USF honors COPH professor with Women in Leadership and Philanthropy award

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Dr. Dinorah Martinez Tyson, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) and Department of Anthropology alumna who is an assistant professor in the COPH, has been given a $5,000 Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) award from the USF Foundation, a group that connects the university with donors. Martinez Tyson was presented with the Valerie […]

243 graduates of the COPH are urged to innovate, get out of comfort zone

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On May 2, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) graduated 243 students. One hundred twenty-nine of them received a bachelor of science in public health. The other 114 were graduate students. Eleven received doctorate degrees; 86 received master’s degrees. Undergraduate Send-Off The day’s festivities began in the morning. Undergraduates receiving their BSPH degrees flooded […]

#GraduationGoals: Three COPH BSPH graduates earn a perfect 4.0 GPA

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Three USF College of Public Health (COPH) undergraduates receiving their bachelor degrees in public health (BSPH) were given the distinction of graduating as a King O’Neal Scholar. This is an honor given by the USF Alumni Association to students who finished their undergraduate careers with a perfect 4.0, the highest grade point average (GPA) attainable. […]

Former USF president is honored for her work in women’s health with 2019 Remark-a-Bull Award

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National Women’s Health Week is May 12-18 As National Women’s Health Week begins, the USF Women’s Health Collective will present former USF President Betty Castor with the 2019 Remark-a-Bull Award. The award, which will be presented at the sixth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC on May 15, recognizes […]

COPH graduates first cohort in genetic counseling program

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On May 2, the USF College of Public Health (COPH) conferred MSPH degrees on the first group of students graduating its genetic counseling program. Genetic counselors help families understand and adapt to the genetic risk factors of disease. Four students graduated the program, which is the only accredited genetic counseling graduate program in the state […]

Chiles Symposium brings the opioid epidemic to the forefront of public health emergencies

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The 2019 Annual Chiles Lecture and Symposium at the USF College of Public Health took place on April 12. The mission and aim of the event focused on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid use among mothers and the impact it has on their newborn babies. The COPH’s Chiles Center aims to promote optimal health […]

Worth a shot: COPH students advocate for childhood immunization on Capitol Hill

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Vaccines and immunizations have become a hot—and somewhat controversial—topic in the United States recently. But despite the debate, childhood vaccines remain an important part of maintaining herd immunity among the general population. Herd immunity occurs when a significant portion of the population is vaccinated against a disease, thereby limiting its spread. Katherine Lesser, a second-year […]

COPH grad one of 34 in nation to receive international scholarship

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Recent University of South Florida graduate Shawn Zamani is one of a select few from around the country named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2019, earning a scholarship for post-graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. Zamani is one of only 34 U.S. students to earn the honor this year and only the second USF student ever to […]