FPQC conference expands perinatal care quality and knowledge

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative of the USF College of Public Health held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, Fla. The sixth annual conference attracted more than 220 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders from across the state. Perinatal health care professionals joined a statewide conversation on improving the […]

It’s a match for USF Dietetic Internship-MPH

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The USF College of Public Health’s Integrated Dietetic Internship-MPH program has successfully matched its first cohort of six interns. Students matched to the program are set to gain hands on experience in dietetics practice through the internship, which has been granted candidacy status for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). […]

COPH alumnae help incarcerated women in transition [video]

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USF College of Public Health alumnae Kimberlee (Krox) Roxburgh and Christine (Schilp) Mills have set out to restore hope to recently incarcerated women. As the co-founders of Hope Rises, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Little Rock, Ark., they aim to provide a comprehensive support program for previously incarcerated women and help them to achieve successful reentry […]

COPH celebrates Outstanding Staff Award winners

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Three USF College of Public Health staff members, Megan Ditizio, Samantha Haylock and Tara Greer, were recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Staff Awards. Their achievements were celebrated at a ceremony in the USF School of Music Concert Hall on April 4, 2017. The event was hosted by President Judy Genshaft. She spoke about the importance […]

Class of 2017 leaves the COPH with the power to be the change the world needs

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“Your smiles have a different quality today. When you arrived the first day it’s a smile of extreme anxiety, but now your smile is one of confidence, optimism and hope of the great futures you will all have wherever your career paths take you,” USF College of Public Health Dean Donna Petersen said. “You all […]

Chiles Center Symposium highlights recent work in community and family health

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The USF College of Public Health’s Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies strives to integrate and apply the best in evidence-based research, education, practice, and service to promote optimal health and well-being across the life-course. Faculty, staff and students disseminated their findings through the Chiles Center Symposium held in April, featuring […]

USF represented at the 31st International Papillomavirus in South Africa

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The International Papillomavirus Society hosted the 31st International Papillomavirus conference in South Africa in March, showcasing the latest research in HPV related topics from researchers and experts from around the world. This conference aims to facilitate research on human and animal papillomaviruses and their associated diseases, and to promote the translation of research results into new […]

Mary Alao graduates with a perfect 4.0

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The USF Alumni Association awards the King O’Neal Scholar award to students completing their USF coursework with a 4.0 GPA. This year the USF College of Public Health recognizes Spring 2017 BSPH graduate Mary Alao for her academic excellence. Born in Nigeria, Alao grew up in Miami, Fla. Before starting college she thought she would […]