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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative celebrates 10 years of advancing the health of mothers and infants (VIDEO)

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), housed in the USF College of Public Health’s Chiles Center, has been on a mission of making sure Florida’s infants and mothers receive the highest quality health care and outcomes for the last decade. Some improvements hospitals have made because of the FPQC’s efforts […]

Using drone mapping to identify mosquito habitats in Manatee County (VIDEO)

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Traditional mosquito abatement programs, which generally call for the spraying of insecticides across widespread areas via helicopters, can be expensive and imprecise. Manatee County, looking for a more effective and less-costly strategy to combat flood water or “nuisance” mosquitos, turned to experts at the USF College of Public Health (COPH) […]

What’s it like having COVID-19? One COPHer describes firsthand experience

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Azzam Albashir, a USF College of Public Health (COPH) health sciences major, was enjoying his spring break in Canada when COVID-19 brought the world to its knees. Albashir and his traveling companion decided to cut their visit short, before borders were closed, and head home to the United Arab Emirates […]

Practicing their passion: USF College of Public Health faculty work across the state to trace contacts, track spread of COVID-19

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In mid-March, Dr. Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CEH, dean of USF’s College of Public Health (COPH), sent an email to the college’s faculty with the subject line of “an unprecedented opportunity.” The email was sent just as the university and the country were bracing for the coming onslaught of COVID-19 […]