PhD student Stacey Griner addresses oral health literacy

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month “There is very little research about dental and oral health among college students and on university campuses,” Stacey Griner said. “So I decided to use my training in dental hygiene to learn more about the dental needs of students and identify areas that can be improved.” Griner, a registered […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch appointed chair of WHO committee

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The USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, distinguished university health professor, has been appointed chair of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Onchocerciasis Technical Sub-Committee of the Regional Program Review Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (RPRG).  Unnasch is chair of the Department of Global Health and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. […]

Mental health is public health

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World Mental Health Day is October 10 The University of South Florida College of Public Health embraces the concept that mental health is public health. To this end, the college offers certificate and full degree programs in support of behavioral health, as well as activities for students and the community. This year’s World Mental Health […]

Public Health hosts free flu shot drive on Oct. 20

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On Friday, October 20, the University of South Florida College of Public Health hosts the 21st Annual Free Flu Shot Drive. The event is from 8am-4pm, while supplies last. The college is located at 3010 USF Banyan Circle, Tampa, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. The free flu shot drive is a collaborative […]

Our week. Our Homecoming. Our USF, Oct. 9-14

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Ahem … SuperBull XXI is here and this year’s offerings include something for everyone! The USF Health festivities commence on Monday, October 9 and keep going #BullStrong for a full seven days. MONDAY – October 9 Living WELL 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—Health Rotunda Kick off homecoming with free massages, DIY stress balls, a bath salt bar […]

State of the College Address aims for the future

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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. While the COPH aims to focus on the future, as highlighted by Dean Donna Petersen during the State of the College Address on September 22, Petersen began by speaking […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Back to school!

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A new herd of Bulls entered the USF College of Public Health on Thursday, August 17. They arrived at orientation ready to learn and share their public health passions with others. Marissa Estrada is one of the college’s 296 new students. At 7:40 a.m., she was the first student to arrive for orientation. Estrada is […]