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Social & Political Climate Symposium: How the Present Impacts the Future of Maternal and Child Health

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The Maternal & Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) 8th annual spring symposium is Friday, March 3 at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. The theme is the role of social and political climate on health. This year’s opening keynote speaker is Dr. Ann Dozier, past chair of the Maternal and Child Health Section […]

White House Healthy Campus Challenge honors USF

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On January 13, Jodi Ray, director of Florida Covering Kids and Families (FL-CKF) , and members of her team visited the White House for a formal award ceremony honoring 50 of the campuses who took part in the White House Healthy Campus Challenge. The USF College of Public Health’s FL-CKF program is the largest Navigator […]

COPH hosts regional RWJF meeting on Feb. 27

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Join colleagues from academia and the community for a conversation about organizational and institutional barriers that hinder the advancement of underrepresented minority professionals. This is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation event in partnership with the USF College of Public Health and USF Office of Diversity Inclusion and Equal Opportunity.

Birth certificates missing the mark on birth defects

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Birth certificates are not effectively capturing birth defects, according to a new study conducted by public health researchers. Their findings, “Evaluation of the Sensitivity and Accuracy of Birth Defects Indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has Data Quality Improved?” has been published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. USF College of Public […]

Dr. Russell Kirby: folic acid awareness key to preventing neural tube defects

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month; Folic Acid Awareness Week is Jan. 8-14, 2017 Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health, has co-edited a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, highlighting the latest […]

Dr. John Adams named 2016 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

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College of Public Health’s John Adams, PhD is one of five leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year’s class also includes Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM and Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA from USF Health. With this year’s new Fellows […]

New fellowship brings public health to the zoo

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The USF College of Public Health and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo have teamed up to create the new Veterinary Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, an innovative teaching, research and training opportunity dedicated to the health of the animal and human populations, with an initial focus on the endangered Florida manatee. “We’re reaching out to a community […]

Kindness and compassion are takeaways for the Fall 2016 graduating class

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“This graduating class is outstanding and I know that they are going to go forth and do great work promoting and protecting the health of people,” COPH Dean Donna Petersen said. “We are truly grateful for all that you have done and accomplished here and all that you are going to do in the future.” […]