Dr. Matawal Makut’s first year as faculty-in-residence

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In July, the USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Matawal Makut, instructor I, marked the end of his first year as a faculty-in-residence at USF’s Beta Hall. As the new school year begins, Makut is excited to continue with the three-year commitment. As a FIR, professors are charged with fostering habits of curiosity about and […]

Recent COPH grad traveled the world with USF programs

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What’s on your bucket list? If you’re like a lot of people, at least one dream is to travel the world. Unfortunately for most of us, though, work or school gets in the way of having the time and resources to check that one off our list. But not so for David Arango. The recent […]

COPH students study community health in Indonesia

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In July, four USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduate students traveled to Indonesia to take part in the “Community Participation in Public Health” course offered by Diponegoro University in Semarang. This is the first collaboration between the college and Diponegoro University, made possible by Dr. Hanifa Denny, a COPH alumna who’s now a faculty […]

Social marketing, reproductive rights and the environment: How one COPH grad tackles all three

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At first glance, it may seem hard to decipher how reproductive rights, protecting our environment and social marketing all overlap. But for USF College of Public Health (COPH) alumna Kelley Dennings, it comes easily. Dennings, who earned an MPH in public health practice from USF in 2018, is now working as a campaigner at the […]

MPH students gain real-world experience with new COPH course offering

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Last spring, the USF College of Public Health debuted a new hands-on course called “Community Application of Public Health Science” (CAPHS). It was developed for MPH students with the aim of giving them real-world experience in public health program evaluation. COPH professors Drs. William Sappenfield and Jennifer Marshall designed and led the course. “One of […]

Light Pollution May Be Increasing West Nile Virus Spillover From Wild Birds

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We’re in the midst of summertime mosquito bite season and cities across the country are reporting a heightened number of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases. The house sparrow is one of the most common carriers of WNV in urban areas. Mosquitos feed off the infected birds and spread the virus to humans. New research finds […]

COPH celebrates 125 graduates (and 1 orangutan) at summer 2019 graduation

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The USF College of Public Health feted 142 new public health professionals at its summer 2019 graduation ceremony, held Aug. 2 in the college’s Samuel P. Bell Auditorium. Fifty-eight students were recognized for earning their BSPH degrees while 60 were honored for receiving master’s degrees. Seven received their doctorates. In recognition of her 4.0 grade […]

Public health students help vulnerable communities get ahead of the storm

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate students were able to get out of the classroom and into the field this summer as they served some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable communities to help residents in building their hurricane preparedness plans.   Through the Public Health Innovation Studio summer course, launched in partnership with the Hillsborough […]