USF program gets Floridians to kick the smoking habit

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31 Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on tobacco and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three deaths from cardiovascular disease is smoking-related. Even those […]

Behavioral health students share 10 tips for stressing less

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month Final exams. The fight you had with a friend. The overdue electric bill. Stress—that physical, emotional and mental tension you feel—is everywhere. And the USF COPH is no exception. According to the American Institute of Stress, roughly three-quarters of Americans feel the physical and mental effects of stress on […]

USF develops technique revolutionizing malaria research

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New laboratory method opens the door to novel human liver-stage research A breakthrough by the scientists at the University of South Florida is giving researchers around the world the chance to study the planet’s deadliest parasite in ways that were previously impossible. A new and innovative laboratory technique, published this week in Nature Communications, will radically improve the way […]

Public health approved as Global Pathway major

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BSPH becomes one of just 10 USF majors certified in the program In April, the USF Global Citizens Project, part of USF’s Quality Enhancement Plan, approved the COPH’s bachelor of science in public health (BSPH) degree program as a Global Pathway major. Global Pathways are majors or degree programs  that “provide students with opportunities to […]

Doctoral student Malinee Neelamegam receives Phi Kappa Phi fellowship

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Malinee Neelamegam, a USF COPH doctoral student in epidemiology, recently received a $10,000 dissertation fellowship from the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi. This year the group presented 10 such fellowships to graduate students around the country. All the students, working in a variety of disciplines, are currently in the writing phase of their dissertations—or […]

Get ready Class of 2018!

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“For our graduates, thank you for joining the USF College of Public Health, thank you for being a part of our community, and thank you for taking the time to learn about this important and noble profession and to work hard to develop skills that you can take everywhere,” said Dean Donna Petersen. On Thursday, […]

Four COPH students earn prestigious USF Golden Bull Award

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Each year the University of South Florida student affairs office recognizes twenty undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify the “spirit of USF.” The Golden Bull Awards are presented during the spring semester to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated leadership experience both on campus and off. This year’s program held […]