COPH gets lucky in Philadelphia

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From the film festival to Delta Omega to a fun night out, the USF College of Public Health’s presence at the 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo was a trifecta! Bulls descended on Philadelphia from Nov. 2-6. This year’s annual meeting marked the third time in the college’s history that a video […]

Three COPH students present posters at APHA annual meeting

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Each year the 117 chapters of Delta Omega, a public health student honor society, can nominate one undergraduate and two graduate students from their respective schools to present posters at the APHA annual meeting. This year all three USF College of Public Health students nominated were selected. According to the Delta Omega website, the Student […]

Local vet credits ART with helping him overcome wartime trauma

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In June, the state of Florida passed into law House Bill 501, allowing the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with a state university to provide and evaluate alternative treatment options for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries. Florida is the only state in the nation to have such legislation. […]

CDC names Dr. Janice Zgibor an associate editor of journal

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently named Dr. Janice Zgibor an associate editor of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD). Zgibor is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) epidemiology professor and director of its DrPH program. Her term began in September and will end in 2023. PCD is a peer-reviewed, CDC-sponsored […]

COPH professor assists sustainability efforts in Sierra Leone

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Sustainability and environmental protection are hot topics in the world of public health. Combating climate change and cultivating more sustainable habitats are crucial to populations now and in the future. In August, Dr. Foday Jaward, a COPH associate professor specializing in environmental chemistry and ambient air quality, attended the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Global Programming […]

Dr. Heewon Gray honored with professional achievement award

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During the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference in Orlando this past July, SNEB partnered with the Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN) to present USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Heewon Gray with the 2019 SNEB-KSCN Professional Achievement Award. In 2011 SNEB entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the KSCN. […]

Rising and shining: Seven COPH faculty members climb the ranks

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In 2019, a record number of USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty were promoted, some with tenure. “Promotions and tenure only happen when significant accomplishments have been achieved,” said Dr. Donna Petersen, dean of the COPH. “This has been the biggest year we ever had in terms of promotions. And that’s because we continue […]

Can PTSD pass from mother to baby? COPH genomics researchers aim to find out

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Twenty-five years ago, nearly one million people died in the Rwandan genocide against ethnic Tutsi. Today, 26 percent of Rwandan adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychological health condition triggered by witnessing or being involved in highly stressful events, such as natural disasters, violence or war. Drs. Monica Uddin and Derek Wildman, genomics […]