Our week. Our Homecoming. Our USF, Oct. 14-21

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Ahem … SuperBull XXII is here and this year’s offerings include something for everyone! The USF Health festivities commence on Monday, October 15. MONDAY – October 15 Living WELL 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Health Rotunda Kick off Homecoming with a bang at the 3rd Annual Living WELL event! From wellness resources to t-shirts and swag, food and […]

New study offers insights into triggers of early-stage malaria parasite infection

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For a century, researcher after researcher has tried to grow Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite that causes the most widespread type of malaria, in petri dishes continuously, in hopes of studying how it infects humans. None have succeeded. The parasite just won’t grow in the laboratory for prolonged time. So, scientists at the University […]

COPH undergraduate receives $5,000 educational grant

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Taneil Lee, a USF College of Public Health senior raised on the island of Grand Cayman, was awarded a $5,000 educational grant from Island Heritage Insurance. The grant is awarded annually to a Caymanian student enrolled at an accredited university on a full-time basis. According to Dawn McLean-Brady, a member of the educational grant committee, […]

#VaxWithMe at free flu shot drive on October 19

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On Friday, October 19, the USF College of Public Health hosts its annual Free Flu Shot Drive.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine annually to reduce the risk of illness, including hospitalization.   This is the 22nd year of the college’s flu shot […]

State of the College Address highlights achievements and honors

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For more than 30 years, the USF College of Public Health has played an active role in advancing the public’s health—at home and around the world. On September 24, Dean Donna Petersen presented her Annual State of the College Address to faculty staff and students. During the address she highlighted the “Five Ws of the […]

Jay Wolfson examines Mohs surgery and fraudulent Medicare billing

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According to research conducted by Dr. Jay Wolfson of the USF College of Public Health, dermatologists are increasingly cutting themselves a break. Literally and figuratively. In August Wolfson, a distinguished service professor of public health, medicine and pharmacy, published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology entitled “Avoiding and Managing Medicare […]

Yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and PTSD

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September is National Yoga Month Can yoga help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans? What about the martial art/ combat sport known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)? And, will one prove more effective than the other? The research isn’t in yet but Dr. Kevin Kip, a USF College of Public Health epidemiology and biostatistics […]