Global Health, Diplomacy & National Security call for posters

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The University of South Florida is accepting undergraduate and graduate student abstracts to be presented for poster presentations on a variety of topics related to the intersection of global health, diplomacy, national security, public health and migration.  STUDENT POSTER AWARDS Undergraduate Graduate 1st Place (1 award): $400 2nd Place (2 awards): $200 3rd Place (4 awards): […]

Undergraduate Aubrey Selamu-Bell helps provide clean drinking water in Ghana

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Aubrey Selamu-Bell, a University of South Florida College of Public Health undergraduate student, is one of 15 USF students chosen to take part in a three-year project aiming to improve water sanitation efforts in Ghana. The project, NSF-IRES: Water and Sanitation Research in Ghana, is an interdisciplinary project allowing graduate and undergraduate students from STEM, […]

Health sciences program finds new home at USF COPH

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Have you noticed more students in the lobby and walking around the halls of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) lately? If so, don’t worry―your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. This semester marks the first in which an influx of new faculty, staff and students from the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences […]

Deidre Orriola and colleagues turn disaster-relief mission into research paper

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Forty-five days after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, Deidre Orriola, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty instructor, health educator and alumna, traveled to the municipality of Vega Baja on the island as part of a nongovernmental disaster medical team (DMT). The interdisciplinary team consisted of Dr. Jessica Gordon, a pediatric nurse practitioner […]

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 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 […]