New COPH grads welcomed into “a noble profession”

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The USF College of Public Health (COPH) celebrated 178 graduates on Dec. 7 in the Samuel P. Bell III Auditorium in the COPH. Eighty-four students were awarded bachelor degrees while 85 earned their master’s degrees, including the first cohort in the online MPH Nutrition and Dietetics program. Nine students also received their doctoral degrees. The […]

Siblings Shawn and Shari Zamani graduate COPH with two of USF’s top honors

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When Shawn and Shari Zamani emigrated from Iran in 2012, the siblings were still learning to speak English. Now, just six years later, they’re receiving bachelor degrees from the USF College of Public Health and hope to continue making an impact in the lives of those who may cross their paths. As the recipient of […]

Dr. Kevin Kip named 2018 AAAS Fellow for “extraordinary achievements in science”

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In recognition of his leadership, pioneering research and distinguished service, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Dr. Kevin Kip, an epidemiology and biostatistics professor in the USF College of Public Health (COPH), a 2018 Fellow. Kip became an AAAS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section. The announcement was made November […]

New grad Menkeoma Laura Okoli sets her sights on PhD then CDC

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Menkeoma Laura Okoli first became interested in public health working at a medical internship in her native Nigeria. “The hospital where I worked as a medical doctor received victims of bomb explosions perpetrated by terrorists,” says Okoli, who received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from the USF College Public Health (COPH) […]

Bull from Down Under focuses on those who are disabled and medically underserved

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Angela Makris, a December USF College of Public Health (COPH) grad who received her MPH with a concentration in social marketing, says that from the time she was a child, she knew she always wanted to help people. And she hasn’t stopped since. Born in Sydney, Australia, to Greek parents, Makris got her BA in […]

From the east coast to the west, COPH rocked APHA

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“USF COPH rocked the house!” Dean Donna Petersen proclaimed. She was referencing how the USF College of Public Health showed up and showed out at events related to the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, held Nov. 10-14. “Our fabulous faculty organized and led a two-day Learning Institute preparing a […]

Nearly 140 Bulls join Great American Teach-In

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What is public health? A greater number of school kids can answer that question, thanks to the participation of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty, students and staff in the Great American Teach-In. The Great-American Teach-In—typically held in November—is a national, annual event in which parents, business leaders, community officials and others are […]

Drs. Petersen and Kirby receive prestigious MCHB awards

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna Petersen and Dr. Russell Kirby, a distinguished university health professor of community and family health, were recently recognized for their public health leadership and service by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MCHB is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. […]