wolfe. Wolfe recently presented her research on […]

243 graduates of the COPH are urged to innovate, get out of comfort zone

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On May 2, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduated 243 students. One hundred twenty-nine of them received a bachelor of science in public health. The other 114 were graduate students. Eleven received doctorate degrees; 86 received master’s degrees. Undergraduate Send-Off The day’s festivities began in the morning. Undergraduates receiving their BSPH degrees flooded […]

#GraduationGoals: Three COPH BSPH graduates earn a perfect 4.0 GPA

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Three USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduates receiving their bachelor degrees in public health (BSPH) were given the distinction of graduating as a King O’Neal Scholar. This is an honor given by the USF Alumni Association to students who finished their undergraduate careers with a perfect 4.0, the highest grade point average (GPA) attainable. […]

COPH graduates first cohort in genetic counseling program

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On May 2, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) conferred MSPH degrees on the first group of students graduating its genetic counseling program. Genetic counselors help families understand and adapt to the genetic risk factors of disease. Four students graduated the program, which is the only accredited genetic counseling graduate program in the state […]

Chiles Symposium brings the opioid epidemic to the forefront of public health emergencies

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The 2019 Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium at the USF College of Public Health took place on April 12. The mission and aim of the event focused on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid use among mothers and the impact it has on their newborn babies. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote optimal health […]

Genomics program hosts first ever Iron Hack

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More than 50 students, researchers, professors, and clinicians came together as part of the first-ever NIH/USF Biohackathon and Symposium—also called Iron Hack—sponsored by the USF genomics program. The event’s aim was to learn about rare blood diseases and build tools to improve the lives of people living with these conditions. It was the first NIH/USF […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]